Gesundes Kinzigtal: Publications

Integrated Care & Health Care Managers

Publications by, about, or in cooperation with Gesundes Kinzigtal

Over the past years interest in Gesundes Kinzigtal has not only grown but has lead to a number of books, articles, and interviews for newspapers as well as magazines. We will be glad to share them with you. As some are only available within a subscription or fee please contact us if you would like to gain further access.



  • The Role of Integrated Care an Population Health by Groene O, Pimperl A, Hildebrandt H. In: Researching Quality in Care Transitions (Full text available here)
  • Germany: Scaling Up a Population-Based Integrated Healthcare System: The Case of “Healthy Kinzigtal” in Germany by Groene O, Pfaff H, Hildebrandt H. In: Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries Edited by Jeffrey Braithwaite, Russell Mannion, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Paul Shekelle, Stuart Whittaker and Samir Al-Adawi. (E-Book or single chapters are available here)

  • Case Study: Gesundes Kinzigtal, Germany. This case study is part of the Accountable Care in Practice: Global Perspectives series produced by Duke University’s Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy and supported by the Commonwealth Fund. (PDF)
  • Evaluating the Impact of an Accountable Care Organization on Population Health: The Quasi-Experimental Design of the German Gesundes Kinzigtal by Alexander Pimperl, Timo Schulte, Axel Mühlbacher, Magdalena Rosenmöller, Reinhard Busse, Oliver Groene, Hector P. Rodriguez, Helmut Hildebrandt in: Population Health Management Vol 20,3
  • The Gesundes Kinzigtal – population-based financing with a shared-savings approach in: ICARE4EU Policy Brief No. 24 (PDF)
  • NHS Health Check: How Germany’s healthcare system works by Branwen Jeffreys (read online)
  • Update: Evaluation of Gesundes Kinzigtal by Achim Siegel and Wilhelm Niebling in: EKIV Newsletter 1/2017 (PDF)


  • The Business of Population Health Management
    Ashley Ford, Liz Jones, Petra Esseling, Andrew Rosen in: Global Forum for Health
    Care Innovators (PDF)
  • Gesundes Kinzigtal appointed as member of EU research platform EIPonAHA (PDF)


  • Germany’s approach to integrated care is delivering a trio of achievements
    by Elisabetta Zanon in: NHS Confederation - Blogs & Talking Points (link)
  • Case Report: The Gesundes Kinzigtal programme, Germany
    by Verena Struckmann, Wienke Boerma, Ewout van Ginneken in: ICARE4EU, Project reports (PDF)
  • Case Study Gesundes Kinzigtal
    by Hugh Alderwick, Chris Ham, David Buck in: Population health systems, The King’s Fund (PDF)


  • Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems Phase 3 (SIMPHS3)
    by Francisco Lupianez-Villanueva, Alexandra Theben in: JRC Science and Policy Reports (link)
  • From Agreement to Realization: Six Years of Investment in Integrated eCare in Kinzigtal
    by Dr. Birgit Reime et al in: Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos (link)
  • Crossing the boundaries from individual medical care to regional public health outcomes: The triple aim of “Gesundes Kinzigtal” – better health + improved care + affordable costs
    by Helmut Hildebrandt in: International Journal of Integrated Care (link)
  • Integrated Care Experiences And Outcomes In Germany, The Netherlands, And England
    by Reinhard Busse, Juliane Stahl in: Health Affairs (link)
  • Accountable care organizations in the USA: Types, developments and challenges
    by Andrew J. Barnes, Lynn Unruh, Askar Chukmaitov, Ewout van Ginneken in: Health Policy (link)
  • Gesundes Kinzigtal draws a positive balance
    Press Release by Gesundes Kinzigtal, AOK Baden-Württemberg (PDF)
  • Utilization Dynamics of an Integrated Care System in Germany: Morbidity, Age, and Sex Distribution of Gesundes Kinzigtal Integrated Care’s Memebership in 2006 - 2008
    By Achim Siegel, Ingrid Köster, Ingrid Schubert, Ulrich Stößel in: Health Care Utilization in Germany, Springer Science & Business Media New York (link)


  • Kinzigtal zieht Zwischenbilanz (dt.)
    By Thomas Hommel in: Gesundheit und Gesellschaft (G+G) (PDF)
  • Gesundes Kinzigtal - Eine Alternative (für Österreich)? (dt.)
    in: AERZTE / Magazin der Ärztekammer Steiermark (link)


  • Integrated care in Germany - a stony but necessary road!
    By Volker Amelung, Helmut Hildebrandt, Sascha Wolf in: International Journal of Integrated Care (link)
  • Geïntegreerde zorg in het Zwarte Woud (nl.)
    By Henk Maassen in: Medisch Contact (PDF)
  • EKIV - Newsletter 2012/1
    By Achim Siegel, Ulrich Stößel (PDF)
  • Triple Aim in Kinzigtal, Germany: Improving population health, integrating health care and reducing costs of care – lessons for the UK?
    By Helmut Hildebrandt, Timo Schulte, Dr. Brigitte Stunder in: Journal of Integrated Care (link)


  • Experience with the Linkage of Primary and Secondary Claims Data in an Intervention Trial (dt.)
    By Dr. Enno Swart, Dorothea Thomas, Stefanie March, Tina Salomon, Prof. Dr. Olaf von dem Knesebeck in: Das Gesundheitswesen (link)
  • Interview with Helmut Hildebrandt (CEO of Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH and CEO of OptiMedis AG) in: Health Care Europa (>please contact Saskia Hynek)
  • Integrierte regionale Versorgung in der Praxis: Ein Werkstattbericht aus dem “Gesunden Kinzigtal” By Helmut Hildebrandt, Gwendolyn Schmitt, Dr. Monika Roth, Dr. Brigitte Stunder in: Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen (link)


  • Improving population health by a shared health gain approach and a shared savings contract
    By Helmut Hildebrandt, Christoph Hermann, Reinhold Knittel, Dr. Manfred Richter-Reichhelm, Dr. Achim Siegel, Dr. Werner Witzenrath in: International Journal of Integrated Care (PDF)


  • Gesundheitslabor Kinzigtal - Wie Ärzte und AOK die Behandlung der Patienten verbessern, dabei Ausgaben sparen und Geld verdienen wollen (dt.)
    By Andreas Mihm in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (link)


  • Managementgesellschaft organisiert Integrierte Versorgung einer definierten Population auf Basis eines Einsparcontractings (dt.) By Christoph Hermann, Helmut Hildebrandt, Manfred Richter-Reichhelm, Friedrich W. Schwartz, Werner Witzenrath in: Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik (PDF)
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