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Dirk Jan van der Pol

Patient en Consultant Healthcare, Ordina


09:00 - 09:45 hours
Innovating with patients included

I am an ICT consultant with over 18 years’ experience in different markets like industry and Healthcare. In 2003 I was diagnosed with cancer. This disease and the powerlessness in particular have been the start of my personal mission. I want to make people aware and self-reliant about their health and care. Empower people and give them control of their positive health. From technology point of view this mission is translated in the question: ‘How can we create added value from the huge amount of health(care) data?’


Patient centred innovations
Nowadays it is generally accepted that health care innovations should be meaningful and valuable to the individual patient. Health care policies and grants therefore increasingly include patient participation as a requirement. Involving patients not only improves the quality of care and the alignment with patients’ needs, it also gives patients a feeling of control. In practice, including the wishes and perspectives of patients within innovations has however not been easy. Patients are often not aware of the possibilities to use their experiential knowledge. Besides, health care professionals and policy makers often miss the expertise on how to use this experiential knowledge and create valuable participation. Would you like to improve the quality of care by using patients’ knowledge and expertise? Become inspired by the story of Dirk Jan van der Pol who combined his own ICT-expertise and his experiences as a cancer patient to be responsive to patients’ needs. And receive hands-on tools that amongst others Violet Petit-Steeghs of Athena Institute (VU) developed in collaboration with Erasmus MC to empower professionals to involve patients.

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Erik van de Berg

René Bernards
Qameleon Therapeutics & NKI

Annelien Bredenoord
UMC Utrecht

Carine van den Brink
AXON Lawyers

Danielle Curfs
Chemelot InSciTe
Jenny Dankelman
TU Delft
Diederik Dippel
Erasmus MC

Cornelia van Duijn
Erasmus MC

Lude Franke
Thibault Helleputte
Mark van Houdenhoven
St. Maartenskliniek
Henk Joos
Flanders Bio
Peter de Keizer
UMC Utrecht
Tim Knotnerus
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Angus Livingstone
Oncode Institute
Travis McCready
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Mirjam Mol
Pivot Park

Barend Mons
Timothy Noël
Eindhoven University of Technology
Jacquelien Noordhoek
Dutch CF Foundation
Violet Petit-Steeghs
Athena Institute
Thomas Plochg

Gerard van Oortmerssen
Patientenplatform Sancomen

Anne Portwich
Elisabeth van Rossum
Erasmus MC
André van de Sande
Marlies Schijven
Hans Schikan
Topsector LSH
Hanneke Schuitemaker
Janssen Vaccines
Frits Schut
V.O. Patents & Trademarks
Marieke Schuurmans
UMC Utrecht
Jacob Seidell
Agaath Sluijter
Medical Delta
Thijs Spigt
Erasmus MC
Marianne van der Steen
Maastricht University
Maarten Steinbuch
Eindhoven University of Technology
Onno van de Stolpe
Werner Verbiest
Janssen Diagnostics
Martine de Vries

Edward van Wezel
BioGeneration Ventures

Jan van de Winkel

Loek Winter
DC Klinieken

Hanneke Heeres
Caroline Duterloo
Medical Delta
Paul Korte
Aart Jan van der Lelij
Erasmus MC
Werner Brouwer
Erasmus University
Arnout van Diermen
Novo Nordisk

Ton van der Steen
Erasmus MC & Medical Delta

Sven de Langen
Gemeente Rotterdam
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