Headstart Awardee OptiMedis joins forces with BKK Werra-Meißner to establish integrated care in Northern Hesse

OptiMedis AG received one of EIT Health Germany’s Headstart grants in 2017. The OptiMedis AG, a management company for population-based integrated care system (IC) in Germany and other European countries (flagship projects: “Gesundes Kinzigtal” and Gesundheit für Billstedt-Horn”) and the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar (MRN) are planning to implement an ICS for 2.4 million inhabitants.

BKK Werra-Meißner and OptiMedis AG want to jointly establish an integrated, population-oriented care system in the northern Hessian district of Werra-Meißner. In May 2018, the partners concluded a long-term, performance-related contract with a partial assumption of budget responsibility in accordance with § 140 a SGB V (German Social Code). Together with the district, medical networks, social institutions and economic development, the partners are now planning to build up a comprehensive health network based on the model of Gesundes Kinzigtal in Baden-Württemberg in order to make care better and more economical.

The region has a population of 100,715. BKK Werra-Meißner has a share of almost 25 percent of those insured with statutory health insurance and a great interest in improving and securing regional care. “We have long been committed to improving the health of the population in the Werra-Meißner district. With OptiMedis we have now found a very experienced and innovative partner with whom we can not only implement individual projects, but also make health care future-proof with a comprehensive approach,” says Marco Althans, CEO of BKK Werra-Meißner.

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