• The digital transformation which radically transformed many sectors, has only sparsely penetrated the Dutch healthcare system.
  • There is a clear need for a digital strategy for healthcare, which improves its management, and can make healthcare smarter, cheaper and more personal.
  • We plea for the establishment of the National Healthcare Platform: a publicly regulated infrastructure that enables both old and new, and both private and public parties, to collectively own our digital and mobile technology and health data.

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Jan van den Berg is a supervisory director at a number of companies, including Achmea and is an advisor to the Singapore Ministry of Health. Jan has more than twenty years of executive-level experience in the international insurance market. He has previously worked at Nationale Nederlanden, AXA and Prudential Financial, where he was CEO for Asia until 2017.

Gerard van Olphen has had a career with various financial institutions and insurance companies, was CEO of the insurance company Vivat and, until 1 March this year, chaired the Board of Directors at APG, the Netherlands’ largest pension provider.

Onno Schellekens is Chair of the Joep Lange Instituut. He also co-authored the book “Scaling up affordable health insurance” published by the World Bank and is the director of CarePay. CarePay offers millions of people in Africa a health benefit wallet on their mobile phones.

Margriet Schneider has been Chair of the Executive Board at UMC Utrecht since 1 November 2015, has chaired the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU) since 1 June 2020 and takes a particular interest in achieving innovative and future-proof care through multidisciplinary cooperation in care networks.

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