• Astra Zeneca and Antonius Conference on Cardio and Outcomes

    Outcome Measures in Cardiology

    Friday the 23rd of September St. Antonius hospital and AstraZeneca organized a successful conference on innovation and outcomes in cardiology. The speakers focused on the status and developments on healthcare quality measurement and reporting from the perspective of health insurers (Ms. D. Monissen, De Friesland), hospitals (Ir. D. M. Schraven, St. Antonius hospital), and cardiologists (prof. S.K. James, MD, PhD). Prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam started off the conference with a presentation on the methodology and implementation of outcome measures in hospital care. Focus of his presentation are the newest insight and developments of The Decision Group from research and cooperation in their international network with The George Washington University, St. Gallen Universitat, and Harvard Business School. The conference showed a high-level of interaction between cardiologists, hospital executives, patient representatives and government policy makers.

    Please feel free to contact us personally to discuss this topic and the possible opportunities for your organization.

    ir. Maarten Koomans
    dr.
    Paul van der Nat
    prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam

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  • NVVH publishes quality indicators

    Achmea interested in indicators for new set of medical conditions

    The Dutch Association of Surgery (Dutch: NVVH) today publishes for the second time this year a list of quality indicators. The publication concerns a new set of medical conditions, among which are lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. Health insurer Achmea responds positively and investigates how they can use this for their healthcare procurement, NOS reported this morning.

    From quality indicators to Outcome Measures

    The NVVH is one of the leading medical associations in The Netherlands contributing to the development of quality indicators. The published quality indicators are all process and structure measures, which can be used as minimum requirements for high complexity operations. To get a real insight in the quality of care delivery, outcome measures are an essential ingredient. The NVVH also plays an important role in the development of outcome measures, as they have taken the initiative to develop a national registration of outcomes for medical conditions in surgery.

    Please feel free to contact us personally to discuss this topic and the possible opportunities for your organization.

    ir. Maarten Koomans
    dr.
    Paul van der Nat
    prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam

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  • Symposium on Outcomes in Cardiology

    The Decision Group on Outcome Measures

    On September 23rd, Antonius hospital and AstraZeneca organize a symposium on innovation, quality and outcomes in cardiology. Partner of The Decision Group, Prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam presents the latest insights on Outcome Measures.

    Nieuwegein conferentie:Innovatie,kwaliteit en outcomes in cardiologie. 23 september 2011 from algemeen on Vimeo.

    Program in short

    As first speaker, Prof. Fred van Eenennaam will start of the conference with a presentation on outcome measures. The program will end with a promising discussion between Fred and Diana Monissen (CEO De Friesland), Dirk Schraven (board Antonius hospital), and Prof. James Upsalla. Ab Klink, the former Minister of Health Welfare and Sports will open the discussion with his challenging vision for the Dutch healthcare system.

    Invitation.

    On the embedded video above, you will find a complete overview of the program, including an invitation by Dr. J.M. ten Berg. You can apply for registration online at: https://www.benecke.nl/.
    For more information on Outcome Measures and what The Decision Group can do for your organization, do not hesitate to send an e-mail to partner  ir. Maarten Koomans, or prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam, or call us at +31 (0)346 574 942

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