The jury evaluates the initiatives and objectively selects the outstanding and excellent initiative that deserves the recognition of VBHC Prize winner. Besides the VBHC Prize winner, the jury will select three initiatives which will receive the Excellence Awards. The jury will base their selection on measured patient outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and collaboration.

(Non-voting) Chairman

fred-van-eenennaam4-smalProf. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam

Affiliated to George Washington University, Erasmus University, St. Gallen University, The Decision Institute and MOC initiative. Member of the MOC Harvard Hall-of-Fame. Pioneer in Value-Based Health Care implementation in the Netherlands. 



Jury members


Prof. Robert S. Kaplan, PhD

Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School. He joined the HBS faculty in 1984 after spending 16 years on the faculty of the business school at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he served as Dean from 1977 to 1983. Kaplan received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University. He has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Stuttgart (1994), Lodz (2006), and Waterloo (2008).



Prof. Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD

Full Professor at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin and executive director of an institute being formed. She is a senior institute associate at Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, centers her work on high-value care delivery and implementation of value-based strategy in health care by providers, employers, health plans, pharmaceutical and device companies, patient advocacy organizations, and policy makers. Author of the book ‘Redefining Health Care’ (2006) together with Prof. M. Porter.


christina-akerman-small-jpgDr. Christina Åkerman, MD, PhD, MBA

President the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).  Former General Director of Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Sweden and member of the Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).



ProfFriedman_100x150Prof. Leonard H. Friedman, PhD, MPH

Professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership of George Washington University, Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a renowned Global expert on implementation and change in health cure and care.



Jens Deerberg 100x150Dr. Jens Deerberg-Wittram

Former president of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), former Chief Executive of Schön Klinik.




Dr. Federico Lega_100x150Prof. dr. Federico Lega

Associate Professor Policy Analysis and Public Management Bocconi University




Dr. Grant T. Savage_100x150Dr. Grant T. Savage

Co-Director, Healthcare Leadership Academy and professor of management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.




Previous jury members

Prof. Dr. Thomas Lee, MD

Chief Medical Officer at Press Ganey Associates. Former professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Co-author with Porter on “The Strategy That Will Fix Health Care”.



Prof Dr Amit Kapoor 100x150 Prof. Dr. Amit Kapoor

Honorary chairman of Indian Center of Competitiveness, the India Porter Prize 2012/2013. Member of the MOC Harvard Hall-of-Fame.




Thomas Feeley 100x150 Prof. Thomas W. Feeley, MD

Helen Shafer Fly Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Head of Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care & Head of Institute for Cancer Care Innovation at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.