Because of its expertise in Integrated Care, Gesundes Kinzigtal or OptiMedis AG as its managing partner participate in the following european projects:
COMPAR-EU is a multimethod, inter-disciplinary project that will contribute to bridging the gap between current knowledge and practice of self-management interventions. It aims to identify, compare, and rank the most effective and cost-effective self-management interventions (SMIs) for adults in Europe suffering from one of the four high-priority chronic conditions: type 2 diabetes, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart failure. The project will provide support for policy-makers, guideline developers and professionals to make informed decisions on the adoption of the most suitable self-management interventions through an IT platform, featuring decision-making tools adapted to the needs of a wide range of end users (including researchers, patients, and industry).
HealthPros is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network for Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals, running from January 2018 – 2022. HealthPros trains 13 PhD candidates (HealthPros fellows) into a first generation of Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals that can make effective use of available healthcare performance data in countries to improve integrated service delivery, patient engagement, equality in access to healthcare, health outcomes, and reduce waste in healthcare.
With 35 partners from 12 countries, the EU project "BigMedilytics" is implementing pilot projects for the application of artificial intelligence in the fields of public health and chronic diseases, oncology, and process optimisation in health care. Under this project, OptiMedis is working together with the INCLIVA Foundation in Valencia and with Philips in Eindhoven to develop and implement better methods for predicting patient utilisation behaviour. OptiMedis and its partners are evaluating a very comprehensive data set for the Valencia region in Spain, which, in addition to the usual care data, also contains detailed clinical data and information on individual risk behaviour. The aim is to examine how artificial intelligence can be used to better manage processes in the health care system, assess benefits and risks, and develop new models of care that arise as a result.
ACT@SCALE aims to identify pilot projects for integrated care in the EU, implement best-practice models in new contexts, and upscale them to larger populations. In doing so, a total of 75,000 citizens and patients will have access to the integrated care models. Experts from 12 countries are working together on pilot projects for OptiMedis AG has two tasks in this project. On the one hand, it will support Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH (which is also one of the project partners) in its analyses of public health, and evaluate the impact of the Kinzigtal intervention programmes "Gesundheitsberatung" ("Health Counselling") and "Trainingswelt" ("Training World"), for which the so-called "Quality Improvement Collaboratives" have been implemented. These are agile approaches to local identification and the implementation of improvement measures. On the other hand, OptiMedis is going to work together with the University of Groningen to develop business plans for the pilot projects, in order to support sustainable implementation and adaptation in other regions. The project was successfully completed in 2019. ACT@Scale has published a Handbook that gathers all the experiences and results from the past three years. You can download the full Act@Scale handbook with best practice analysis and results here.