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Years of life extended, costs reduced: OECD report confirms OptiMedis` care model

If the OptiMedis Integrated Care Model were to be extended to the whole of Germany, more than 146,000 life years could be gained and almost 100,000 life years with limitations due to disabilities or illnesses could be avoided from 2022 to 2050, according to OECD modelling. In May 2023, the OECD published a groundbreaking report (Integrating Care to Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases: Best Practices in Public Health) on integrated care models that have the potential for transnational transfer. The international best practices – including the OptiMedis model – were selected based on the criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, equity, quality of evidence and scale of care, and the long-term outcomes of cross-national transfer were modelled.

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MORE NEWS

OLIVER GRÖNE RECEIVES ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIP FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WITTEN/HERDECKE

The University of Witten/Herdecke has awarded our Vice-Chairman of the Board, Dr Oliver Gröne (PhD, MSc), the title of Extraordinary Professor (apl. Prof.) at the Faculty of Economics and Society. The sociologist and doctor of health sciences receives the award in recognition of his extensive scientific achievements in health systems research. The focus of his work is on the complex interrelationships of structures, processes and outcomes in health care, which he has researched in many international funded projects and published in over 100 scientific publications.

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ASCERTAIN: NEW HORIZON EUROPE RESEARCH PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE AFFORDABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF INNOVATIVE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

We are partner in the HORIZON funded project ASCERTAIN (Affordability and Sustainability improvements through new pricing, Cost- Effectiveness and ReimbursemenT models to Appraise iNnovative health
technologies) that addresses the need of patients, physicians, payers, regulators, and manufacturers to improve the affordability and accessibility to innovative health technologies (including pharmaceuticals) in Europe.

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Events

27.-28.
NOV 2024

ADLIFE Conference

The EU-funded ADLIFE project will, by the end of November 2024, have concluded by demonstrating how its innovative digital toolbox can help provide personalised, integrated, and outcome-based care targeting the empowerment and quality of life of elderly patients with advanced chronic diseases.

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LATEST Publications by or
in cooperation with us

INTERNATIONAL CROSS-CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FIELD TESTING OF THE PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE PARIS SURVEY (PARIS-PCPQ)

Janika Bloemeke-Cammin, Oliver Gröne, Marta Ballester, Frederico Guanais, Peter Groenewegen, Candan Kendir, Ian Porter, Amun Rehsi, Mieke Rijken, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Rosa Suñol, Jose Maria Valderas, Rachel Williams, Michael van den Berg

The PaRIS survey, an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), aims to assess health systems performance in delivering primary care by measuring the care experiences and outcomes of people over 45 who used primary care services in the past six months. In addition, linked data from primary care practices are collected to analyse how the organisation of primary care practices and their care processes impact care experiences and outcomes. This article describes the development and validation of the primary care practice questionnaire for the PaRIS survey, the PaRIS-PCPQ.

In: BMC Primary Care

Bloemeke-Cammin, J., Gröne, O., Ballester, M., Guanais, F., Groenewegen, P., Kendir, C., Porter, I., Rehsi, A., Rijken, M., Spreeuwenberg, P., Suñol, R. Valderas, J. M., Williams, R., van den Berg, M. (2024). International cross-cultural development and field testing of the primary care practice questionnaire for the PaRIS survey (PaRIS-PCPQ). In: BMC Primary Care 25, 168 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-024-02375-8

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Publications

“IT DEPENDS ON THE PEOPLE!” – A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF CONTEXTUAL FACTORS, PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATIONS FOR CHRONIC CONDITION MANAGEMENT, IN A GERMAN INTEGRATED CARE NETWORK

Clemens Moll, Fritz Arndt, Theodoros N. Arvanitis, Nerea Gonzàles, Oliver Gröne, Ana Ortega-Gil, Dolores Verdoy, Janika Blömeke

Integrated care and digital health technology interventions are promising approaches to coordinate services for people living with chronic conditions, across different care settings and providers. The EU-funded ADLIFE project intends to provide digitally integrated personalized care to improve and maintain patients’ health with advanced chronic conditions. This study conducted a qualitative assessment of contextual factors prior to the implementation of the ADLIFE digital health platforms at the German pilot site. The results of the assessment are then used to derive recommendations for action for the subsequent implementation, and for evaluation of the other pilot sites.

In: Digital Health

Moll, C., Arndt, F., Arvanitis, T. N., Gonzàles, N., Groene, O., Ortega-Gil, A., Verdoy, D., Bloemeke, J. (2023). “It depends on the people!” A qualitative analysis of contextual factors, prior to the implementation of digital health innovations for chronic condition management, in a German integrated care network. In: Digital Health 09/2023. https://www.doi.org/10.1177/20552076231222100

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INTERDISCIPLINARY NETWORK CARE COLLABORATION IN PARKINSONS’S DISEASE: A BASELINE EVALUATION IN GERMANY

Carina Lummer, Carsten Eggers, Andreas Becker, Fenja Demandt, Tobias Warnecke

The strengthening of interdisciplinary care collaboration in Parkinson’s disease is taking on increasing importance in daily medical routine. Therefore, care providers worldwide are organizing themselves in disease-specific regional network structures. However, the existing networks are heterogeneous, and the driving key players are yet unidentified. To systematically identify key factors of the composition of health care professionals, who are initially interested in the development of a Parkinson network for interdisciplinary care collaboration, their motivation, and expectations, a basic evaluation was conducted in three different German regions.

In: Neurological Research and PracticeLummer, C., Eggers, C., Becker, A., Demandt, F., Warnecke, T. (2024). Interdisciplinary network care collaboration in Parkinsons’s disease: A baseline evaluation in Germany. In: Neurological Research and Practice, 6/2024. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42466-023-00300-5

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THE APPLICATION OF MACHINE LEARNING TO PREDICT HIGH-COST PATIENTS: A PERFORMANCE-COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT MODELS USING HEALTHCARE CLAIMS DATA

Benedikt Langenberger , Timo Schulte, Oliver Groene

The aim of this study was to predict future high-cost patients with machine learning using healthcare claims data. The authors applied a random forest (RF), a gradient boosting machine (GBM), an artificial neural network (ANN) and a logistic regression (LR) to predict high-cost patients in the following year. They were able to develop machine learning models that predict high-cost patients with ‘good’ performance facilitating routinely collected sickness fund claims and cost data. Tree-based models performed best and outperformed the ANN and LR.

In: Plos One

Langenberger, B., Schulte, T., Groene, O. (2023). The application of machine learning to predict high-cost patients: A performance-comparison of different models using healthcare claims data. In: Plos One, 18(1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0279540

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SELF-MANAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR ADULTS LIVING WITH OBESITY TO IMPROVE PATIENT-RELEVANT OUTCOMES: AN EVIDENCE MAP

Rosa Sunol, Ana Isabel González-González, Claudia Valli, Marta Ballester, Laura Seils, Monique Heijmans, Rune Poortvliet, Marieke van der Gaag, Claudio Rocha, Montserrat León-García, Karla Salas-Gama, Ena Niño de Guzman, Chrysoula Kaloteraki, Marilina Santero, Cristina Spoiala, Pema Gurung, Saida Moaddine, Fabienne Wilemen, Iza Cools, Julia Bleeker, Angelina Kancheva, Julia Ertl, Tajda Laure, Ivana Kancheva, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Stella Zevgiti, Jessica Beltrán, Carlos Canelo-Aybar, Jessica Hanae Zafra-Tanaka, Georgios Seitidis, Dimitris Mavridis, Oliver Gröne, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Carola Orrego

The authors conducted an evidence map on self-management interventions and patient-relevant outcomes for adults living with overweight/obesity. They conclude that there is a need of widening the scope of research by focusing on outcomes important to patients, assessing emotional/social/share-decision support, exploring remote techniques and including vulnerable populations.

In: Patient education and counseling

Sunol, R., González-González, A. I., Valli, C., Ballester, M., Seils, L., Heijmans, M., Poortvliet, R., van der Gaag, M., Rocha, C., León-García, M., Salas-Gama, K., de Guzman, E. N., Kaloteraki, C., Santero, M., Spoiala, C., Gurung, P., Moaddine, S., Wilemen, F., Cools, I., Bleeker, J., Kancheva, A., Ertl, J., Laure, T., Kancheva, I., Veroniki, A. A., Zevgiti, S., Beltrán, J., Canelo-Aybar, C., Zafra-Tanaka, J. H., Seitidis, G., Mavridis, D., Groene, O., Alonso-Coello, P., Orrego, C. (2023). Self-management interventions for adults living with obesity to improve patient-relevant outcomes: An evidence map. In: Patient education and counseling, 110, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.107647

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CONTEXTUAL FACTORS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF SELF-MANAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR CHRONIC DISEASES: A QUALITATIVE REVIEW OF REVIEWS

Janneke Noordman, Maaike Meurs, Rune Poortvliet, Tamara Rusman, Carola Orrego-Villagran, Marta Ballester, Lyudmil Ninov, Ena Niño de Guzmán, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Oliver Gröne, Rosa Suñol, Monique Heijmans, Cordula Wagner

To identify and describe the most relevant contextual factors (CFs) from the literature that influence the successful implementation of self-management interventions (SMIs) for patients living with type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, COPD and/or heart failure, the authors conducted a qualitative review of reviews. Four databases were searched, 929 reviews were identified, 460 screened and 61 reviews met the inclusion criteria. A great variety of CFs was identified on several levels, across all four chronic diseases. Most CFs were on the level of the patient, the professional and the interaction level, while less CFs were obtained on the level of the intervention, organization, setting and national level. No differences in main themes of CFs across all four diseases were found.

In: Chronic Illness

Noordman, J., Meurs, M., Poortvliet, R., Rusman, T., Orrego-Villagran, C., Ballester, M., Ninov, L., de Guzmán, E. N., Alonso-Coello, P., Groene, O., Suñol, R., Heijmans, M., Wagner, C. (2023). Contextual factors for the successful implementation of self-management interventions for chronic diseases: A qualitative review of reviews. In: Chronic Illness, 6/2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/17423953231153337

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ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS, SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED CHRONIC DISEASES: THE ADLIFE STUDY PROTOCOL

Borja García-Lorenzo, Ania Gorostiza, Nerea González, Igor Larrañaga, Maider Mateo-Abad, Ana Ortega-Gil, Janina Bloemeke, Oliver Gröne, Itziar Vergara, Javier Mar, Sarah N. Lim Choi Keung, Theodoros N. Arvanitis, Rachelle Kaye, Elinor Dahary Halevy, Baraka Nahir, Fritz Arndt, Anne Dichmann Sorknæs, Natassia N. Juul, Mikael Lilja, Marie Holm Sherman, Gokce B. Laleci Erturkmen, Mustafa Yuksel, Tim Robbins, Ioannis Kyrou, Harpal Randeva, Roma Maguire, Lisa McCann, Morven Miller, Margaret Moore, John Connaghan, Ane Fullaondo, Dolores Verdoy, Esteban de Manuel Keenoy

Due to population ageing and medical advances, people with advanced chronic diseases (ACD) live longer. Such patients are even more likely to face either temporary or permanent reduced functional reserve, which typically further increases their healthcare resource use and the burden of care on their caregiver(s). ADLIFE is an EU-funded project, aiming to improve the quality of life of older people with ACD by providing integrated personalized care via a digitally enabled toolbox. The protocol of the ADLIFE study is designed to provide robust scientific evidence on the assessment of the effectiveness, socio-economic, implementation, and technology acceptance aspects of the ADLIFE intervention compared to the current standard of care (SoC) when applied in real-life settings of seven different pilot sites across six countries.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

García-Lorenzo, B., Gorostiza, A., González, N., Larrañaga, I., Mateo-Abad, M., Ortega-Gil, A., Bloemeke, J., Groene, O., Vergara, I., Mar, J., Lim Choi Keung, S. N., Arvanitis, T. N., Kaye, R., Dahary Halevy, E., Nahir, B., Arndt, F., Dichmann Sorknæs, A., Juul, N. K., Lilja, M., Sherman, M. H., Laleci Erturkmen, G. B., Yuksel, M., Robbins, T., Kyrou, I., Randeva, H., Maguire, R., McCann, L., Miller, M., Moore, M., Connaghan, J., Fullaondo, A., Verdoy, D., de Manuel Keenoy, E. (2023). ADLIFE Study Group. Assessment of the effectiveness, socio-economic impact and implementation of a digital solution for patients with advanced chronic diseases: The ADLIFE Study Protocol. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20(4): 3152, 2023. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043152

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COOPERATION IMPROVEMENT IN AN INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE NETWORK: A SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS

Nicholas Larrain, Sophie Wang, Tom Stargardt, Oliver Gröne

Cooperation is a core feature of integrated healthcare systems and an important link in their value-creating mechanism. The premise is that providers who cooperate can promote more efficient use of health services while improving health outcomes. The authors studied the performance of an integrated healthcare system in improving regional cooperation.

In: International Journal of Integrated Care

Larrain, N., Wang, S., Stargardt, T., Groene, O. (2023). Cooperation improvement in an integrated healthcare network: A social network analysis. In: International Journal of Integrated Care, 26;23(2): 32, 2023. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.6519

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IDENTIFYING MOST IMPORTANT CONTEXTUAL FACTORS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SELF-MANAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS: A DELPHI STUDY

Janneke Noordman, Monique Heijmans, Rune Poortvliet, Oliver Gröne, Marta Ballester, Lyudmil Ninov, Ena Niño de Guzmán, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Carola Orrego, Rosa Suñol, Cordula Wagner

The objective of this study was to reach consensus amongst stakeholders about the most important contextual factors (CFs) that may influence the successful implementation of (components of) self-management interventions (SMIs) for type 2 diabetes, obesity, COPD and heart failure.

In: Patient education and counseling

Noordman, J., Heijmans, M., Poortvliet, R., Groene, O., Ballester, M., Ninov, L., de Guzmán, E. N., Alonso-Coello, P., Orrego, C., Suñol, R., Wagner, C. (2023). Identifying most important contextual factors for the implementation of self-management interventions: A Delphi study. In: Patient education and counseling, 114: 107843, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.107843

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PATIENTS‘ AND INFORMAL CAREGIVERS‘ PERSPECTIVES ON SELF-MANAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS OUTCOMES: A MIXED-METHODS OVERVIEW OF 14 YEARS OF REVIEWS

Ena Niño-de-Guzman Quispe, Javier Bracchiglione, Marta Ballester, Oliver Gröne, Monique Heijmans, Laura Martínez García, Janneke Noordman, Carola Orrego, Claudio Rocha, Rosa Suñol, Pablo Alonso-Coello

Self-management interventions (SMIs) are core components of high-quality care in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The authors aimed to identify and summarise the scientific evidence exploring the perspectives of patients with T2DM and their informal caregivers on outcomes of SMIs, and the key themes to enhance T2DM patient-centred care.

In: Archives of Public Health

Niño-de-Guzman Quispe, E., Bracchiglione, J., Ballester, M., Groene, O., Heijmans, M., Martínez García, L., Noordman, J., Orrego, C., Rocha, C., Suñol, R., Alonso-Coello, P. (2023). Patients’ and informal caregivers’ perspectives on self-management interventions for type 2 diabetes mellitus outcomes: A mixed-methods overview of 14 years of reviews. In: Archives of Public Health, 81(1):140, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-023-01153-9

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IDENTIFYING FACTORS TO FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DECISION-MAKING TOOLS TO PROMOTE SELF-MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASES INTO ROUTINE HEALTHCARE PRACTICE: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

Nina S. Krah, Paula Zietzsch, Cristina Salzach, Cecilia Alvarez Toro, Marta Ballester, Carola Orrego, Oliver Gröne

This study, as part of the COMPAR-EU project, utilized a mixed-methods approach involving 37 individual, semi-structured interviews and one focus group with 7 participants to investigate the factors influencing the implementation and use of self-management interventions (SMIs) decision tools in clinical practice. The study identified five main dimensions and facilitators for implementation: decision tool factors, individual health professional factors, interaction factors, organizational factors, and social, political, and legal factors. The findings highlight the importance of structured implementation through SMI decision support tools, emphasizing the need to understand their benefits, secure organizational resources, and gain political support for sustainable implementation.

In: Healthcare

Krah, N. S., Zietzsch, P., Salrach, C., Toro, C. A., Ballester, M., Orrego, C., Groene, O. (2023). Identifying factors to facilitate the implementation of decision-making tools to promote self-management of chronic diseases into routine healthcare practice: A qualitative study. In: Healthcare, Basel, 11(17): 2397, 2023. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11172397

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CAN PEER EFFECTS EXPLAIN PRESCRIBING APPROPRIATENESS? A SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS

Sophie Y. Wang, Nicholas Larrain, Oliver Groene

Optimizing prescribing practices is important due to the substantial clinical and financial costs of polypharmacy and an increasingly aging population. Prior research shows the importance of social relationships in driving prescribing behaviour. Using social network analysis, we examine the relationship between a physician practices’ connectedness to peers and their prescribing performance in two German regions.

In: BMC Medical Research Methodology

Wang, S.Y., Larrain, N., Groene, O. (2023). Can peer effects explain prescribing appropriateness? A social network analysis. In: BMC Medical Research Methodology 23(1): 252. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-023-02048-7

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INTEGRATING CARE TO PREVENT AND MANAGE CHRONIC DISEASES: BEST PRACTICES IN PUBLIC HEALTH. OPTIMEDIS, REGIONALLY BASED INTEGRATED CARE MODEL

OECD

This chapter covers the OptiMedis integrated care model operating in certain regions in Germany (and is a “good practice” within the EU Joint Action on implementation of digitally enabled integrated person-centred care). The case study includes an assessment of the OptiMedis model of care against the five best practice criteria, policy options to enhance performance and an assessment of its transferability to other OECD and EU27 countries.

In: OECD Publishing

OECD (2023). Integrating Care to Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases: Best Practices in Public Health. OptiMedis, regionally based integrated care model. OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/9acc1b1d-en.

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THE CONTRIBUTION OF INTERSECTORAL HEALTHCARE CENTRES WITH AN EXTENDED OUTPATIENT CARE MODEL TO IMPROVE REGIONAL CARE-STRUCTURES – A QUALITATIVE STUDY

Heidrun Sturm, Florian Kaiser, Philipp Leibinger, Edgar Drechsel-Grau, Stefanie Joos, Andreas Schmid

Many smaller hospitals in Germany are currently threatened with closure due to economic reasons and politically derived centralization. In some – especially rural areas – this may result in a lack of accessible local care structures. At the same time, patients are unnecessarily admitted to hospitals due to insufficient primary care structures and healthcare coordination. Intersectoral health centers, as new intermediary structures, may offer round-the-clock monitoring, with fewer infrastructure needs than hospitals and, thus, could offer a sustainable solution.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Sturm, H., Kaiser, F., Leibinger, P., Drechsel-Grau, E., Joos, S., Schmid, A. (2023). The Contribution of Intersectoral Healthcare Centres with an Extended Outpatient Care Model to Improve Regional Care-Structures – A Qualitative Study. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20075365

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BIG DATA ANALYTICS TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE HOSPITALIZATIONS — USING REAL-WORLD DATA TO PREDICT AMBULATORY CARE-SENSITIVE CONDITIONS.

Schulte, Timo, Tillmann Wurz, Oliver Groene, Sabine Bohnet-Joschko

The purpose of this study was to develop a prediction model to identify individuals and populations with a high risk of being hospitalized due to an ambulatory care-sensitive condition who might benefit from preventative actions or tailored treatment options to avoid subsequent hospital admission. A rate of 4.8 % of all individuals observed had an ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalization in 2019 and 6389.3 hospital cases per 100,000 individuals could be observed. Based on real-world claims data, the predictive performance was compared between a machine learning model (Random Forest) and a statistical logistic regression model.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Schulte, T., Wurz, T., Groene, O., Bohnet-Joschko, S. (2023). Big Data Analytics to Reduce Preventable Hospitalizations — Using Real-World Data to Predict Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2023, 20(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20064693

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IMPROVING THE EVALUATION OF AN INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM USING ENTROPY BALANCING: POPULATION HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS IN GESUNDES KINZIGTAL

Nicolas Larrain, Oliver Gröne

Evidence of integrated healthcare networks’ effect on population health is scarce. Moreover, current designs for evaluating such networks have shortcomings that can result in misleading conclusions. This paper evaluates Gesundes Kinzigtal, a best-practice integrated healthcare network, using an innovative design that enlightens the discussion about health gains produced by integrated healthcare.

In: SSM – Population Health

Larrain, N., Gröne, O. (2023). Improving the evaluation of an integrated healthcare system using entropy balancing: Population health improvements in Gesundes Kinzigtal. In: SSM – Population Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101371

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POLICY GUIDANCE ON ADVANCING THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

Nicolas Larrain, Oliver Gröne

Many countries are introducing health care reforms to encourage the development of integrated health care systems. For reforms that introduce elements of piloting at a sub-national level, there is a keen interest in evaluating the impact of the pilot. For national or long-term reforms, there is a need to define performance indicators. The authors reviewed literature specific to performance assessment of integrated healthcare systems and complemented it with the research findings by the HealthPros network.

In: Healthpros Healthcare Performance Intelligence Series

Larrain, N., Gröne, O. (2022). Policy guidance on advancing the performance assessment of integrated healthcare systems. In: Healthcare Performance Intelligence Series No. 1.4 2022. Healthpros.

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ALL HANDS ON DECK: CO-DEVELOPING THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Candan Kendir, Rushay Naik, Janika Blömeke, Katherine de Bienassis, Nicolas Larrain, Niek Klazinga, Frederico Guanais, Michael van den Berg

This paper reports on the stakeholder engagement in design, development and implementation of the PaRIS survey Field Trial in seventeen countries. Engagement strategies were analysed by target group (patients, providers, or other stakeholders), and engagement level (co-designing, involving, consulting, and informing). The results provide valuable lessons for the implementation of the full PaRIS survey in 2023 and illustrate how stakeholders could be more actively engaged in health services research and policymaking.

In: OECD Health Working Papers

Kendir C. et al. (2023), “All hands on deck: Co-developing the first international survey of people living with chronic conditions: Stakeholder engagement in the design, development, and field trial implementation of the PaRIS survey”, OECD Health Working Papers, No. 149, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/8b31022e-en

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HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF VALUE-BASED CARE IN GERMANY:
AN ADAPTED, MIXED-METHODS APPROACH

Value-Based Care (VBC) is being discussed to provide better outcomes to patients, with an aim to reimburse healthcare providers (HCPs) based on the quality of care they deliver. Little is known about German HCPs’ knowledge of VBC. This study aims to investigate the knowledge of HCPs of VBC and to identify potential needs for further education toward implementation of VBC in Germany.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Kuck, A., Kinscher, K., Fehring, L., Hildebrandt, H., Doerner, J., Lange, J., Trubel, H., Boehme, P., Bade, C., & Mondritzki, T. (2022). Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge of Value-Based Care in Germany: An Adapted, Mixed-Methods Approach. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI, Basel, 19(14). doi: 10.3390/ ijerph19148466

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HOW CAN BIG DATA ANALYTICS SUPPORT PEOPLE-CENTRED AND INTEGRATED HEALTH SERVICES: A SCOPING REVIEW

A scoping review following the recommendations of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses – Scoping Review (PRISMA-ScR) statement was conducted to gather information on how big data analytics can support people-centred and integrated health services.

In: International Journal of Integrated Care

Schulte, T., & Bohnet-Joschko, S. (2022). How can Big Data Analytics Support People-Centred and Integrated Health Services: A Scoping Review. In: International Journal of Integrated Care, 22, S. 23. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5543

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ASSESSING PATIENT EXPERIENCE WITH PATIENT SAFETY IN PRIMARY CARE: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE ASK-ME-QUESTIONNAIRE

The main safety-related areas in primary care refer to medication safety, diagnosis and communication between healthcare professionals and communication with patients. It is increasingly acknowledged that involving patients in the safety of their care is an important aspect in systematically identifying safety problems in primary care.

In: BMJ Open

Stahl, K., Reisinger, A., & Groene, O. (2022). Assessing patient experience with patient safety in primary care: development and validation of the ASK-ME-questionnaire. In: BMJ Open, 12(4). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049237

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