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Health Care Management
The Medical Netcare GmbH (MNC) is a scientific Contract Research Organisation (CRO) and medium-sized company. Our focus lies on the health care market. We are working as evaluator and data analyst for health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies or government institutions. We also offer custom solutions for data management in general.
Our customers include all current statutory health insurances of 3 of the 4 german unions (“BKK”, “IKK” and “vdek”), the AOK Rhineland Hamburg, the Federal Joint Committee of physicians, dentists, psychotherapists, hospitals and health insurance companies in Germany (G-BA), the Institute for Quality Assurance and Transparency in Health Care (IQTIG) and the Westfalen AG, a German oil company.
MNC currently employs staff in the fields of health management, medicine, natural sciences and humanities, economics and IT technology and maintains close collaborations with faculties, medical societies and associations.
MNC stands for the idea that all patients receive the health care that is optimally matched. To this end, it is necessary that the supply is linked at its best.
We support this networking between the suppliers, especially across sectors, and lead science and care practice to a dialogue. We provide assistance in overcoming barriers by customised solutions, which help to improve your collaborations. Meanwhile, we are always mindful to protect the privacy and security of your data.
We create the basis for meaningful evidence-based health care decisions with our scientific work. This can lead to a continual improvement in health care and prevention and - in the long run - to enhancements in public health.
The cooperation with each other as well as with our customers is characterized by trust, our orientation to the benefit of humanity and the delight in a continuous professional enhancement of standards in interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration.
The Medical Netcare GmbH was founded in 1999 by Dr. Christof Münscher and economist (Diplom-Volkswirt) Frank Potthoff. After several years of research, MNC attracted attention with its first publications. Between 2003 and 2007, various study results were published, including the in diabetology much acclaimed TEMPO®-study, the COMPACT®-study, awarded as one of the top 20 health economic works worldwide, the pharmacoeconomic analysis Phazit® and the Benchmark©-study.
Afterwards, the path led to the evaluation of the very young disease management programs - a project that is still running today and whose structured treatment has supplemented the conventional standard care comprehensively. A little later, MNC also evaluated an integrated care (IV) project of the AOK Rheinland (a german health insurance company), a project which aims in particular at better networking between the sectors of health care (e.g. family doctor, specialist, hospital) to improve the benefit of the patient: Settled family doctors or specialists working with inpatient facilities cooperate in the treatment of their patients and possibly even share a common budget. A total of 22 locally limited networks have been established and scientifically monitored by MNC.
Improvement in Patient Care
MNC dedicates itself entirely to the patient's benefit - in 2007, the next project started, which aimed directly at improving patient care: the Quality Assurance in dialyis treatment, for which MNC created more than 700 individual reports quaterly for all dialysis facilities in Germany and provided a complete overview report to show the overall quality in dialysis treatment once a year. Since 2014, MNC also generated the nationwide benchmarking in dialysis treatment, with the resulting data going into the report once a year. The project was prolongued past 2018, being subcontracted by the IQTIG for two more years, until the guideline was overridden.
For 2020 and 2021, MNC took over 2 more quality-control projects, again subcontracted by the IQTIG, the data collection and report creation concerning the transitional period of the PPP-Guideline, the guideline concerning the staffing of psychiatric and psychosomatic wards.
The guideline sets the minimum requirements for the staffing in those wards and contributes to keeping the treatement of patients close to the guidelines.
MNC set up and operates the PPP-webpage, where the institutions can register themselves and load up their data and then creates the quaterly report from the gathered data, based on an evaluation concept by the IQTIG.
Specializing in large amounts of Data
Over the years, MNC has become specialized at working with large amounts of data. The evaluation of the six DMP-indications (DM1, DM2 ,KHK, Breast cancer, Asthma & COPD) alone sends about 25 million data records to MNC, where the 60 % medical documentation and 40% patient- characteristics data is merged in a matching procedure.
For the indication with the most enrolled patients, diabetes mellitus type 2, the data of nearly 5 million patients is evaluated over a period of over 10 years in the current evaluation reports.
Dr. Joachim Gerß