ExamOne and Sikka.ai collaborate to provide oral healthcare information through HealthPiQture
The new integration will help life insurers detect potentially undisclosed smoking status, cancers, and chronic diseases that may impact mortality
We are excited to announce that we are now integrated with Sikka.ai, which has one of the largest databases of dental patient information in the US and Canada, to offer oral health–based indicators to assist with life insurance underwriting for the first time. Through this collaboration, insurance partners will now be able to access historical oral healthcare insights to expand their risk assessment data.
This information, available with applicant consent through ExamOne’s HealthPiQture™ platform, offers 10 health indicators: tobacco use, cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, liver disease, diabetes, kidney disease, blood disorders, and marijuana use. These indicators are returned on ExamOne’s HealthPiQture report and identify when any or all of these conditions were disclosed or recorded via clinical notes at the time of a dental exam.
Several clinical academic studiesopens PDF file have shown a high correlation between oral care and mortality, but to date, this information hasn’t been available on a scale of millions to the life insurance industry.
“Sikka.ai tobacco and oral health indicators have been developed and run through rigorous retro studies with several major carriers. Working with an innovative company like ExamOne, we are excited to bring years of research and development to production for the life insurance industry”, said Vijay Sikka, founder and CEO of Sikka.ai
Sikka.ai software has one of the largest platforms of dental practice installations and dental patients in the US and Canada. Sikka has been researching and refining its health indicators for the last 5 years and completed 10 retrospective studies with carriers, reinsurers, and data providers totaling just under 9 million policies.
“We are excited to offer this new data to life insurers,” said John Reynolds, Senior Director of Business Development, ExamOne. “Insurers are continuously looking for new data to close health history gaps and build a comprehensive risk profile. This integration adds another layer of information that is not available anywhere else in our industry.”
This data complements the existing LabPiQture™, ScriptCheck®, and Medical Claims information currently available in our HealthPiQture platform, providing our partners with a more comprehensive and complete picture of an individual’s health.
The integration is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2022.
About sikka.ai: Sikka.ai is helping to rethink the important retail healthcare market using an award-winning single API cloud platform with Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Sikka focuses on retail healthcare practices in dentistry, veterinary, optometry, chiropractic, orthodontics, and oral surgery. Sikka has one of the largest real-time install bases in the dental industry in both the US and Canada. The Sikka API Platform connects to 96% of the retail healthcare market and all practice management systems and financial systems those practices use. The company’s vision is to become a global, real-time, platform that connects and empowers patients, providers, and suppliers, and to provide data that enables insurance and financial companies to make better decisions.