The German management company OptiMedis AG established with a Dutch partner a new company in the Netherlands: OptiMedis Nederland BV. They join forces to co-develop, establish, run and offer management support services to integrated care networks in the Netherlands in long-term arrangements. Customers of OptiMedis Nederland are integrated care networks taking long term contractual responsibility for multidisciplinary care provision to a specific population of insured people living in a defined region.
The first community-based contract has already been concluded with Achmea, major health insurers, and applies to COPD and asthma patients in the community of Nijkerk, with some 35,000 inhabitants. Further intergrated healthcare projects are currently being developed in the city of Nieuwegein in the province of Utrecht and other regions.
The work of OptiMedis Nederland will be based on the know-how and capabilities of both partners: the tools and experience in integrated care and health care analytics developed in Gesundes Kinzigtal by Helmut Hildebrandt, CEO of OptiMedis AG, and the population care network development initiatives of Jurriaan Pröpper in the Netherlands. Pröpper has modeling, strategy and development experience for over 25 years in consulting, managerial and entrepreneurial roles, now applied to public challenges and sectors.