Auspices & Partners 2019

Partners VBHC Prize 2019


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-six 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

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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


For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, MSD continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world – including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola.

Since 2018


Pearlcard offers endless possibilities within a wide selection of services including Lifestyle, Travel, Concierge, Healthcare, Trusted Advisors and Events. The people behind Pearlcard are driven, dedicated and fast in providing and managing the range of possibilities. Pearlcard offers access to new experiences, solutions and ideas.

Since 2019

The Haga Teaching Hospital in The Hague with Juliana Children’s Hospital is since 2013 part of the Reinier Haga Group. A merger between Haga Teaching Hospital (city of The Hague), Reinier de Graaf (city of Delft) and LangeLand Hospital (city of Zoetermeer). We have selected with our medical staff several themes in patientgroups which includes cardiovascular care and oncology. We opt for an integrated approach. This includes both patient-driven outcomes and diagnosis of specific processes, care paths, efficiency, innovation cycles and in the nearby future cost analyzes.

Since 2018


Founded in 1992, the Dutch Patients Federation is a national membership organisation that brings together more than 170 patient organisations. The aim of the Patient Federation is to strengthen the position of patients and consumers of health care by promoting their common interests towards influential parties in the field of health care: government, policy makers in national, regional and local institutions, organizations of professionals that offer their help e.g. organizations for home care, hospitals; and organizations of (health) assurance companies. The Patients Federation supports patients both individually and generally in the healthcare system, inter alia by providing information that helps them to make choices in healthcare.

Since 2018


Samenwerkende Algemene Ziekenhuizen (SAZ) we join the forces of 28 regional hospitals. We are interwoven with- and anchored in the region. We know the residents, the local customs and social structures, the general practitioners and other regional care providers: that is our strength! The mission of the SAZ is to work together on high-quality, integrated and affordable care that contributes to the quality of life of residents in the region.

Since 2017

Media partners


The leadership community engages in cross-collaboration and promotes management, leadership, winning practices in healthcare. With the active engagement from thought leaders and almost 100 well-respected national and international associations and congresses, HealthManagement provides comprehensive information related to Executive Management, Imaging, Healthcare IT & Cardiology.

Since 2018


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