HealthEcon is one of the most experienced healthcare consulting companies in Europe. We are based in Basel, Switzerland, with more than 1100 projects completed since our establishment in 1981. We mainly provide consultation services on pharmaceuticals for the leading European markets

Team & Management




Dr. Stephan Ruckdäschel

Dr. Stephan Ruckdäschel

Managing Director


Since our establishment in 1981, we have completed more than 1100 projects for over 200 clients. We have supported European governments, associations, sickness funds and pharmaceutical companies. Our clients include most of the global top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as small and medium-sized biotech companies.

Reference are available upon request.


  • Neue Züricher Zeitung

    Schuhmacher P, Ruckdäschel S (2018)

    Dunkelkammer Medikamentenpreise

  • Gesundheitsökonomie und Qualitätsmanagement

    Holzerny P, Werner S, Rouf J (2018)

    Sind G-BA Beschlüsse für die Versorgungssteuerung geeignet?

  • Rottenkolber D, Felder S, Schlegel E (2017)

    Sozialmedizinische Aspekte von Brustkrebs – ein Literaturreview mit Fokus auf Deutschland

  • Schmitter S, Holzerny P, Brock E, Günzel CA, Ruckdäschel S (2016)

    Regulatory Agencies’ Perspective on “Progression-Free Survival” (PFS)

  • The European Journal of Health Economics

    Brock E, Braunhofer P, Troxler J, Schneider H (2014)

    Budget impact of parenteral iron treatment of iron deficiency: methodological issues raised by using real - life data

  • Navarini A, Laffitteh E, Conrad C, Piffaretti P, Brock E, Ruckdaeschel S, Trüeb R (2010)

    Estimation of cost-of-illness in patients with psoriasis in Switzerland


Since 2012, HealthEcon has been part of the IGES Group—an independent provider of research and consultancy services for the life sciences industry. It covers the entire range of services from market data, regulatory and health technology assessments to analysis of clinical services
As part of the IGES Group, we have been able to expand our capabilities and capacities, particularly in the fields of health services research, clinical research and real-life databases HealthEcon works as an independent entity on the market.

The IGES Institute is the core of the IGES Group. It offers comprehensive services based on expertise: studies, reports, publications, evaluations, concepts and strategies. Since its foundation in 1980, it has conducted over 2,000 research and consulting projects. The IGES Institute is based in Berlin, with additional offices in Nürnberg and Hamburg.

CSG (Clinical Study Group) is an independent contract research organization, supporting clients in planning, implementing and analyzing clinical-scientific studies. CSG is based in Berlin.

IMC clinicon is a consulting and services institute for hospital benchmarking, performance data, process optimization and quality management. IMC clinicon is based in Berlin.

AiM (Assessment in Medicine) is a health-economic consulting agency for the medical device industry, dedicated to reimbursement programs. Health technology assessment dossiers are founded on qualitative and scientific methodologies. AiM is based in Lörrach (Black Forest).


HealthEcon® AG
Steinentorstrasse 19
4051 Basel

+41 (0)61-284 95 60