About us

We promote health for everyone

Who we are

OptiMedis was established in 2003 and has become the market leader in developing and implementing innovative types of care. We come from health sciences, economics, medicine and care, IT, sociology and many other areas. As a team, we bring diverse viewpoints on health care together, allowing us to develop concepts that are both innovative and feasible. We are united by the desire to create fair and better health care, both here in Germany and abroad.

What we do

We provide more ‘Health for all’. For us, this means that everyone should have the same access to health, whether in an urban or rural setting, regardless of social status. To this end we develop evidence-based care structures and interventions so that everyone in a given region can live as healthily as possible. This in turn relieves pressure on health providers. Target group specific prevention programs, health promotion, targeted care management, stakeholder networking and new (digital) solutions all play a role here. Our concepts are based on data and science. As partners in many EU and Innovation Fund projects, we have excellent networks in health care, research and politics.

What distinguishes us from the rest?

We want to help solve urgent social issues by connecting activities that are both economic and in the public interest. Our innovative financial model turns the incentives in health care around: the benefit (value) will be rewarded, not – as in today’s system – the unit volume. This creates incentives for all stakeholders in the health system to ensure that the general public’s health is maintained as well as possible and that people’s health literacy is improved.

Facts and figures

established in

2003

Team of

35

professionals

Based in

Hamburg, Germany

Examples of our work

The health networks Gesundes Kinzigtal, Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Gesundheit für Billstedt-Horn and Gesunder Schwalm-Eder-Kreis+ that we have established with our partners are known both in Germany and abroad. We have received international recognition of these exemplary models for patient-centred care.

Socially Responsible

Our work affects the lives of many people, employees, network and business partners as well as numerous stakeholders in the social and healthcare sectors. We therefore bear a high level of social responsibility, which we describe in more detail in our Code of Ethics and our Gender Equality Plan (in German).

Our OptiMedis Board

Dr. h. c. Helmut Hildebrandt

Chair of the board of optimedis

Dr. rer. medic. h. c. Helmut Hildebrandt is Chair of the Board of OptiMedis. His focus is on the development and management of regional population-related information processing systems. For example, from 2005 to 2018, in addition to his position on the board of OptiMedis, he was managing director of Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH, which is responsible for integrated care in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg. He is also the managing director of Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis GmbH in northern Hesse.

As co-chair of the Health Policy Commission of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Helmut Hildebrandt worked on recommendations published in 2013 for reforming the current incentive and remuneration system to better reflect quality and efficiency. He was long on the board of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and has many years of experience with the German Managed Care Association in optimising incentives for better health outcomes for patients, both nationally and internationally. He is a board member of the German Network of Health-Promoting Hospitals.

As a pharmacist and health scientist, he has much experience in qualitative research (medical sociology) and conceptual work in health promotion and organisational development. He has worked for the World Health Organisation on prevention projects and has advised health insurance companies, associations, companies and institutions in the healthcare sector on organisation, strategy and system development for over 20 years. In 2022 he was awarded the Vordenker-Award, a German award recognising excellence in medical management.

Dr. h.c. Helmut Hildebrandt

DR. OLIVER GRÖNE

vice chair of the board of optimedis

Dr. Oliver Gröne, PhD MSc, is Vice Chair of the Board of OptiMedis and responsible for analytics, research & innovation and organisation. From September 2015 to January 2017, he was Head of Research & Development at OptiMedis. Oliver Gröne is Co-Founder and Director Population Health of OptiMedis-COBIC UK.

From 2011 to 2015, as Associate Professor of Health Services Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he developed methods for assessing and improving the health care quality. Additionally, he worked for the World Health Organisation (regional office for Europe), most recently as head of the Quality of Health Systems program. He is a regular contributor to top-tier journals and was associate editor of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care from 2015-2020.

Oliver Gröne studied sociology at the University of Bielefeld and obtained a Master of Science in health sciences at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as a DAAD scholarship holder. He did his doctoral thesis in the field of health sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.