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Years of life extended, costs reduced: OECD report confirms OptiMedis’ care model
According to a recent OECD report titled “Integrating Care to Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases: Best Practices in Public Health,” OptiMedis’ integrated care model has demonstrated significant potential for transnational transfer. The report, published in May 2023, selected international best practices, including the OptiMedis model, based on effectiveness, efficiency, equity, quality of evidence, and scalability of care. The long-term outcomes of cross-national transfer were also modeled.
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.
LATEST Publications by or
in cooperation with us
ALL HANDS ON DECK: CO-DEVELOPING THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS
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
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
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
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