QuE (Gesundheitsnetz Qualität und Effizienz) is a large practice network in inner-city Nürnberg. It was founded in 2005 and consists of 69 surgeries with 126 physicians (32 GP surgeries, 38 specialist practice). There`s a strong cooperation with the University Hospital Erlangen, the city of Nürnberg, several patient support groups and other healthcare providers. The QuE-physicians care for around 80.000 people per quarter.
QuE has concluded several integrated care contracts with health insurance companies (AOK Bayern, Techniker Krankenkasse and BARMER GEK).
QuE has received awards as “Bavarian Health Price” and “Berlin Health Price“. It is involved in one of the „Health Care Regions Bavaria“ with a project about intersectoral care for patients with heart failure.
QuE is also involved in projects regarding implementation of quality indicators (with the AOK and AQUA) and in projects regarding patient safety (with Techniker Krankenkasse, WINEG, Institute of General Practice, Frankfurt, Prof. Gerlach). See: www.que-nuernberg.de
Since 2007 QuE is certificated as DIN EN ISO 9001. In 2014 it was the first of the KVB authorized practice network according to § 87b Abs. 4 SGB (today it is authorized as level 1).
Ulrike Nöth (QuE Netzmanagement)