August 29, 2018

‘Future of care – care of the future’ by Bert Vrijhoef

Thinking about care of the future, self-care is increasingly becoming important. At the Self-Care Summit in Copenhagen from 11-12 April 2018, I provided three reasons for thinking so. Firstly, self-care is everywhere. At the level of the individual, everyone practices self-care by making daily choices and lifestyle decisions. Minor ailments, long-term conditions or in-hospital […]
July 27, 2018

What have we been up to at Panaxea?

Looking back at the first half year of 2018… Almost 7  months have already flown by of the new year and Panaxea has not been idle. Read more about the interesting events of the company. Person-centered care in (primary) care practice What is needed for the effective application of person-centered […]
February 14, 2018
Healthcare Netherlands

The challenge of joint decision making with vulnerable people

On January 26th, the congress ‘Joint decision-making with vulnerable people: a challenge’ was held in Utrecht. During this congress, the central question was: ‘What is needed to take decisions about complex issues together with vulnerable people?’ When talking about vulnerable people, we can think of all sorts of people: the […]
February 13, 2018

Persoonsgerichte zorg in de (eerstelijns) zorgpraktijk

Wat is er nodig voor het effectief toepassen van persoonsgerichte zorg in de (eerstelijns) zorgpraktijk? En hoe doen we dat waarbij bijzondere interesse uitgaat naar de invloed van diversiteit op het verlenen van persoonsgerichte zorg? Deze vragen staan centraal in een door het Zorginstituut Nederland geïnitieerd onderzoek dat wordt uitgevoerd […]
November 24, 2017
Digital Health Innovations

Building digital healthcare together

During the 20th edition of the Electronic Commerce Platform (ECP) Annual Congress on November 16th, the building blocks of the digital society were discussed. This year’s theme was: ‘Building the digital society together’. Along that thread, 28 in-depth sessions were organized around the building blocks: digital trends, (big) data, e-skills, […]
July 18, 2017
Health Technology Assessment

Presentation of the Joint European Horizon Scanning System on HTAi conference

During the latest HTAi conference in Rome, themed “Towards an HTA Ecosystem: From Local Needs to Global Opportunities”, CEO Isabelle Lepage-Nefkens presented the proposal for a joint European horizon scanning system (HSS). The joint European HSS proposal was commissioned by the BeNeLuxA collaboration on ministerial level, but several other countries […]
July 11, 2017

Dure geneesmiddelen: een probleem voor de volksgezondheid in Nederland?

Door een toename van diagnose en behandelmogelijkheden neemt de incidentie en prevalentie van zeldzame aandoeningen snel toe. Onder andere als gevolg hiervan groeit ook het aantal geregistreerde weesgeneesmiddelen. Ter vergelijking: in de jaren 2006-2010 werden en 686 registratie-aanvragen ingediend voor weesgeneesmiddelen bij de European Medicine Agency (EMA); tussen 2011-2015 waren […]
June 20, 2017

Big Data in healthcare: more clear, less fear?

On May 18th 2017 the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in cooperation with the Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam organized a meet-up event called “Big Data in Healthcare: a combination of an un-conference and a hackathon”. Approximately 50 participating experience experts were asked: “What should policy regarding big data […]
May 23, 2017

The scaling up of integrated care: the importance of context

During the 17th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC), held in Dublin last week, people from different countries presented strategies on the development, evaluation and/or implementation of integrated care. Although many strategies showed overlap in approaches and face the same challenges, other strategies revealed significant differences between countries. For example, […]