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Gerdien Regts
I am a postdoc researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business, department Operations. My research interests are in the field of Healthcare Management and include regional healthcare networks, value-based healthcare, and evaluating the hospitalist, a new medical function in Dutch hospitals. Currently, I'm involved in a project in which we investigate the way in which value-based healthcare in regional oncology networks facilitates improvement of healthcare delivery.

Gerdien Regts
Gerdien Regts

Durk-Jouke van der Zee
Durk-Jouke van der Zee is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Groningen. His research focuses on health care systems engineering. Research themes include hospital planning & control, and the design of care chains and networks - thereby linking pre-hospital and intrahospital care services. Project examples include development of cost-effective organizational models for regional acute stroke care, big data analysis of patient flows in care networks seeking to improve care plans and resource use, strategic staff planning and ambulance network design and operation.

Extra keywords: Health Services, Quantitative Methods, Health Organization, Health System Engenineering

Durk-Jouke van der Zee
Durk-Jouke van der Zee

Marjolein van Offenbeek
Studied and got her PhD in organisational psychology in Amsterdam before she moved to Groningen to engage in interdisciplinary, applied research in healthcare settings. Her research focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of innovations in health care management and organisation. A central theme is how to realise a dynamic fit between the innovation content and context on the one hand and the implementation strategy on the other hand. One line of research concentrates on new occupations, job differentiation and professional projects in healthcare. The second line concerns health information systems and Ehealth implementation.

Extra keyword: Implementation

Marjolein van Offenbeek
Marjolein van Offenbeek

Albert Boonstra
Albert Boonstra is a full professor of Information Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His research interests include the implementation of advanced information technologies in healthcare environments, especially the socio-political dimensions. He is interested in the transformative potential of digital technologies in healthcare, including eHealth, Internet of Things, Electronic Health Records and Telecare. He presented his work at international conferences and is author of three books and more than 60 international journal articles. He is senior editor of Information Systems Journal. He is research fellow of research school SOM and of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.

Extra keyword: Implementation

Albert Boonstra
Albert Boonstra

Han de Ruiter
As of April 1, 2019, I started as a professor in the research domain Value Based Health Care. In the ever-changing healthcare domain, we see that the value(s) of healthcare is becoming more important. That means value for the patient involved, his or her family and the social network. But also value for healthcare professionals. From our university of applied sciences perspective, this mainly concerns the nurses and para medical professions. On the one hand, we look at the care processes and the effective and efficient working method therein and efficient use of (financial) resources. On the other hand, we try to take the perspective of the patient as a starting point in our research. What does value-based care mean from the perspective of the patient, the family, the social network?

Extra keyword: Value Based Healthcare

Han de Ruiter
Han de Ruiter
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