Netherlands, Rotterdam

Alive and KICking Rotterdam: Health services redesign to aging-related challenges

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 975

In response to the aging populations and the increased prevalence of multi-morbidity, health services transform from disease programs towards person-centred integrated care. All over Europe new service models have been developed for well-coordinated, pro-active, person-centred, multidisciplinary care for individuals with multiple chronic diseases. In Tennengau in Austria, for example, case managers visit elderly people at home to assess what they need and to coordinate the care between the multiple care providers they have. In addition, the hospital offers both discharge and rehabilitation services for elderly. A similar service is developed in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Yet, most innovations remain pilot projects. Therefore, we need knowledge on how we can scale up innovative projects in Europe. We need a better understanding how an innovation that proved to be effective can be at value in different local settings. In this unique program, we address service innovation in the aging society in two different countries: Austria and the Netherlands. You will meet the stakeholders involved in health service innovation in both countries. We compare both the need and the impact of health service innovation in this two-week program. We ask you to present your findings in two different value propositions: one for the mountain village of Innsbruck and one for the vibrant, global city of Rotterdam.

Course leader

prof.dr. Lucas Meijs and dr. Lonneke Roza

Target group

Bachelor students interested in health economics and management

Course aim

After completing the course, the students is expected to be able

1. At a knowledge level to:

• Identify, analyse and explain specific aging related challenges and innovations for citizens in their domestic living environments.

• Explain the pros and cons the use of technologies to solve healthcare related challenges in an elderly population.

• Be critical to transfer of innovative solutions.

2. At a skills level to:

• Analyse and discuss aging related challenges and innovations for citizens in their domestic living environments

• Master group work, to facilitate the transfer of health services from country to country based upon evidence and a well developed value-proposition

3. At a competence level to:

• Demonstrate control of analytical tools for understanding aging related challenges for citizens

• Overview the organizational and economic viability of innovative solutions.

• Plan and develop a value proposition for innovative ideas.

• Be a valuable collaborator by being aware of the different competences that are brought into an interdisciplinary setting.

Credits info

5 EC


Fee info

EUR 975: Course + course materials