The healthcare sector faces enormous challenges, such as the ageing population, more demanding patients, personalised care and the affordability of the latter. Erwin Hans, professor of Operations Management in Healthcare, travels all over the world to explain that the logistics in the healthcare sector can be improved and made more efficient.
Researcher Cherelle van Stenus has set out to find out how satisfied women are with obstetric and neonatal healthcare in Overijssel. Today, on the day of her PhD defense, she has the answer: ‘The clients are very happy with the care they receive.’
'I felt awful after my first assignment as a student of Industrial Design. I thought I was learning only how to make people buy what they don´t need. That is not true, though. You can use design to help others, and so I decided to design for healthcare,' says Ingeborg Griffioen, who held a lecture today at the DesignLab.
UT Nieuws belt elke week met een UT-student over de grens. Ruud Jacobs (26), masterstudent healthcare technology and management, is voor een semester exchange student in Taiwan. Hij volgt daar vakken aan de National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu.
Participatory society. It’s one of those new buzz words to indicate that people are increasingly responsible for their own well-being, instead of the government. However, Judith Bakker knows that the ‘do-it-yourself society’ is not as new as it is presented. Citizens have always been active in many fields, such as in neighbourhoods. ‘People do an awful lot for others.’
Patients with chronic diseases see general practitioners, neurologists, physiotherapists, and the list continues. It would make sense for these experts to align their treatments to benefit the patient most. But Vincent The knows that reality can be different. His PhD focuses on information quality and decision-making in healthcare. In fact, motivating himself and others to be better is a common theme in his life.