As national institute of research and planning for the health care system and as corresponding competence and promotional agency in the area of health promotion the Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG) was established at the 1st August 2006 via federal law.
ÖBIG (Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für Gesundheitswesen) and FGÖ (Fonds Gesundes Österreich), institutions established in 1973 and 1998, respectively, have become business units integrated in the GÖG structure, with GÖG as their universal legal successor. On 1st July 2007, the third business unit was founded: BIQG (Bundesinstitut für Qualität im Gesundheitswesen).
Structural planning, health promotion and quality control can now be coordinated. The synergies of the holding concept benefit all involved in the Austrian health care system and therefore also all Austrians.