5006 – Managed Care and Case Management in Germany: A New Frontier
Health coverage in Germany, like many European countries, is available without cost to individuals and they are free to choose providers within the public health system. Case management has historically been limited to hospital discharge planning. But changes are happening- this presentation will introduce you to BIG direkt gesund (BIG straight healthy) which is proactively working with individuals to better manage two distinct health conditions: individuals receiving treatment with the da Vinci robot and those with depressive mental illnesses. The work of BIG is producing better outcomes using digital support and proactive case management for improved care coordination.
1. Describe the differences in the delivery of care in Germany versus the US
2. Assess the impact that technology has had on two distinct health conditions
3. Recognize how case management is taking on a new role in Germany thanks to BIG direkt gesund