CoRe-Net: Cologne Research and Development Network

The network

CoRe-Net is an interdisciplinary learning network for better patient care in Cologne:

Consists of:

  • a coordination unit
  • a unique database
  • cooperation partners
  • three projects
  • LYOL-C
  • MenDis-CHD
  • OrgValue

Read more about previous CoRe-Net events:

Dr. Nadine Scholten
for CoRe-Net Coordination

IMVR – Institute for Medical Sociology,
Health Services Research, and Rehabilitation Science
of the Faculty of Human Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne
Eupener Str. 129
D-50933 Köln

Phone +49 221 478 97156
E-Mail Core-Net@uk-koeln.de


Lisa Bach
(M.A. Health Education)
Reserach assistant CoRe-Net

IMVR – Institute for Medical Sociology,
Health Services Research, and Rehabilitation Science
of the Faculty of Human Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne
Eupener Str. 129
D-50933 Köln

Phone +49 221 478 97144
E-Mail Core-Net@uk-koeln.de

Network structures


The coordination office forms the infrastructure of CoRe-Net. It is responsible for development and expansion of the network and supports the work of the CoRe-Net core projects.

“Three faculties + network partners”

Three research projects were implemented under CoRe-Net I:
LYOL-C, MenDis-CHD and OrgValue

These examined healthcare across different healthcare organizations for specific patient groups in Cologne. Furthermore, we were able to identify organizational characteristics hindering or facilitating the implementation of patient-centered care.
Read more about projects in the second funding phase below:

A central component of the CoRe-Net research platform is the CoRe-Net database: CoRe-Dat

It contains:

  • Primary data of the projects
  • Regional data from social statistics
  • Routine data of four cooperating health insurance funds
  • AOK Rheinland/Hamburg
  • BARMER
  • DAK-Gesundheit
  • pronova BKK
“A giant dataset CoRe-Net can access”

The project K-APAT started on 1st April 2019. It is carried out in cooperation with CoRe-Net and focuses on outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in the Cologne metropolitan region.

Veröffentlichungen des Netzwerkes

Network publications

CoRe-Net and the projects have already produced a large number of publications:

  • Research Reports
  • Book and journal articles
  • Congress contributions

Three supply reports with different focal points will be developed and published for Cologne in the course of the second funding phase.

The reports focus on issues such as:

  • Frequencies of illness
  • Health costs
  • Health care structures and health processes

Get news about:

  • CoRe-Net projects
  • Events
  • Health Services Research