In this issue you will get an idea of how busy the last six months were for OptiMedis. Apart from the implementation of our population-based integrated care contracts in a third region in Germany, we receive queries for support from further countries including France and Switzerland. We are also pleased to report on the progress in the COMPAR-EU project and to introduce you to the doctoral students of the Marie-Curie Training Network HealthPros.
The OptiMedis family welcomes a new European member: at the end of 2018, OptiMedis and a Belgian partner founded the OptiMedis BE BVBA company. In addition to OptiMedis, shareholders include Health as a Service BVBA as well as Karin Stephanie Genoe and Frank Walter Ponsaert, who both also share the management responsibilities. They are responsible for local implementation; OptiMedis provides support with its expertise and data analyses.
This issue presents amongst others: We've got green light for implementing our population-based integrated care model in a third region in Germany and our joint venture OptiMedis-COBIC UK has been very successful on the NHS Health Systems Framework. Also OptiMedis is onboard for exciting EU projects and organized a "future tones" conference to discuss the future of work in health care (person-centred, team-beased & digital) in conjunction with a concert of the World Doctors Orchestra.
For the last two years, OptiMedis-COBIC UK has brought 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 NHS Commissioners and Providers, as well as leading IT companies and academic partners.
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, together with its consortium partners including OptiMedis AG, today announced that it has received 15 million € funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program to pilot big data solutions to achieve better patient outcomes in healthcare at a lower cost.
OptiMedis-COBIC UK is excited to announce that we have won a bid, in partnership with Cerner, NEL CSU and Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) to provide a new performance and population health management dashboard for NHS England and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across the country.
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.