The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services (HPH) – hosted by OptiMedis – and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) are proud to announce a new strategic partnership in which they have joined forces to improve healthcare delivery by well managed hospitals to optimize health gain for patients, staff, and the community. With a common set of goals, their partnership will work towards sharing and developing new knowledge, skills, and resources for hospitals and health services to adapt practices that reduce their environmental footprints.
Hamburg-based OptiMedis AG is once again receiving a high six-figure investment for the expansion of its activities in the field of innovative care systems and concepts with a convertible bond. The company for management, analytics and research in the healthcare sector, which focuses on generation a social impact, is thus positioning itself for the sharp rise in demand for solutions in the healthcare system that are needs- and patient-oriented and at the same time economically sustainable.
The European Training Network “HealthPros 2020” had its 5th bi-annual meeting on the week of the 22nd of March. OptiMedis, as one of the initiative’s partners, saw the participation of Dr. Oliver Gröne and our two early-stage researchers, Sophie Wang and Nicolas Larrain.
In this issue you read amongst other topics about the new reference centre Self-Management Europe we established together with our partners NIVEL, Avedis Donabedian Institute and the European Patient Forum, about our new integrated care region "Healthy Schwalm-Eder District+" and about the new standards for health promotion from the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services.
What a year! We’ve all been put to the test and many of us have experienced extreme amounts of stress. This year has shown us how important health is and how much we need to protect it. In the new year, we will again focus on improving healthcare and adapting it to the needs of patients, doctors, and therapists. We look forward to having you as a partner in this effort.
Research partners set up a new European Research and Innovation Centre on Patient Empowerment and Self-Management: Self-Management Europe. Self-Management Europe will be a spin-off the EU funded research collaboration COMPAR-EU project.
Under the title "From rural Germany, Integrated Care grows into a global model", the renowned US journal "Health Affairs " reports on the german regional care systems Healthy Kinzigtal and Healthy Werra-Meißner District.
In this issue you read amongst other topics about the activities of the regional health networks around the pandemic and a report on the launch of a patient empowerment platform in the Werra-Meissner district. In an interview, you will find out more about the new role for pharmacists in regional integrated care and the development of a major project supported by Optimedis in France.
OptiMedis and The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services participated in an international “pop-up coalition” that developed new Person-Centered Guidelines for Preserving Family Presence in Challenging Times.
In the last months, the COMPAR-EU partners, including OptiMedis, were working closely together to advance their work on the specification and functionality of their final product: the COMPAR-EU platform. For the development of the platform, the COMPAR-EU team is searching for an IT company to support their ambition.