Fruitful collaboration between SHE and CAPHRI results in another project on cost-conscious care

A ZonMw grant has been awarded to the project "Learning platform for guideline development: future-proof and sustainable". This 4 years project aims to develop a learning platform that can support and further standardize clinical guideline (developments) in different (para)medical fields, while also including cost-conscious care. The project is a joint effort of the Maastricht School of Health Professions Education (SHE) and the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), research line Creating Value-Based Health Care and the Academic Center of Epileptology Kempenhaeghe Maastricht UMC; in close collaboration with the Knowledge Institute of the Dutch Association of Medical Specialists (KIMS).

Fruitful collaboration between SHE and CAPHRI

The grant application does not stand on its one. Researchers from SHE and CAPHRI (core team Aggie Paulus, Daniëlle Verstegen, Ghislaine van Mastrigt, Inge van der Putten, Marian Majoie, Silvia Evers, and many others) have been working together for several years resulting in national and European grants (ERASMUS+), building up a national and international consortium, and an extensive line of research.

In monthly meetings these experts discuss how to reach Cost-Conscious Healthcare (CoCoCare) by training and teaching health care professionals and other stakeholders. More information on this collaboration, can be found here.

High-Value, Cost-Conscious Healthcare explained in a video


About the ZonMw project "Learning platform for guideline development"

Clinical guidelines are an important steering instrument with regard to the content of care and are intended to support the decision-making process between patient and healthcare professionals in the consultation room. Despite the major effect these guidelines have on the behavior of healthcare professionals, we rarely see their development, application and implementation addressed in (para)medical training programs or education. There are also differences in the way in which clinical guidelines are established between the various guidelines-developing organizations and (para)medical professionals. The aim of the project is to develop a learning platform that can support and further standardize these guideline developments. The project is also aiming at involving all different types of healthcare professionals more closely in the development of guidelines. This increases the efficiency of guideline development and contributes to the awareness and support for guidelines. As result it is expected that adherence to clinical guidelines will increase.

The CoCoCare Team

CoCoCare team 3

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