Green Light for New EU and Research Projects
OptiMedis has won tenders for various research projects that will be sponsored by the EU under the auspices of the European "Horizon 2020" Research Programme and the German Innovation Fund.
The "HealthPros" project (Performance Intelligence Professionals) is a so-called "Marie Sklodowska-Curie Training Network". The aim is to train 13 international doctoral candidates in the field of "data science for health system performance assessment" and enable the candidates to combine advanced data science knowledge with strategic decision making on improving health system performance. Profs Niek Klazinga and Dionne Kringos (University of Amsterdam) lead the project, Dr Oliver Gröne, deputy chairman of the management board of OptiMedis AG and co-IP will lead the work package "Governance Mechanisms for Performance Improvement" and will be responsible – in collaboration with Prof Jonas Schreyögg of the Hamburg Center for Health Economics – for the training and supervision two doctoral candidates.
As part of the "COMPARE-EU" project, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of self-management interventions are compared using network meta-analyses. Building on the results, decision aids for doctors will be developed and their integration into existing business models tested. OptiMedis plays a central role in the evaluation and practical implementation of the identified interventions and in the development of business models, closely related to the activities of OptiMedis AG's Digital & Health Innovation Centre .
Big Data for Medical Analytics
The "Big Data for Medical Analytics" project is a large scale innovation programme that seeks to apply Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Cognitive Computing to integrated care systems. The total volume of the proposal is 15 million Euro and brings together leading IT and data science firms and universities. OptiMedis will lead on one of the pilot tests to design and evaluate interventions to reduce unnecessary hospitalisations.
The overall goal for ACT@Scale is to identify, transfer and scale up existing and operational Care Coordination and Telehealth good practices with the target of reaching a total of 75,000 care recipients across regions and programmes in multiple European countries. OptiMedis will provide data analytics to the project and in collaboration with colleagues in Gesundes Kinzigtal, assess the scaling up of health programmes to larger populations.
This project will extend the scientific evaluation of the population-orientated integrated care network Gesundes Kinzigtal. Following up on the first phase of evaluating the Gesundes Kinzigtal's build-up phase from 2006 to 2011 the aim is now to investigate how the quality of care has developed long-term under everyday conditions in comparison with similar regions. The project was funded for two years by the innovation council of the Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss, the highest decision-making body of the joint self-government of physicians, dentists, hospitals and health insurance funds in Germany, with 528,513 Euro.
These and other projects are important to OptiMedis AG in order to drive forward the expansion of its data analytics. "In future, we can thus carry out epidemiological and medical economic analyses even more quickly and precisely, a service that we increasingly provide to universities, health insurance providers, and other healthcare companies for research and development purposes", explains OptiMedis board member Oliver Gröne. You can find additional information on OptiMedis AG's specialisations in data analytics and healthcare research at www.optimedis.com/health-data-analytics.