Dr rer. medic. h. c. Helmut Hildebrandt is Chairman of the Board of OptiMedis AG, located in Hamburg/Germany. He gathers more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena. He holds a pharmacy diploma from Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany, and has worked intensively with the World Health Organisation (Copenhagen) and in health sciences with the University of Hamburg. During his 20 years of being founder and chair of a quite successful consulting firm to the healthcare industry (Hildebrandt GesundheitsConsult GmbH) he worked for leading hospitals, sickness funds, health insurances, physician networks, pharmaceutical an biomedical companies, ministries and many others. To strengthen the international knowledge exchange he formed an international joint venture with a Californian based consultancy between 1994 and 1997.
In 1999 he used the opportunity to consult the health ministry to help introducing the possibility of managed care contracting into the German healthcare law. Since Jan 2010 Helmut Hildebrandt concentrates exclusively on the development and the management of integrated care (delivery) systems within his OptiMedis AG. OptiMedis AG is a management and investment company that co-operates with doctors, hospitals, health insurance funds and pharmaceutical and medical industry to provide entire regions with integrated (full-service) healthcare solutions. It analyzes healthcare data and performs independent, data-based real-life care research and makes the results available for the integrated provision of healthcare services.
One of the leading systems in Germany was headed by Helmut Hildebrandt for thirteen years (Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH). It manages and coordinates medical care in a pre-defined area for over 31.000 people insured by the public health insurance companies AOK and LKK Baden-Württemberg. He is also CEO of the Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis GmbH in northern Hesse.
Besides Helmut Hildebrandt is co-chair of the “Heinrich Boell Foundation”, a policy thinktank being near to the Green Party in Germany. He is also board member of the German Managed Care Association (BMC) and the International Foundation for Integrated Care (until September 2019) He has published more than 80 papers on health and disease management, managed care, health care policy and integrated delivery systems.