The AQUA Institute

Institute for Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Health Care GmbH

The AQUA Institute is an independent and impartial corporation that provides services for quality assurance. We are one of the most experienced and successful providers of concepts and problem solving in the field of healthcare quality improvement in Germany. The institute was founded in Göttingen in 1995 and it has anchored itself in the field of science. AQUA is one of the pioneers of medical quality circles (peer review groups), the evaluation of new treatment models, the development and implementation of quality indicators, patient surveys, and data driven quality management.

The Federal Joint Committee, the highest decision making body in the German healthcare system, has commissioned the AQUA Institute with a nationwide cross-sectoral healthcare quality assurance (pursuant to § 137a SGB V) since the end of 2009.

By now, the staff has grown to more than 110 members (doctors, nurses, health scientists, pharmacists, economists, statisticians, IT specialists etc.).

Our key activities are


A picture of the AQUA building.