The focus of health care is rapidly changing. The need for maximum gains with minimal input requires tailored health care strategies and an ever more explicit evaluation of health benefits for the patient, leading to a different role of the University Medical Centres.
The medical research profile Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care (IHQC) aims at providing a scientific basis for these changes. It stimulates the development of innovations that contribute to higher efficiency, better quality of care and increased patient-centeredness, without increasing costs. Examples of innovations include the application of various organizing principles, E-Health and more efficient application available data.