This month, ITIJ’s magazine edition brings you its monthly round-up of current industry news, plus the latest issues of the Assistance & Repatriation Review and the International Hospitals & Healthcare Review, packed with analysis on key trends and topics.
In ITIJ, we analyse the development of AI and deep learning in the travel insurance realm, and assess the risks surrounding the growing popularity of e-bikes and e-scooters. With fears over the safety of public transport in light of the pandemic, personal electronic transportation is witnessing a renewed boom, but how safe is it and what should travel insurers know about its associated risks?
This month’s Assistance & Repatriation Review has a special focus on travel risk management (TRM), with a look at how Covid-19 has changed approaches to keeping mobile workforces safe. We also take lessons from NGOs’ approach to TRM, with insights from Lloyd Figgins, chair of the TRIP Group; we find out how the global funeral repatriation industry has met the challenges posed by the pandemic and ensuing lockdown; and we get up to date with the digital offerings provided by insurers and assistance providers that track customers to help keep them safe and well.
Elsewhere, in the International Hospitals & Healthcare Review, our feature exploring remote patient monitoring technologies sheds light on the benefits of placing the healthcare journey into patients’ hands; we investigate how payers and providers have adapted their cost containment and case management operations in the challenging climate; and Eric de Roodenbeke, CEO of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), relays how digitisation has been critical to the healthcare industry’s Covid-19 response while telling us about the IHF’s plans for the future. Meanwhile, the issue’s Destination Spotlight assesses the provision of healthcare for international patients in the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
As always, you can read all our features in full or dive straight into the magazine. Read the August issues here