Dr. Oliver Gröne is Vice Chairman of the Board at OptiMedis AG, a management company that designs, implements and evaluates Integrated Care Networks. At OptiMedis, he oversees research and development of population health management programs. Previously he was Associate Professor in Health Services Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Manager of the ´Quality of Health Systems Programme´ at the World Health Organization.
Why do we need more patient-centric health systems and where are the challenges in current structures? How can digital technologies foster more patient focus in health care? With our experts in integrated care, e-health and evidence, we want to look at three cases of supporting a patient focus in health: 1) investigating patient-empowerment in structurally underdeveloped areas, 2) patientempowerment for more adherence and compliance, and 3) thirdly the role of patient-empowerment in evidence-based medicine through patient-reported outcomes measures.