CoRe-Net: Cologne Research and Development Network

An interdisciplinary learning network towards value-based care for vulnerable patients in Cologne

The project CoRe-Net started in February 2017 with the aim of developing a Cologne Research and Development network. As one of a few regions Cologne was chosen by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for this unique promotion of structural development. CoRe-Net was established to be a long-term and sustainable network making Cologne into a model region for the improvement of health and social care in Germany. The network will be funded by the BMBF for the next three years.

The network is intended to bring together the fields of health services research and practice in Cologne. This will be accomplished by creating structures that promote an exchange between scientists and practitioners. Furthermore, the created structures will enable innovative health care research projects. For this purpose, a unique CoRe-Net database will be established that contains claims data, social statistics, and field data. You will find more information about CoRe-Net and the database here.

CoRe-Net currently includes three subprojects: LYOL-C, MenDis-CHD, and OrgValue. These projects, which examine health care across different care organizations for specific patient groups in Cologne, also aim to identify organizational characteristics hindering or facilitating the implementation of patient-centered care.

The development of the network involves three faculties of the University of Cologne: the faculties of Human Sciences; Medicine; and Management, Economics, and Social Sciences. This interdisciplinary cooperation enables the integration of different perspectives and methods.