aQua – Your partner for quality in health care

Welcome to the website of the aQua Institute. We are an independent and impartial consulting and research company, developing concepts and strategies for applied quality improvement as well as quality assurance and scientific quality research in healthcare. The institute can look back upon a long history of cooperation with numerous partners in national as well as international projects aimed at improving the quality of medical care. Our methodical approach is evidence and data based. Paramount to us is the measurable benefit for patients and patient safety.

Our dedicated and interdisciplinary team contributes to innovative initiatives and projects concerning, for example, health services research, quality assurance in telehealth or digital health. Our clients come from various decision-making levels of politics, the statutory health insurances and research concerned with the health care system.

Among our many partners  is the Department of General Medicine and Health Services Research at Heidelberg University Hospital, with which we have a strong scientific and personal connection; it is one of the leading institutions in Germany and Europe in the field of Health Services Research. Our key partner for international development projects is evaplan GmbH likewise situated at the University Hospital Heidelberg.

Our work is carried out based on an internal quality management system for which we are certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

Our portfolio includes

Development and analysis of quality indicators

One of our areas of expertise is the development of implementable quality indicators inspired by the everyday experience of health care realities.

Qualitative and quantitative surveys

The aQua Institute designs, conducts and analyses scientifically valid and reliable qualitative and quantitative surveys among patients, doctors and other target audiences.

Automated feedback reports

On the basis of data from our partners/customers we generate automated feedback reports (e.g. for doctors‘ offices) in accordance with individual specifications.

Training/Instruction and supervision of medical trainers

The aQua Institute trains medical moderators didactically and methodologically. We also supervise moderations and provide necessary material.

Data management and IT services

The aQua Institute is an experienced partner for data processing and hosting with its own high-capacity data processing centre. Over the last years this has been accredited in audits by major health insurance companies and a national centre for data protection.