One region in Germany, the Kinzigtal in Germany’s Southwest, is at the forefront of population health management and has 16 successful years to show for. This paper, written together with Dr. Christoph Löschmann and Dr. Helmut Hildebrandt, gives insights on how this new model of care transforms care delivery, while achieving better patient outcomes with overall lower healthcare costs.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. How population health management can transform care delivery
This thought leadership paper is part of the Siemens Healthineers Insights Series. It provides ideas and practical solutions on 'Achieving operational excellence ' and 'Transforming the system of care'.
Key takeaways from the paper
- Create a fully integrated network
- Implement a “fee for value” incentive scheme
- Pursue a culture of quality among healthcare providers
- Foster prevention and self-managed treatment among population
- Leverage innovative technology
About Helmut Hildebrandt
He has a wealth of experience in qualitative research and in conceptual work in the field of health promotion and organizational development. His focus is on building and managing regional, population-based integrated care systems. One of the leading systems in Germany, Gesundes Kinzigtal, was founded by Dr. Hildebrandt and now serves as an example for similar projects in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
About Christoph Löschmann
With Gesundes Kinzigtal, he is heading a patient-oriented, integrated healthcare care management company that operates an integrated care system on a poulation healh basis.
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