Medical care is more successful when it is continuously evaluated and adjustments made in response to evaluation. This is why health services research so important to us.
Our Integrated Care Project, Gesundes Kinzigtal, is one of the few in which scientific evaluation by university institutions has been made compulsory. In addition, we undertake routine analyses of the care provided by Gesundes Kinzigtal - from modelling of the health and economic potential of specific healthcare programs in the planning of services to the evaluation of delivered serviced (for example, using quasi-experimental control group approaches using propensity score matching). This means that we can quickly determine whether we are achieving our goals and where there is potential for further intervention and service optimisation.
We analyse not only our own work, but also that of others. In our data warehouse we process routine and other treatment data for other networks and health insurer.
We build a simple market and potential analysis, and adopt a standardised reporting and benchmarking system and present data through our healthcare dashboards which are used to deliver important information on the quality of care to the network members and to make comparisons between practices possible. We can also undertake complex health economic studies which shed light on the effectiveness and efficiency of overall healthcare or of individual programmes in a local area. We are well-placed for this work and have links and partnerships with numerous healthcare research departments in Germany, the UK and beyond.
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We work together with several national and international associations and networks. For example, Helmut Hildebrandt, CEO of OptiMedis AG, is board member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and the German Managed Care Association (BMC). Oliver Groene, Vice Chairman of the Board of Optimedis, is Deputy Editor of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and Advisor to the World Health Organization.
At the same time we’re involved with various European Projects; you can read more about these here.