Opinion pieces and blogs

Partner and supporter opinion pieces and blogs

Several partners and supporters of the VBHC Prize wrote opinion pieces and blogs about Value-Based Health Care and the VBHC Prize. Read all the interesting reflections and content about VBHC on this page!


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Dave van Dijk, Manager Global Product Management at VitalHealth Software

Arts als specialist en patiënt als expert

De relatie tussen zorgverlener en patiënt verandert. Nog niet zo lang geleden vertelde een arts wat goed was voor de patiënt en slikte de patiënt dit voor zoete koek. Met de komst van internet weet de patiënt steeds beter te vertellen welke behandelingen er allemaal mogelijk zijn om zijn aandoening te verhelpen. Daarnaast is de patiënt als geen ander expert op het gebied van eigen lijf en leden. Hij bezit specifieke ervaringsdeskundigheid die uniek is en betrekking heeft op zijn persoonlijke situatie, behandeling, ziekte en herstel. Read more









A step on the journey to value based care in cancer

A key pre-requisite to a value based approach to healthcare is the availability of relevant information to inform decision making and determine the value that is being realised. In cancer care, this has become more complex with the substantial growth in the number of new anti-cancer medicines, often for multiple indications and different combinations, sequences and other variations. These innovations offer significant potential to improve treatment for cancer patients, but they create challenges for clinicians to navigate this complexity. At the same time, ensuring access to these new innovations can also generate challenges of financial sustainability for healthcare systems. Read more






No more patients left at the gate

Value-Based healthcare (VBHC) is gaining momentum in Dutch healthcare. And it’s a good thing. No other model focuses on the added value of patient healthcare like VBHC. And that, after all, is our goal. The model ensures collaboration. And that is certainly needed in a complex healthcare system in which everyone is interconnected, directly or indirectly. Because no one can improve healthcare on his own. Read more