How population health management can transform care delivery

Insights Series, issue 25: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Population health management has seen more and more interest in the last decade, and especially with the challenges many healthcare systems worldwide are facing, it could prove to be a valuable point to look into. With its aim to improve the health of a population, care conditions and patient engagement, all supported by appropriate financial and care models, population health management can open new possibilities for healthcare systems.

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.

This thought leadership paper is part of the Siemens Healthineers Insights Series. It provides ideas and practical solutions on 'Transforming the system of care'.

The success of the “Kinzigtal model” is based on a five pronged approach:
  • 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
Read the paper to learn how Gesundes Kinzigtal’s are able to deliver high-value healthcare to their patients, while working cost efficiently.

Dr. Helmut Hildebrandt

Dr. Helmut Hildebrandt

Dr. Helmut Hildebrandt is Chairman of the Board at OptiMedis AG, located in Hamburg, Germany. He spent many years on the board of the International Foundation of Integrated Care and is a long-serving member of the German Managed Care Association, where he works to improve incentives to improve health outcomes for patients in Germany and abroad.

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.
Dr. phil. Christoph Löschmann

Dr. phil. Christoph Löschmann

Dr. phil. Christoph Löschmann has been CEO of Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH since 2019. He holds a degree in psychology and has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector. For about 15 years, Dr. Löschmann worked at the University of Freiburg in the fields of research, teaching and patient care. After this he held several leading positions in the healthcare sector.

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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