Quality of Care

In the context of major changes in the healthcare system, research of the Quality of Care research program (QoC) aims to optimize quality of care for individuals and groups of patients, covering the complete life-cycle of people.

Program support: Danique Bos & Vanessa Feenstra
Contact: aph.qualityofcare@amsterdamumc.nl

We aim to optimize quality of care to make healthcare more patient-centered, sustainable, and available for everyone

Mission and goals

In the Quality of Care research program solid research is performed aiming to optimize quality of care for individuals and groups of patients, to make healthcare more patient-centered, sustainable, and available for everyone and taking ethical issues and legal aspects into account.

We do this by: (1) improving Quality of Care across disciplines (e.g. internal medicine, acute care, surgery, ophthalmology, midwifery, ear-nose and throat, palliative care, genetics; (2) improving management of care, via implementation, supporting communication and the utilization of remote (e-health and m-health) care, and multidisciplinary teams, and (3) monitoring (patient-specific) outcomes (e.g. quality of life, patient safety) and societal impact.

Program leaders

Research themes

The Quality of Care research programs roadmap 2020-2023 (see 'Downloads') comprises the following themes:

Research

The main goals of the ‘Research’ domain focus on internal collaboration and cohesion, and on the promotion of national and international visibility and consolidation. We strive to continuously enhance the connection/collaboration between QoC researchers, but also with researchers from other institutions. In addition, we aim to develop and execute joint research proposals. To gain more national and international visibility we aim to stimulate the organization of (international) conferences, and to increase scientific output by QoC researchers.

Society

The main goals of the ‘Society’ domain focus on connecting projects to societal themes, consolidate QoC as an active societal organization, and strive for (inter)national acknowledgement for being a societal relevant organization.

Implementation and valorization

The goals of the ‘Implementation and Valorization’ theme focus on developing and establishing QoC expertise. In addition, we aim to encourage and ensure private and public collaboration.

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Program council

The program leaders of the Quality of Care research program chair the QoC Program Council. This program council consist of a selection of senior researchers of the research program who meet at least bi-annually to implement or update the research program-specific strategy and to discuss anticipatory or reactive response to external events.

Program council members
Olga Damman Pauline Slottje
Carla van El Michele van Vugt
Mirjam Fransen Adriana Zekveld
Bert Molewijk

Junior council

The Quality of Care research program has installed a QoC Junior Council that provides program leaders with solicited and unsolicited advice and helps them with the organization of research program-specific activities or events.

Junior council members
Bo Schouten Maarten Debets

Research program members