Agency for Quality in Medicine,
10623 Berlin, Germany
Agency for Quality in Medicine AQUMED (Aerztliches Zentrum für
Qualität in der Medizin aezq), Berlin – Germany,
is a non-profit organization owned by the German Medical Association
(BAEK) and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance
AQUMED was established in 1995 in order to appraise,
initiate, and organise national and regional health quality programmes
on behalf of the self-governing bodies of the German healthcare
system in cooperation with national and international partners.
Aqumed aims at the following
goals and objectives:
Coordination of quality assurance measures of health care services
on behalf of the German Medical Association (BÄK) and the national
Association of the Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV).
Efficient and consistent development and implementation of quality
assurance measures for health care services.
Consideration of patients’ interests.
Cooperation with both health insurance and hospital associations.
According to these principles
aqumed is engaged in the following activities:
Search for and evaluation of innovations in the fields of quality
and evidence in health care.
Methodology of quality management and evidence-based care.
Appraisal of clinical evidence.
Development, dissemination and and implementation of evidence-based
Evidence-based CME programs.
Appraisal and development of patient information.
Cooperation with national and international non-medical partners.
Work at aqumed is guided by the principles of evidence-based medicine.
Aqumed provides the following services:
The results of our activities are meant to contribute towards ensuring
and promoting the quality and transparency of our health care system.
Specifically our programs are addressed to practising physicians,
health care policy makers, patients and consumers.
Services for practising physicians:
Access to quality-appraised clinical guidelines and evidence reports.
Evidence-based certified CME programs on the internet.
Training courses on the utilisation of guidelines and other evidence-based
Information about all aspects of the promotion of healthcare quality
and patient safety.
Services for patients and consumers:
Access to quality-appraised, reliable and independent healthcare
Information and training material about the quality of healthcare
Training courses about the techniques of evidence-based medicine
Services for healthcare policy makers:
Scientific and policy statements on health care issues.
Identification, appraisal, and presentation of scientific findings,
the so-called evidence, on selected findings.
Aqumed has sound experience in working in joint projects with
national and international partners.
Staff working on the project:
Susanne Weinbrenner | Phone: +49-30-4005-2511 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Thomeczek | Email: email@example.com
In collaboration with:
Regina Kunz | Email: RKunz@uhbs.ch