Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany
University of Manchester (UNIMAN), UK
Universitätsmedizin Rostock (UMR), Germany
South Tyrolean Academy for General Practice – SAGP, Italy
Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria
The Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine (IGP) is a department of Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), situated in Salzburg, Austria. The university is committed to patient care, medical education and health research of the highest standard with a special focus on diabetes and metabolic disease, public health, oncology, cellular physiology and structural anatomy of joints. The mission of the university is to improve health and healthcare as well in the Salzburg region as at the national and international level.
Maria Flamm MD, MPH, is the director of the Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine of PMU. She is qualified in medicine (GP) and public health with a focus in the research area health services research and chronic care. She led the Austrian work package on disease management evaluation in the FP7 project DISMEVAL. She evaluated the quality of care in diabetes mellitus type 2 in Austria, the economic impact of a DMP and is experienced in evaluation of eDS tools (evaluation of “PROP” in the field of preoperative diagnostics).
Tim Johansson, PhD, MSSc in Public Health, leads the PRIMA-eDS project in Austria for. He has extensive experience carrying out systematic reviews from his work at PMU and from his previous position as research fellow at the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Health Technology Assessment in Vienna. He also is experienced in the design and conduction of randomized controlled trials.
Celine Kriechmayr, MSSc, is a member of the staff of the Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine at PMU. She finished her studies in Sociology with a special focus on the sociology of health. In her master thesis she evaluated the effectiveness of therapy interventions for psychosomatic disorders (chronical pain and eating disorders). She has experience in collecting and analysing data on population based trials such as “Healthy Community”.
Sophie Keller, PhD, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), is a member of the staff of the Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine at PMU. She has experience in randomized controlled trials (RCT) and just finished her doctoral thesis about the impact of peer support on diabetes mellitus (funded by the BRIDGES-programme of the International Diabetes Federation).
Jochen Schuler, MD, cardiologist, is a member of the staff of the Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine at PMU. He is a specialist in patient safety and particularly in medication safety. He has been medication-safety-advisor for the university hospital of PMU for several years, and did important work on hospital admissions due to medication errors and polypharmacy.
Eva Mann, MD, general practitioner and geriatrician, senior lecturer member of the staff of the Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine at PMU. She has expertise in medical care of outpatient geriatric patients and nursing home patients since more than 20 years. As a geriatric researcher she conducted nursing home based epidemiological studies. Her main research topics include dementia, dementia-related neuropsychiatric symptoms, and inappropriate psychotropic medication in nursing home patients. She took part in the development of the German PRISCUS list and developed the Austrian PIM list. As a first author and co-author, respectively, she published a comparison of inappropriate medications in nursing home residents between these two countries. She also was involved in three systematic review e.g. tools for assessment of appropriate hospital admissions of nursing home residents.