Maturity Assessment Process
The region of Werra-Meißner-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany, has a population of approximately 100,000 citizens. It experiences familiar challenges for healthcare services, in the demographics of the region and in terms of recruitment and retention of staff. The top 3 causes of death are: Ischaemic heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, malignant neoplasm of the bronchi and lungs.
The goal of Gesunder Werra-Meißner Kreis Ltd. (GWMK) is to improve health literacy, care coordination and offer guidance in the German healthcare system and thereby, to reduce the projected increase of costs of health insurance and support integrated care. To achieve its goal, GWMK is building a “health network” with insurance members as well as healthcare professionals. Continue reading . . . .
Informed by the outcomes of the maturity assessment on strengths and weaknesses of integrated care dimensions were identified as priorities for knowledge transfer both coaching and improvement. Knowledge transfer and capacity-building activities were conducted in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis including an exchange webinar with the Basque country on Electronic Health Record development and introduction to learn and exchange on facilitators and barriers in the implementation process of digital infrastructure within the Basque integrated health care system. Continue reading . . . .
Regional partner set an improvement goal of “Improving the health and care experience of
the population and unlocking monetary efficiency potential, by strengthening digital
infrastructure, process coordination of self-management promotion and collaboration
between local actors.” Continue reading . . . .