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Over the past years interest in Gesundes Kinzigtal and other projects of OptiMedis AG has lead to a number of books and articles about it. We would like to share some of them with you.

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Publications from our side

Groene, O., Hildebrandt, H. (2017). Germany: Evolution and Scaling Up of the Population-Based Integrated Health Care System “Healthy Kinzigtal” In: V. Amelung et al. (Eds.), Handbook Integrated Care. Springer International Publishing. 511-524. Link

Pimperl, A., Hildebrandt, H., Gröne, O., Schulte, T., Meyer, I., Wetzel, M., Udayakumar, K., Gonzalez-Smitz, J., Kadakia, K., Thoumi, A. (2017). Case Study: Gesundes Kinzigtal Germany. Accountable Care in Practice: Global Perspectives. Duke University’s Robert J. Margolis,, MD, Center for Health Policy. Link

Pimperl, A., Schulte, T., Mühlbacher, A., Rosenmöller, M., Busse, R., Gröne, O., Rodriguez, H. P., Hildebrandt, H. (2016): The German Model: Measuring the Impact of Accountable Care Organizations on Population Health. Accountable Care News. December 2016. Link pdf-file.

Nolte, E., Frølich, A., Hildebrandt, H., Pimperl, A., Schulpen, G. J., Vrijhoef, H. JM (2016): Implementing integrated care: A synthesis of experiences in three European countries. International Journal of Care Coordination, June 30, 2016. Link

Pimperl, A., Schulte, T., Mühlbacher, A., Rosenmöller, M., Busse, R., Gröne, O., Rodriguez, H. P., Hildebrandt, H. (2016): Evaluating the Impact of an Accountable Care Organization on Population Health: the Quasi-Experimental Design of the German Gesundes Kinzigtal. Population Health Management 2016 Aug 26. Online ahead of print: 26. August 2016. Link

Behrend, K., Gröne, O. (2016): Mechanisms and effects of public reporting of surgeon outcomes: A systematic review of the literature. Health Policy 2016. Link

Gröne, O., Hildebrandt, H., Ferrer, L. & Stein, V. (2016). People-centred population health management in Germany. EuroHealth – Quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Volume 22, May 2016, 7-10. Link

Pimperl, A., Schulte, T., Hildebrandt, H. (2016): Business Intelligence in the Context of Integrated Care Systems. In: A. Wilhelm (Eds.): Analysis of Large and Complex Data, Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization. Bern: Springer.

Lang, C., Kern, E., Schulte, T., Hildebrandt, H. (2016): Integrated Diabetes Care in Germany. In: D. Simmons et al. (Eds.): Integrated Diabetes Care – A Multidisciplinary Approach. Springer.

Kringos D. S., Sunol R., Wagner C., Mannion R., Michel P., Klazinga N. S. & Groene O. (2015). The influence of context on the effectiveness of hospital quality improvement strategies: a review of systematic reviews. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Jul 22;15:277. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0906-0.

Groene O., Arah O. A., Klazinga N. S., Wagner C., Bartels P. D., Kristensen S., Saillour F., Thompson A., Thompson C. A., Pfaff H., DerSarkissian M. & Sunol R. (2015). Patient Experience Shows Little Relationship with Hospital Quality Management Strategies. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 7;10(7):e0131805. Link.

Hildebrandt, H. (2014). Crossing the boundaries from individual medical care to regional public health outcomes: The triple aim of “Gesundes Kinzigtal” – better health + improved care + affordable costs. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14(5). Link

Reime, B., Kardel, U., Melle, C., Roth, M., Auel, M. & Hildebrandt, H. (2014). From Agreement to Realization: Six years of Investment in Integrated eCare in Kinzigtal. In I. Meyer et al. (Eds.), Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos (S. 266-283), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Siegel A., Köster I., Schubert I., & Stößel U. (2014). Utilization Dynamics of an Integrated Care System in Germany: Morbidity, Age, and Sex Distribution of Gesundes Kinzigtal Integrated Care’s Membership in 2006-2008. In: Janssen C, Swart E, Lengerke Tv (Eds.): Health Care Utilization in Germany. Theory, Methodology, and Results. Foreword by Ronald M. Anderson. New York etc.: Springer, S. 321-335

Amelung, V., Wolf, S. & Hildebrandt, H. (2012). Integrated care in Germany – a stony but necessary road!. International Journal of Integrated Care, 12(1), 205-222. Link

Hildebrandt, H., Stunder, B. & Schulte, T. (2012). Triple Aim in Kinzigtal, Germany: Improving population health, integrating health care and reducing costs of care – lessons for the UK? Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 20 Iss: 4, 205-222. Link

Hildebrandt, H.; Hermann, C.; Knittel, R.; Richter-Reichhelm, M.; Siegel, A. & Witzenrath, W. (2010). Gesundes Kinzigtal Integrated Care: Improving Population Health by a Shared Health Gain Approach and a Shared Savings Contract. In: International Journal of Integrated Care 10, 1-14. Link

Rotar A. M., Botje D., Klazinga N.S., Lombarts K.M., Gröne O., Sunol R., Plochg T. (2016). The involvement of medical doctors in hospital governance and implications for quality management: a quick scan in 19 and an in depth study in 7 OECD countries. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 May 24;16 Suppl 2:160. Link

Chadwick G., Riley S., Hardwick R. H., Crosby T., Hoare J., Hanna G., Greenaway K., Varagunam M., Cromwell D. A., Gröne O. (2016). Population-based cohort study of the management and survival of patients with early-stage oesophageal adenocarcinoma in England. Br J Surg. 2016 Apr;103(5):544-52. Link

Chadwick G., Gröne O., Taylor A., Riley S., Hardwick R. H., Crosby T., Greenaway K., Cromwell D.A. (2016). Management of Barrett's high-grade dysplasia: initial results from a population-based national audit. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Apr;83(4):736-42. Link

Taylor A., Neuburger J., Walker K., Cromwell D., Groene O. (2016). How is feedback from national clinical audits used? Views from English National Health Service trust audit leads. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2016 Apr;21(2):91-100. Link

Fischer C., Lingsma H., Hardwick R., Cromwell D. A., Steyerberg E., Groene O. (2016). Risk adjustment models for short-term outcomes after surgical resection for oesophagogastric cancer. Br J Surg. 2016 Jan;103(1):105-16. Link

Publications from third parties

Struckmann, V. et al. (on behalf of the ICARE4EU consortium) (2016). The Gesundes Kinzigtal – population-based financing with a shared-savings approach. In: How to strengthen financing mechanisms to promote care for people with multimorbidity in Europe? Policy Brief 24. NIVEL and TU Berlin. 11-16. Link 

The Economist Intelligence Unit, Case Study (2016). An integrated approach to value-based healthcare: Germany’s Gesundes Kinzigtal, Economist Newspaper Limited (London). Link

OECD (2016). Better Ways to Pay for Health Care. OECD Health Policy Studies. Paris: OECD Publishing. Link

Milstein, R., Blankart, C. R. (2016). Special Care in Germany. Country Background Note: Germany. OECD, Universität Hamburg. Link

EU Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (JA-CHRODIS) (2015). Good practices in health promotion & primary prevention of chronic diseases (2015). Internet (Zugriff am 11. November 2015): Link

Nolte, E., Knai, C. (Ed.) ( 2015): Assessing Chronic Disease Management in European Health Systems: Country Reports. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and World Health Organization. Link

McClellan, M., Kent, J., Beales, S., Macdonnell, M., Thoumi, A., Shuttleworth, B. & Cohen, S. (2015). Focusing Accountability on the Outcomes that Matter. Report of the Accountable Care Working Group. Link

World Health Organization: People-centred and integrated health services: an overview of the evidence. 2015. Internet (Zugriff am 15. Juni 2015): Link 

Alderwick, H., Ham, C. & Buck, D. (2015). Population health systems. Going beyond integrated care.The King's Fund. Link

Taylor N., Clay-Williams R., Hogden E., Braithwaite J. & Groene O. (2015). High performing hospitals: a qualitative systematic review of associated factors and practical strategies for improvement. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Jun 24;15:244. Link.

Struckmann V., Boerma W. & van Ginneken E. (2015). Case Story The Gesundes Kinzigtal programme, Germany. ICARE4EU. Link

EU Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (JA-CHRODIS) (2015). Good practices in health promotion & primary prevention of chronic diseases (2015). Internet (Zugriff am 11. November 2015): Link

Nolte, E., Knai, C. (Ed.) ( 2015): Assessing Chronic Disease Management in European Health Systems: Country Reports. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and World Health Organization. Link

Struckmann V., Boerma W. & van Ginneken E. (2015). Case Story The Gesundes Kinzigtal programme, Germany. ICARE4EU. Link

McClellan, M., Kent, J., Beales, S., Macdonnell, M., Thoumi, A., Shuttleworth, B. & Cohen, S. (2015). Focusing Accountability on the Outcomes that Matter. Report of the Accountable Care Working Group 2013. Link

World Health Organization: People-centred and integrated health services: an overview of the evidence. 2015. Internet (Zugriff am 15. Juni 2015): Link 

Alderwick, H., Ham, C. & Buck, D. (2015). Population health systems. Going beyond integrated care.The King's Fund. Link

Busse, R., & Stahl, J. (2014). Integrated Care Experiences And Outcomes In Germany, The Netherlands, And England. Health Affairs, 33(9), 1549–1558. Link

Barnes, A. J., Unruh, L., Chukmaitov, A., & van Ginneken, E. (2014). Accountable care organizations in the USA: Types, developments and challenges. Health Policy, 118(1), 1–7. Link

Lupianez-Villanueva F., & Theben, A. (2014). Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems Phase 3 (SIMPHS3). Gesundes Kinzigtal (Germany) Case Study Report (EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports). Publications Office of the European Union. Link

Struckmann V., Snoeijs, S., Melchiorre, M. G., Hujala, A., Rijken, M., Quentin, W., van Ginneken, E. (2014): Caring for people with multiple chronic conditions. Eurohealth Incorporating Euro Observer. 20(3):35–40. Link

Evaluation of Gesundes Kinzigtal Integrated Care  Newsletter in english

EKIV Newsletter 1/2016

EKIV Newsletter 1/2015

EKIV Newsletter 2/2015

EKIV Newsletter 1/2012

EKIV Newsletter 1/2011

EKIV Newsletter 2/2011

EKIV Newsletter 3/2011

EKIV Newsletter 2/2010

EKIV Newsletter 3/2010

EKIV Newsletter 4/2010