Description

This courses introduces in the basics of evidence based medicine and total managed care. It explains the need of quality management and metrics and means of quality control and shows how results from clinical research can be turned to practical use. Risk classification and prediction of morbidity and mortality of patients are vital prerequisites to fully manage patient care economically successfully.

Existing experiences from big providers are mentioned as well as risks and chances of the trend to evidence based medicine and managed care. In this term this course is the health care equivalent of the course "Business intelligence and knowledge systems".

Definition, Quality management, metrics and means of quality control, from research to practical use, trail registers and databases, risk-classification, prediction of morbidity and mortality , existing experiences, big providers, risks and chances, epidemiology and registers

Further topics:

  • disease stage management
  • "Integrierte Versorgung", "Integrierte Behandlungspfade"
  • Managed care
  • Generation of knowledge (processes, technologies)
  • link to health economics, benchmarking, key figures
  • comparision countries, current projects

TODO please complete

Target

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to

  • Define the terms evidence based medicine and total manage care
  • Explain the prerequisites to fully manage patient care (technically, data)
  • Discuss the chances and risks (economics, segregation of patient groups, abuse, incapacitation, quality of care)