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The Agency for Health Economic Assessment and DisseminationAHEAD - is a specialized consulting agency that supports clients in the planning, generation and dissemination of health economic evidence as well as in obtaining market access and reimbursement in Germany.


Health Economic Evidence Assessment

Planning: Determination which health economic assessments are essential for your product from the market launch, the HTA/payer and the KOL/provider perspective.

Generation: Development and application of health economic evaluations and/or models in order to generate the health economic evidence for your product.

Dissemination: Communication of the health economic value messages (based on the health economic assessment results) to decision makers, payers, providers & KOLs.

Market Access and Reimbursement in Germany

Market Access & Reimbursement: Evaluation and implementation of market access strategies and of reimbursement strategies for medical devices and for pharmaceuticals in Germany.


The AHEAD philosophy is to provide high-quality, product-specific and client-need-specific consulting & research activities that will be delivered on time.



Bjoern Schwander

General Manager



Waschhausgasse 17

D-79540 Loerrach, Germany


Phone + 49 (0) 7621 583 8125

Faxelle+ 49 (0) 7621 583 8153

Mobile + 49 (0) 1577 194 8125




Please download and save the AHEAD - Microsoft Outlook Business Card, the AHEAD - Capability Presentation and the AHEAD - Capability Presentation including Project Showcases.



Our professional indemnity and general liability are secured by the exali insurance for consulting companies.


Great news - the paper named "Budget Impact of a Comprehensive Nutrition-Focused Quality Improvement Program for Malnourished Hospitalized Patients”, which was co-authored by AHEAD, was published in the peer-reviewed journal “American Health & Drug Benefits”. The full text of the article is available here.  


Our presentations at the German health economic association (DGGÖ) congress in Basel (9th & 10th March 2017) were a great success – the related presentations are now available for download in the publication section of our webpage.

Our paper named "Systematic review and overview of health economic evaluation models in obesity prevention and therapy”, which was compiled in cooperation with the Maastricht University, was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal “Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research”. For more details please refer to Pubmed and to the journal’s webpage. For the first 50 readers an free copy of the article is available here.  

Our lecture on the SDI Germany Exporter Bootcamp on the “Guidance on the Reimbursement of Medical Devices & Diagnostics in Germany” was a great success – the related presentation is now available for download as PDF-file.