• To be expected in September 2017: Dutch Life Sciences Outlook 2016

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  • Visit Innovation for Health with a discount as a relation of The Decision Group

    As partner/sponsor of Innovation for Health we offer our relations the possibility to receive a discount on the registration fee to participate in this premier conference on February 16th, 2017 in WTC Rotterdam.

    During Innovation for Health, cutting-edge innovations and ideas for healthcare will be presented to more than 800 delegates. The inspiring event will allow you to meet and engage with leading scientists, entrepreneurs and executives in healthcare innovation, to catch up with the latest developments, be inspired, share ideas, initiate new partnerships and expand your network in life sciences & health. The program features many renowned speakers from academia and industry.

    Register on www.innovationforhealth.eu and use the voucher code TDG20170216 to receive €50,- discount on the registration fee.

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    Innovation for Health is the Netherlands´ premier conference for innovators in Health and Life Sciences. This is the place where key players in health and care, from bench to boardroom, from start-up to multinational, from Life Sciences to Medtech, come to strengthen existing contacts and to expand their networks and knowledge.

    With more than 800 delegates, over 50 influential speakers, many one-on-one meetings, innovation pitches, poster presentations, an interactive expo and much more, Innovation for Health 2017 will be a great place to catch up on the latest trends, to exchange ideas with leading innovators, to identify new opportunities for collaboration and to get inspired by the developments in healthcare & life sciences. For registration and more information: www.innovationforhealth.eu!

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  • Great results voor Meetbaar Beter

    Great results for Meetbaar Beter

    The Decision Group is proud to be a methodological partner of Meetbaar Beter, Winner VBHC Prize 2014, since the beginning in 2010. It is great to see how far Meetbaar Beter has come in such a short amount of time.

    Meetbaar Beter is a foundation that creates transparency in patient outcomes and the quality of care in heart centers. Trough transparency Meetbaar Beter aims to improve the quality of care. So far, they have managed to achieve great goals. Recently, newspaper AD announced the striking results of Meetbaar Beter on the collaboration of heart surgeons, who are willing to learn from eachother, instead of compete with eachother. Cardiology care of the involved centers improved by learning, measuring patient outcomes, and creating transparency in these outcomes. Great news for all heart surgeons and patients in the Netherlands.

    Due to the efforts of Meetbaar Beter the first long-term quality-based contract is a fact. Insurer CZ, partner of the VBHC Prize 2016, and Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven agreed on this remarkable agreement in which Meetbaar Beter sets the quality outcome measurements on which reimbursement is based. Great results which means a value-based health care system is on the rise.

    We hope Meetbaar Beter will reach many more striking results in the field of Value-Based Health Care.

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  • Meetbaar Beter Symposium 2015

    The fourth Meetbaar Beter symposium

    Meetbaar Beter first started as a collaboration between the Catharina and St. Antonius hospital in the Netherlands. Together with The Decision Group they were at the beginning of the Dutch Value-Based Health Care era. Since the foundation of Meetbaar Beter the majority of heart centers have joined this initiative. Meetbaar Beter was recognized in 2014 and awarded the Value-Based Health Care Prize.

    This month, the fourth Meetbaar Beter symposium will be held sharing best practices by means of care outcomes. Prof. dr. M. Graefen, medical director of the Martini Klinik, will present the clinic’s  impressive experiences. The Martini Klinik is one of Europe’s most successful examples of quality improvements in healthcare.

    Are you interested in learning more about opportunities for healthcare delivery by measuring outcomes of care? Attend the Meetbaar Beter symposium on November 26, 2016 in Amersfoort.

    For more information and the attendance form, please visit www.meetbaarbeter.com/symposium.

    Source: Meetbaar Beter. (2015). Symposium 2015. Accessed on November 17, 2015, via http://www.meetbaarbeter.com/symposium/

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  • Go to Innovation for Health with a discount as a relation of The Decision Group

    As partner of Innovation for Health we offer our relations the possibility to receive a discount on the registration fee to participate in this premier conference on February 18th, 2016 in WTC Rotterdam.

    During Innovation for Health, cutting-edge innovations and ideas for healthcare will be presented to more than 800 delegates. The inspiring event will allow you to meet and engage with leading scientists, entrepreneurs and executives in healthcare innovation, to catch up with the latest developments, be inspired, share ideas, initiate new partnerships and expand your network in life sciences & health. The program features many renowned speakers from academia and industry.

    Register on www.innovationforhealth.eu and use the voucher code TDG20160218 to receive €50 discount on the registration fee.

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  • Santeon – Care for Outcome

    As consulting partner of Santeon, The Decision Group wants to congratulate Santeon with the great symposium ‘Care for Outcome’ that took place on the 17th of April. Santeon showed their great efforts regarding Value-Based Health Care on several medical conditions. An inspiring day attended by a broad network of people showing their interest in VBHC. For more details on the event or to view the program, visit www.zorgvooruitkomst.nl (Dutch).

    The Decision Group helps organizations with implementing VBHC principles to improve organizational performance by improving patient value and lower costs. The Decision Group has the experience and build an extensive network over the years that is needed for these beneficial organizational changes. For more information and questions on how VBHC can affect and improve your organization, do not hesitate to contact us via (020) 40 40 111 and let us know how The Decision Group can be of assistance.

    If you would like to learn more about the principles of VBHC in a pragmatic and dynamic manner, please visit the website of our educational partner www.thedecisioninstitute.org for educational sessions on the VBHC principles/methodology.

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  • Value-Based Health Care Prize 2015

    Congratulations to ParkinsonNet on the Value-Based Health Care Prize 2015!

    On April 9th the Value-Based Health Care Prize 2015 event took place at Landgoed de Salentein. This year, the international jury had the extremely difficult task of choosing the project that has delivered the most superior Patient Value. However, one project stood out between all of the 21 applicants and The Decision Group wants to congratulate the winner of this year’s VBHC Prize: ParkinsonNet! After an exciting day full of interesting topics within Value-Based Health Care, their project: ‘Value-based care for Parkinson’s disease’ was presented the VBHC Prize 2015 for delivering the most superior Patient Value. We are proud to have contributed to the event. Together with Value-Based Health Care Europe (VBHCE), with incoming chairman prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam, and The Decision Institute we saw a high number of applicants and a very high quality of their initiatives yet again.

    Do you want to know more about Value-Based Health Care? Please consider joining our masterclasses or workshops on VBHC.

    Read more about the Value-Based Health Care Prize on our website. For more information on VBHC, visit the Value-Based Health Care Europe website, like VBHCE on Facebook and follow VBHCE on Twitter.

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  • Waardecreatie voor Patiënten, Bedrijven en het Life Sciences Cluster.

    Amsterdam, Thursday February 5th 2015 – The Dutch Life Sciences cluster primarily consists of startup companies: of the 375 existing companies, 53% of the companies (200 companies) have less than six employees. More companies enrich the cluster every year (14 companies were founded in 2013) and after a two-year dip in employment, companies seem to have attracted more employees in 2013 (+5%; total of 23.737 employees).

    The Dutch cluster seems very successful in converting knowledge into business ideas and eventually into the development of a product/service. The number of products in development was 96 in 2012 and increased to 121 in 2013. The revenue of the Dutch cluster decreased with 1% from approximately €19 bn. in 2012 to €18.8 bn. in 2013.

    The results mentioned above came from the Life Sciences Outlook 2015, an initiative of the strategy consulting firm The Decision Group, that was presented today at the second edition of the inspiring event Innovation for Health.

    Please read the entire press release in Dutch or in English here.

    Download the complete Dutch Life Sciences Outlook 2015 article (in English) here.

    For more information, visit www.lifesciencesoutlook.nl

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  • Addressing Transformations and Dilemmas in Brabant

    Prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam (managing partner) teaching about transformations at the Raphaeldialoog.

    On January 28 and 29, 2015, prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam and Henrik Verzijl, MSc. LL.M.  from The Decision Group attended the ‘Raphaeldialoog’. This platform for over 80 farmers, environmental organizations, the government, civilians and other actors in the sector, was created to discuss the future of the agrofood sector in the province of Brabant (Brabantse Agrofood 2020). The Dialoog was chaired by Jan Hendrik Ockels and Felix Rottenberg and other speakers were dr. Martin Scholten (University of Wageningen) and prof. dr. Pieter Winsemius  (former minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment).

    In the context of the sector’s future, The Decision group provided a lecture about transformation in general and specifically in the Agrofood sector, the inherent dilemmas and a method to address these dilemmas. Subsequently, the process of addressing the dilemmas in smaller groups was guided.

    Please feel free to click on the following links for more information:

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  • Patiënten profiteren van meer klinisch onderzoek in STZ ziekenhuizen

    Patiënten in STZ ziekenhuizen profiteren van de toename van het aantal klinische onderzoeken in STZ ziekenhuizen. In het vandaag verschenen rapport ‘Health Outlook 2014’ blijkt dat het aantal patiëntgebonden onderzoeken is gestegen. Ook het budget voor onderzoek is met 22 procent toegenomen. Een STZ ziekenhuis investeert gemiddeld bijna een miljoen euro per jaar aan onderzoek in 2013.

    De Health Outlook 2014 toont aan dat toegepast onderzoek steeds meer leeft binnen de topklinische STZ ziekenhuizen. Dat wordt zichtbaar door de gedreven experts, initiatiefrijke onderzoekers en de samenwerking met collega ziekenhuizen en universitaire medische centra.

    De Health Outlook 2014 is een analyse van de gegevens van 26 STZ ziekenhuizen op het gebied van onderzoek, innovatie en valorisatie. Het rapport is door de STZ samen met het strategische adviesbureau The Decision Group opgesteld.

    Lees hier het gehele persbericht.

    Download de Health Outlook 2014 of bezoek de site via www.healthoutlook.nl

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