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The acronym G E C K O stands for the vital themes of the European health care systems in the next decade

Health (Gesundheit)
Information Technology (Computing)
Costs (Kosten)
Outcomes (Outcomes)

In an aging society health must be produced to maintain acceptable future health care spendings. Without the use of information technology this aim cannot be achieved. Despite of the shortage in resources medical outcomes should be optimised. GECKO does research and develops at the interfaces between medicine, economics and informatics.

GECKO is a research institute of Heilbronn University.