Research &
Innovation

Patient-centered research, implementing innovation: There are many possibilities to improve health care, to focus on results and thus unify the interests of patients, health carers and funding bodies. Our international research focus on new and especially digital approaches, which we evaluate during everyday use.

Innovative research transforming the current landscape

We can make the health system more sustainable, patient centred and more economical with new forms of health care and innovative technologies. What brings patients the largest benefit? Which interventions are especially efficient? And how can they be added to the regular health care? We want to answer these and other questions and to this end we cooperate in numerous international research and InnovationsFond (German federal instrument that funds integrated healthcare and health services research) projects with worldwide experts. Our focus is on health data analytics, patient-centred health care and the implementation of innovations, including digital innovations. We have close cooperation with our health regions, for example in Baden-Wurttemburg and North Hessen, with several research institutes and associations who are members of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Servicesan international association run by OptiMedis.

Services

Initiation and management of research projects

Do you need funding for a research project? We’re happy to advise you, from the project proposal, to implementation, evaluation concepts and data analysis.

Development and evaluation of health care programs

We develop health care programmes based on the structures and needs of your region, e.g. for the chronically ill, and as your partner, help you implement them.

Applied research and healthcare economic studies

Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, we can evaluation diverse processes and structures for you, and establish health care research projects.

Evaluation and piloting of innovations 

What are the benefits of a digital innovation? Can it be implemented and will stakeholders accept it? We answer these questions to supplement classic innovation assessments.

Development, piloting and implementation of questionnaires (PREMS and PROMS)

We offer several procedures to evaluate the patients’ experiences of your health care, with the aim of quality improvement.

Supporting digital transformation

The focus of our Digital Transformation department is the ongoing development and implementation of digital solutions and automation in the integrated health care area.

References – our research projects

We specialise in the complex tasks of promoting quality in national and international health care. OptiMedis and our partners work on several EU and national research projects, developing interventions to improve health care. A few are mentioned here:

OECD PaRIS initiative

OptiMedis is participating in the OECD “Patient Reported Indicator Surveys” (PaRIS) study as part of an international consortium. The aim is to establish internationally comparable indicators and to assess the experiences and outcomes of chronically ill patients in outpatient care. 

ADLIFE

As part of the EU ADLIFE project topic ‘Large Scale pilots of personalised & outcome based integrated care’, we will evaluate the feasibility of a personalised, integrated health care platform. The aim is to assist older patients who suffer from advanced chronic illnesses to live longer at home. 

COMPAR-EU

COMPAR-EU aims to identify, compare, and rank the most effective and cost-effective self-management interventions (SMIs) for adults in Europe. This is aimed at patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure.

HealthPros

As part of the ‘Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals’ (HealthPros) project, thirteen international PhD students will be trained in data science for health system performance assessment.

Jadecare

The Joint Action on implementation of digitally enabled integrated person-centred care (JADECARE) aims to improve the capacity of EU health authorities to successfully transition to digitally enabled, integrated, person-centred care in the EU.

M@dita

M@dita (an acronym that translates as ‘Maternity care@digitalteam from the start’) is a project aimed to improve health care for pregnant women. The project initiators aim to reduce the rate of premature and small for date babies and to increase the number of infants breast fed from four months after birth. 

SCIROCCO EXCHANGE

The SCIROCCO Exchange project aims to support health and social care authorities in the adoption and scaling-up of integrated care in Europe. The project includes the development of models for integrated health care, implementation in several EU states and the relevant knowledge transfer. 

contact

Research & Innovation

Dr. Oliver Gröne

Vice Chair of the Board of OptiMedis

+49 40 22621149-21

+49 178 5921013

o.groene@optimedis.de

Digital Transformation

Martin Knüttel

Head of Digital Transformation

+49 40 22621149-23

+49 157 35145620

m.knuettel@optimedis.de