Dear Readers, dear Friends,
it has been another busy year for our partners and us. We have agreed with the statutory health insurance BKK Werra-Meißner, located in northern Hesse, a contract to set up a comprehensive integrated care network. After „Gesundes Kinzigtal“ and “Gesundheit für Billstedt/Horn”, this will be our third region where we implement a fully population-based integrated care model.
We are also delighted to have been offered a contract by NHS England for the Health Systems Procurement Framework, where we were among the few organisations in the country that won 7 or more lots. We are looking forward to collaborate with providers, commissioners and our partners in implementing integrated care projects in the coming years in the NHS.
In our research and development work we have been successful in securing funding for three new projects, one funded by the EU and two funded by the German Innovation Fund. In addition, we are fully engaged in implementing our current EU research projects COMPAR-EU, HealthPros, Big Medilytics, Act@Scale.
A particular highlight for us was the organization of the conference „Zukunftsklänge“ to discuss the future of work in health care – person-centred, team-beased, digital - in conjunction with a concert of the World Doctors Orchestra in the beautiful philharmonic opera house “Elbphilharmonie” in Hamburg.
The activities of the last months have reassusured us that we are on the right track, but that there is much more work ahead to scale up population-based integrated care in Germany and abroad.
Read more about these activities in this issue of OptiMedium!
Dr Oliver Gröne
Vice Chairman of the Board
Green light for community-based care in the state of Hesse - BKK Werra-Meißner and OptiMedis conclude performance-related agreement
Hamburg: More than 3,000 consultations at health kiosks - "Ask me three" campaign has started
Project: M@DITA aims to connect pregnant women, midwives and gynaecologists in the state of Schleswig-Holstein
Gesundes Kinzigtal: Inspiring "future workshop" with students
OptiMedis-COBIC UK: Successful on the Health Systems Support Framework
Integrated care, artificial intelligence, self-management interventions: OptiMedis onboard for exciting EU projects
Innovative strategies for health promoting hospitals and health services
Views on the provision of healthcare in Billstedt/Horn and Kinzigtal
"Zukunftsklänge”-Conference (Future Tones Conference): Digital, patient and team-oriented work determines the health care of the future
Optimising health care in Germany and the Netherlands – a bi-national discussion with the Dutch Minister of Health on scaling-up population oriented integrated care systems
ICIC 2018: Care solutions from across the world demonstrate new ways forward