The medical product, the Eczema App Nia (risk class I), is from now on available to DAK customers free of charge in the fully comprehensive premium version. The Berlin-based medical device manufacturer Nia Health is starting a cooperation with DAK on July 1, 2020. The Nia App enables eczema patients to document their health history, create a report for their doctors‘ appointment and receive clinically validated tips for dealing with the disease.
DAK & Nia: Fast implementation of the cooperation
The founders of the Charité Spin-Off Nia Health are enthusiastic about the rapid implementation of the cooperation -especially considering the complex processes and lead times in the healthcare system. Nia Health CEO Tobias Seidl is therefore delighted about the quick start of the cooperation:
„The lead times for NHI cooperations are a challenge for the often short-lived start-up industry. With DAK as the first cooperation partner among the large national health insurance companies, we have reached an enormously important milestone for our young company. Together with health insurance companies, we can help even more affected people.”
Andreas Storm, CEO of DAK, sees the Nia App as an important extension to existing forms of treatment for the skin disease:
“With Nia, we are the first health insurance company to use the latest scientific findings to help patients understand eczema better and classify symptoms quickly. The app provides certainty when questions arise and complements medical treatment with personalized information.“
Größte chronische Hauterkrankung
Atopic eczema is the largest chronic skin disease. In Germany 4.5 million people suffer from the disease. In June, Nia Health received the €50,000 EIT Health Headstart Award for its innovative Nia App. Nia Health is currently in talks with other health insurance companies and will announce new cooperations in the near future.
The cooperation with DAK Health is initially designed for a pilot phase of six months. Insured persons with children up to eight years of age suffering from eczema can use the Nia App free of charge.
Nia users who are not insured with DAK can continue to use the free basic functions of the app.
For further information on the Nia-DAK cooperation click here.
About the health insurance DAK
With 5.6 million insured persons, DAK is the third largest health insurance company in Germany. DAK offers a wide range of services to young families in particular („best health insurance for families“ according to Focus Money, 21/20).