Research grants and projects: OptiMedis and Gesundes Kinzigtal go Europe

Gesundes Kinzigtal and OptiMedis AG are, on the basis of their expertise in Integrated Healthcare, partners in many projects. Besides national projects, there is also growth in European research and implementation projects, as shown below.

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OptiMedis / Gesundes Kinzigtal participation

SmartCare

The goal of this EU project is to set universal standards for communication in integrated healthcare models for life in old age and so improve communication between institutions and service providers.

Gesundes Kinzigtal has been designated an “early follower”, and so is participating in an advisory role on one hand, and as an observer on the other, and can take up ideas for the further development of integrated healthcare.

Beyond Silos

Beyond Silos is a project co-funded by the EU, aimed at the introduction and control of integrated healthcare services. A digital patient file, which should improve work processes in the care of elderly people, is being tested.

Gesundes Kinzigtal is a partner. The digital patient file is being applied by an intervention group at the Senior Centre at Schlossberg in Hausach. In this the data from healthcare records can be integrated in the central electronic patient file. The Wolfach district of the German Red Cross is providing a control group. Participants are observed for a period of eight months, with evaluation beginning in June 2016.

MANAGE-CARE

MANAGE-CARE is a three year EU project, with the goal of developing an innovative chronic care model. MANAGE-CARE is to become the basis for the development and implementation of innovative chronic care models throughout Europe, with practical standards for clinical treatment pathways and guidelines and training curricula for the health professionals who work to these standards.

OptiMedis AG is one of the Collaborating Partners.

ICARE4EU

ICARE4EU provides an overview of the various innovative care models and programs for health and social care for people with multiple chronic diseases from 30 European countries. The aim of the project is the optimization of treatment to multi-morbid patients through the dissemination of information.

ICARE4EU has published a case report on Gesundes Kinzigtal.