The institute for evidence-based health and care management (I.f.G.V) is a private, independent interest-free and scientifically neutral institute.

Task of the I.f.G.V. is to accompany innovative medical and medical services, care programs, patient programs as well as innovative medical products and diagnostic approaches faster into the reimbursement systems of the complex German health system.

The I.f.G.V. works with his team of specialists according to strictly scientific and evidence-based criteria. A close network to politics, self-administration and funds supports us in the implementation and acceleration of the processes.

As partners, we do not leave our clients alone after the strategy has been determined. We accompany you from the first slide to the “signature”, through all instances and all authorities. We provide our personal (very close) contacts in the healthcare system.

If, in our opinion, a project has no prospect of success, we say so. We don’t want the client to sacrifice financial resources senselessly, and we don’t want to raise false hopes. This is how we work in a goal-oriented manner, based exclusively on a high scientific approach.

The diagnosis of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency  (Rare disease according to OrphaNet) is a “discovery” for most patients after years of uncertainty. Since the main symptoms of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency also apply to other diseases such as COPD or asthma, many people do not recognize the disease for a long time.
Together with the Alpha1 Deutschland e.V. – Society for Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency sufferers, the I.f.G.V. Care solutions to improve patient care. Please read the joint position paper of Alpha 1 Gesellschaft and I.f.G.V. in our download area.



Flexible and individual reimbursement concepts are gaining more and more. important for high-cost products, medical devices, orphan drugs, biosimilars and products with a high supply need but “still” invalid medical data. Scientific based contracting is a possible approach that was developed with European payers and regulatory authorities. For example, scientific based contracting is used when entering the market early; but also as an early reimbursement concept based on certain criteria. For more information, see the article by Alexander Wilke MBA, LL.M. (Scientific director of I.f.G.V.) in the download area.

The I.f.G.V now on

medizintechnologie is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and
supports medium-sized companies in the medical technology sector in particular in the innovation process.
The platform is based on the national strategy process “Innovations in Medical Technology”.

Akteursdatenbank – Institut für evidenzbasiertes Gesundheits- & Versorgungsmanagement, I.f.G.V. – Medizintechnologie

Supply Management

The increase in chronic diseases requires new innovative forms of care, especially against the background of demographic development.

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Refund Center

Reimbursement by the statutory health insurance companies is a prerequisite for innovative services and methods developed by doctors to benefit the patient.

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Patient Management

Not only disease-specific concepts may be taken into account, it is more about to maintain the quality of life and independence of the patients.

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Policy Advice

The I.f.G.V. supports you to present your projects in this context and to obtain valuable advice on solution and implementation.

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Benefit Assessment Center

On request, we will accompany you from the clinical trial through all instances to the final reimbursement.

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The I.f.G.V. – scientific partner of the Human Brain Project
since beginning of 2020

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a research project of the European Commission, which summarizes all knowledge about the human brain and is intended to simulate it using computer-based models and simulations. As a result, new knowledge about the human brain and its diseases as well as new computer and robot technologies are expected. The Blue Brain project provided preliminary work. In January 2018, the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne presented their data platform “Blue Brain Nexus” as open source software. Blue Brain Nexus is used to integrate all data from the Blue Brain project. The Human Brain Project aims to provide new tools to better understand the brain and its basic mechanisms and to apply this knowledge in medicine and in the computer science of the future.

Information and communication technologies will play a central role in the project. Suitable supercomputing platforms are to be developed to prepare neuroscientific data from all over the world for models and simulations of the brain. This creates a common basis for neuroscience to connect information on the level of genes, molecules and cells with the thinking and behavior of humans. Similarly, a novel medical informatics platform is designed to make clinical information from around the world usable for computer models of diseases in order to develop techniques for the objective diagnosis of brain diseases, to research the underlying mechanisms and to accelerate the development of new therapies. Another project goal is to use a better understanding of how the brain works to further develop information and communication technologies. The focus here is on improved energy efficiency and reliability as well as better mastery of programming complex computer systems.



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