The Training Network HealthPros is looking for Early Stage Researchers with a master degree in a relevant discipline and who are interested in combining qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Since the publication of the seminal book "Through the Patient’s Eyes: Understanding and Promoting Patient-Centered Care" health care systems evolved throughout the world. Patient-centered care has become a guiding strategy of reforming health services and the patient safety movement released substantial resources to improve patient safety and involve patients in improvement efforts. So, can the patient-centered care and patient safety reform agendas be considered completed? The obvious answer to this question is of course no.
In this OptiMedium you will get a taste for what 2018 will bring for OptiMedis: establishing the Digital & Health Innovation Centre (a new Business Unit at OptiMedis), developing detailed plans for implementing sustainable integrated care in the Greater Rhine-Neckar Region of Germany with its 2.4 million residents, starting four new EU research projects early 2018, and much more to come…
What is OM-C? OM-C brings together the expertise and experience of two well established and pioneering companies, OptiMedis AG from Germany and COBIC Ltd from the UK, working in close association with Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), the Academic Health Science Network. OM-C and its parent organisations are value-driven as are its partners pursuing the sole mission is to get better outcomes for citizens, their families and their communities and better value for those that pay for care. OM-C works with local health and care economies in the National Health Service to develop, design and implement Accountable Care Systems that focus on the outcomes that matter most to local people.
OptiMedis AG wants to make it easier for promising innovations in healthcare to be translated into routine care provision. It has established a Digital & Health Innovation Centre that evaluates innovations like health apps, online interventions or health programmes and tests them in real-world scenarios. The aim is to complement the classic evaluation processes in the healthcare sector by focusing on practical application, generating business cases and modelling its impact - thus making it easier for health insurance companies, management companies, networks of physicians or hospitals to make selections in the complex innovations market.
A new generation of healthcare professionals is needed to support healthcare systems to achieve a balance between improving the health of populations, delivering quality care for individuals, and containing costs. To meet this need, a European “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks” grant has been awarded to the Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professional (HealthPros) Consortium. Starting in January 2018, the consortium will train 13 PhD candidates – 2 of them at OptiMedis.
Nick Hicks, CEO of OptiMedis-COBIC UK and COBIC, has been a GP and a Chief Executive and Director of Public Health for a PCT. In this podcast, recorded by Ockham Healthcare, Nick describes how the experience of working directly with communities to discuss their health outcomes led to the formation of COBIC. He describes a system of outcome-based contracting that creates the conditions for innovation and outlines the fundamentals of accountable care.
Access to healthcare will be made simple, proficient and quick for residents in the districts of Billstedt and Horn in Hamburg. This has been made possible by the first health kiosk in Germany, which was officially opened on 28th August 2017.
Following an intense business model evaluation, the Munich-based BonVenture Group invested a large six-digit amount of its BonVenture III social entrepreneurship fund to promote the development of OptiMedis AG.
In this issue you read amongst other articles: OptiMedis AG expands its board of directors and appoints new supervisory boards, Hamburg project excites International Foundation of Integrated Care guests, OptiMedis – expanding its scope in the UK and the new EU Research Project: HealthPros.