The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (amii) has launched a new health and well-being podcast series looking at key issues of interest to many doctors.
Talking Health & Wellbeing features major names in the health and well-being space in conversation with amii chairman David Middleton.
The series was launched with a discussion on the future use of technology and data in the health and well-being arena with Iain McMillan, director of distribution at Bupa.
He predicts that wearable technology may at some stage provide reports directly to GPs and health insurance companies and that voice technology – such as Alexa – could be used in flagging up potential mental health issues.
The podcast also discusses how the future of medicine will be driven by data and analytics, with advances in technology, biology, genomics and precision medicine set to revolutionise our understanding and approach to health and continue the trend towards personalised healthcare.
David and Iain also look towards the future of workplace well-being and the kind of data that could be collected from smartphones, apps and wearables to advance physical health and support people’s energy levels and mood management.
amii is the voice of intermediaries and insurer members promoting and advising on health insurance, protection and well-being services to individuals and companies.
The Talking Health & Wellbeing Podcast can be found on the Apple and Spotify platforms or on www.amii.org.uk