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Several innovative health care models proposed for Hamburg

State conference on care backs multiple projects for innovative funding from government. 300 million euro available annually

Several projects for improved health care in Hamburg are to be proposed for means from the German government’s innovation funds. The funds provide EUR 300 million annually towards new care projects and research over a four-year period. The state conference (Landeskonferenz) has unanimously selected the projects to be put forward for funding.

Cross-sector care

Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, Senator for Health, said: “We need innovative projects to be able to secure the best-possible care for people in the city and the surrounding regions.” She added: “Hopefully, the state conference’s recommendations will lead to financing from the innovation funds that can be implemented quickly.”

New health care models that go beyond the existing standard care and aim for cross-care receive means from the innovation funds.

Making outpatient care an alternative

The project, “Health-Promoting Urban Development in Billstedt und Horn”, for instance, is striving to establish innovative health care management, health promotion and prevention as well as relieving doctors and boosting local health care. The NetzWerk LebenPlus (NWLP) or Network Life Plus is another project being backed by the state conference. The Albertinen Hospital and Techniker Krankenkasse have applied for funding for this project, which seeks to link up diverse care offers to make outpatient care at home more appealing to elderly people.

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