EP 228 – Building Meaningful Health Scores: Understanding Health in the Digital Age – Peter Ohnemus – President and CEO of dacadoo


Michael Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 170 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

Peter Ohnemus founded the dacadoo Health Score/dacadoo ag, Zurich/Switzerland in 2010. The patented dacadoo Health Score & AI-based Lifestyle Navigation Platform is being licensed to key Life & Health Insurance companies (Payers), banks, retailers and global healthcare operators (Providers). Peter has been involved in high-tech and bio-tech investments over the last 25 years and this had led to four IPO’s and multiple trade sells. He was also entrepreneur of the year in Switzerland (EoY) for Switzerland by EY. Peter was CEO & co-founded ASSET4 in 2004 with Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch as investors. ASSET4 was sold to Thomson Reuters, New York in November 2009. Peter Ohnemus previously held senior executive positions with Sybase, Logic Works, The Fantastic Corporation and COS – all of which went public during his tenure. Peter is a frequent speaker and has spoken at World Economic Forum (WEF), Fortune Brainstorm Health, Google Tech Talks, McKinsey’s Life Leaders CEO Forum, International Insurance Summit (IIS), Geneva Association (GA), The Royal Society of Medicine, Stanford LIGHT Conference, CommunicAsia, Mobile World Congress, European Health Forum by the EU, Economist Global Healthcare Forum, Mobile Health Summit DC, European Tech Tour, Red Herring, WWW/Digital Disease Detection, etc. Peter occasionally teaches digital innovation & entrepreneurship at Universities such as ETH, HSG - Switzerland, Bocconi - India.

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“Health is not a sprint. Health is a marathon. We spent seven years only creating the health score. 400 million man years of clinical data. So it was an enormous undertaking to create that health score.” – Peter Ohnemus

In this episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, Peter Ohnemus, President & CEO of dacadoo, discusses the development of its Health Score & AI-based Lifestyle Navigation Platform that integrates clinical data to evaluate individual health comprehensively. Peter notes that dacadoo spent seven years analyzing 400 million man-years of data to create this scoring system. This effort aims to make health status understandable and actionable for consumers, thus fostering better personal health management.

Throughout the discussion, Peter emphasizes the transformative potential of technology in health and insurance sectors. He explains how traditional methods in these industries are being overhauled by innovations that offer personalized insights and proactive health management. The conversation also touches on the broader implications of such technologies, including their ability to drive down insurance costs and improve overall societal health by promoting healthier lifestyles through data-driven insights and individualized health metrics.

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