Auspices & Partners

Partners VBHC Prize 2018


Value-Based Health Care Center Europe is the European platform for VBHC implementation. It is a platform where visitors and members can learn about the Value-Based Health Care concepts, share their own knowledge, best practices, and get inspired to start the discussion on true Patient Value.

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The Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands is the one of the most authoritative scientific University Medical Centers in Europe. Healthy population and excellent healthcare is where Erasmus MC stands for.

Since 2014


STZ Ziekenhuizen. Twenty eight large teaching hospitals in the Netherlands, providing highly specialized medical care, have joined together to form an association of tertiary medical teaching hospitals, known as STZ. STZ hospitals commit themselves to education and training, the advancement of high quality patient care, tertiary medical care and tertiary referral functions, applied scientific research and health care innovation.

Since 2014



Isala has been given several topclinical functions as a result of knowledge and skills of specialists who have obtained this themselves and who have passed it along to their colleagues. The topclinical functions, including cardiac- and neurosurgery and dialysis, Isala may be compared to academical hospitals.

Since 2016


Amgen strives to serve patients by transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health or even save lives. In everything Amgen does, it aims to fulfill the mission of serving patients. And every step of the way, Amgen is guided by the values that define them.

Since 2015




VitalHealth Software was founded in 2006 by Mayo Clinic and Noaber Foundation. The company was founded to develop game-changing cloud-based eHealth solutions with emphasis on solutions for people with chronic diseases such as Diabetes, COPD, CHF, Depression, Cancer and Alzheimer’s. VitalHealth aims to have a positive impact on the lives of millions of patients and continuously monitors the health care market to develop innovative solutions to support this ever-changing healthcare sector. Our worldwide expertise combined with local insights enable us to deliver optimized solutions for Population Health Management, but also support in regards to actual themes such as Value Based Health care.

Since 2016

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Zilveren Kruis is one of the largest health insurance companies in the Netherlands, with over 3,5 million members. 2.860 employees are helping their members with all the aspects of their healthcare, including payment of their medical bills and aiming for vitality. Zilveren Kruis values their connection and bond of trust with their members.

Since 2016





Samenwerkende Algemene Ziekenhuizen (SAZ) combines the strenth of about 40 general hospitals in the Netherlands. The 2,500 specialists and 35,000 employees the SAZ are responsible for over one third of the Dutch hospital care. About 85% of the hospital treatments can be performed by the SAZ general hospitals. SAZ believes in close care with a clear human dimension. The SAZ hospitals work together to provide the best possible and affordable care.

Since 2017


Martini-Klinik  proofs, that Michael Porter’s value based health care model works. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf has built an integrated practice unit – specialized in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Martini-Klinik continuously improved patient’s functional outcomes using patient reported outcome measures (PROM) since 1992 and became the World’s largest Prostate Cancer Center in terms of the number of radical prostatectomies per year. The success factors are specialization in one disease, a faculty system to retain the trained and experienced high volume surgeons in the clinic and a database to collect and analyze PROM and clinical data continuously.

Since 2017


Media partner

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Skipr helps decision-makers in healthcare determine their direction with 24 x 7, Skipr daily at 07.30 on workdays, Skipr weekly on Sunday, and nine times per year Skipr magazine. Additionally, Skipr organizes masterclasses, congresses, and events for decision-makers.

Since 2015

Zorgvisie is a media platform for health care and health care related topics. Zorgvisie provides in-depth knowledge on the most important topics in health care. Additionally, Zorgvisie organizes masterclasses, congresses, and events for decision-makers in health care.

Since 2015



Organizing partner


The Decision Group is a leading-edge strategic consulting firm with a focus on healthcare and life sciences. The Decision Group helps their clients to take better business decisions. The advice is pragmatic and involved – an ideal stepping stone to the top. As an innovative, high end strategy consulting firm The Decision Group has strong academic links with international renowned universities such as Harvard University and George Washington University and hospitals, among others Joslin Diabetes Center and Cleveland Clinic.

Since 2014

 Educational partner


The Decision Institute provides open, degree and in-house executive and change programs in and outside the Netherlands, such as the Clincial Management Workshops Series and Value-Based Health Care Masterclasses. The programs are the result of The Decision Institute’s academic background, initiatives and its extensive professional network. The network of The Decision Institute consists of among others professors of top universities Harvard Business School, George Washington University, St. Gallen University and renowned hospitals such as Cleveland Clinic and Joslin Diabetes Center.

Since 2014

Organizations involved in 2013-2018