About OptiMedis-COBIC - OptiMedis-Cobic UK Limited

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About OptiMedis-COBIC

OptiMedis-COBIC UK has combined the experience and capabilities of its parent organisations and partners to develop an offering specifically tailored to the NHS.

OptiMedis AG manages a group of regional Integrated Care Delivery Systems/Accountable Care Organisations located in rural and urban parts of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The integrator function is complemented by its research and performance management institute that evaluates these regional delivery systems. For more than 10 years, OptiMedis has managed the ACO “Gesundes Kinzigtal Ltd”, successfully improving population health outcomes (including, improving life expectancy 18 months compared to matched populations) patient experience and reducing per capita cost – evidenced by multiple independent scientific evaluations.

OptiMedis AG works in Germany and beyond with payers (health insurers), national and regional governments, medical and other professional associations and public service providers in all the areas in which it operates. Data, measurement and evaluation are central to its work. One of the divisions within OptiMedis AG is a department for health system performance assessment which designs evaluation systems and analyses complex social health insurance data relating to the regions it serves. It has received awards for its automated performance feedback reports to integrated health systems and is in the process of scaling up its work on regional, population-based integrated health system evaluation to other regions in Germany and abroad.

All this capability and learning, together with the ability to compare and contrast UK performance with that in Germany, Europe and elsewhere is available to the UK via OptiMedis-COBIC UK.

COBIC pioneered the development of capitated outcomes-based incentivised care (COBIC) in the UK and is the market leader in delivering outcomes frameworks in England. For more than 5 years, COBIC has worked with health and care systems to turn the idea of outcomes-based commissioning into practical reality. COBIC has worked with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, Providers and Government in health and care and other parts of the system (eg education) to develop outcomes frameworks and new incentive models, partnerships and ongoing service change for populations.

We have significant experience of and learning about all aspects of outcomes-based and accountable care, from both the commissioner and supplier perspective including defining the outcomes that matter to people and their communities, selecting indicators to monitor those outcomes, designing contracts centred on the outcomes, and, helping providers to understand the implications of being held to account for individual and population outcomes add make the necessary changes to culture, partners, and clinical and organisational practices.