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About Us


The Agency for Health Economic Assessment and Dissemination – AHEAD - 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.

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









Dr. Bjoern Schwander

General Manager



Wilhelm-Leibl-Str. 7

D-74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

Phone + 49 (0) 7142 914 1470

Mobile + 49 (0) 1577 194 8125



Please download and save the AHEAD - Capability Presentation.and the AHEAD Presentation of Health Economic Showcases.

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


I am looking forward to moderating our ISPOR MD&D Webinar on "The Role of RWE for Medical Device and Diagnostic Market Access in Europe". With Axel Mühlbacher (German perspective), Stephen J. Duffield (UK perspective), Sandrine Bourguignon (French perspective) and James Lavin (Industry perspective) we have excellent speakers, sharing their valuable country-specific knowledge, insights and experiences with you. The event is scheduled on 9th July 2024 at 4pm CEST. Please register for free here.

Great thanks to Katharina Klesper (geb. Kolbe), Siegbert Rossol, Ken Herrmann and York Zöllner for their valuable contribution on the paper named "Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact Analyses of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy versus Atezolizumab Plus Bevacizumab from a German Statutory Health Insurance Perspective", which has just been published in ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research!

Great news - the doctoral thesis of Dr. Bjoern Schwander named "Systematic evaluation, replication and validation of structural health economic modelling approaches: Lessons learned in the field of obesity" has been successfully presented and defended and is now available here as open access book.

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