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Ockham Healthcare Podcast: OptiMedis-COBIC UK-Director Dr Nicholas Hicks about Accountable Care

Nick Hicks, CEO of OptiMedis-COBIC UK and COBIC, has been a GP and a Chief Executive and Director of Public Health for a PCT. In this podcast, recorded by Ockham Healthcare, Nick describes how the experience of working directly with communities to discuss their health outcomes led to the formation of COBIC. He describes a system of outcome-based contracting that creates the conditions for innovation and outlines the fundamentals of accountable care.

Germany’s first health kiosk opens in Hamburg-Billstedt

Access to healthcare will be made simple, proficient and quick for residents in the districts of Billstedt and Horn in Hamburg. This has been made possible by the first health kiosk in Germany, which was officially opened on 28th August 2017.

BonVenture invests six-digit amount in OptiMedis

Following an intense business model evaluation, the Munich-based BonVenture Group invested a large six-digit amount of its BonVenture III social entrepreneurship fund to promote the development of OptiMedis AG.

OptiMedium June 2017

In this issue you read amongst other articles: OptiMedis AG expands its board of directors and appoints new supervisory boards, Hamburg project excites International Foundation of Integrated Care guests, OptiMedis – expanding its scope in the UK and the new EU Research Project: HealthPros.

Reading tip: A wise man never plays leapfrog with a Unicorn – Dr Axel Heitmüller on the magic of ACOs

Follow this link to read a great blogarticle from our partners at Imperial College Health Partners about Accountable Care Organizations.

Happy New Year!

Dear Friends, Partners and Readers of our OptiMedium,

with this small digital Christmas message, we would like to show you which projects in Germany and abroad we are looking forward to implementing in 2017. We hope you share our excitement about these developments.

In the name of the advisory board and the whole team I wish you Merry Christmas and the all best for 2017.

Sincerely yours,

Helmut Hildebrandt Helmut Hildebrandt

Helmut Hildebrandt


OptiMedium October 2016

In this issue you read amongst other articles: Performance Management in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from a one-year Harkness Fellowship in the US, 10 years Gesundes Kinzigtal – role model for the future of health care, OptiMedis is going to establish OptiMedis Belgium, OptiMedis Nederland starts integrated birth care project.

OptiMedis is Partner of "Outcomes-Based Healthcare Commissioning Programme"

Imperial College Health Partners has launched an Outcomes-Based Healthcare Commissioning Programme in partnership with OptiMedis AG, COBIC, the International Foundation for Integrated Care, UCLPartners and the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups’ Change Academy.

OptiMedium December 2015

In this issue you read amongst other articles: 10 Years of Gesundes Kinzigtal: Integrated Healthcare celebrates its anniversary, Gesundes Kinzigtal improves contribution margin, Hamburg Federal Healthcare Conference supports OptiMedis Project.

OptiMedium September 2015

This is the first issue of our newsletter “OptiMedium” in english. You read amongst other articles: Interview with Nick Goodwin: Gesundes Kinzigtal is ahead of us – vanguard areas in England compared with Kinzigtal, Case Study for the World Bank: Gesundes Kinzigtal example for China?, Jurriaan Pröpper: There is much interest in population oriented health care in the Netherlands.