Health~Holland Visitors Programme 

28 - 30 September 2021 | Digital Edition

The Netherlands invites decision-makers in healthcare and well-being from around the globe

to increase their knowledge of the worldwide renowned Dutch health system and related solutions

and join a vibrant international dialogue on shared health challenges and smart solutions!


The Health~Holland Visitors Programme is a 3-day digital programme for decision-makers in international, national, regional and local healthcare. It aims to increases your knowledge of the worldwide renowned Dutch Health system and related smart solutions which increase quality, affordability and accessibility. The programme enables you to meet fellow professionals who share the same passion and face similar challenges in healthcare. Join the programme and compare policies and procedures, structures, solutions and opportunities for partnerships to foster improvement.

The Future of Health Care

Health systems around the world are struggling with ageing populations, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and the continuous search towards improved quality, access, and affordability. The coronavirus outbreak posed additional challenges to health systems and its stakeholders. Challenges for which smart solutions had to be designed, but also accelerated the implementation of already existing smart solutions. What we have learned about the future of health care in recent times? Which new or underexposed smart solutions have proven to be effective? What methods and approaches still needs to be improved or redesigned? What will stay? And what will go?
The Netherlands is renowned for its well-functioning health system and innovative approaches and solutions. This year’s Health~Holland Visitors Programme will focus on a virtual international exchange and dialogue of best practices and lessons learned from corona that will shape the future of health care. As a hosting country and innovation leader, The Netherlands will share their experiences and expertise. Decision-makers in health from around the world are invited to join this international dialogue and discuss smart solutions that benefit health systems and stakeholders during and after corona. 


About The Netherlands

The Netherlands is home to a vibrant, concentrated Life Science & Health cluster of more than 3.000 healthcare companies and research organisations, all within a 200 kilometre radius. The Netherlands is considered to be the most concentrated region in the world when it comes to creating economic and social value to healthcare. It all started in the 16th and 17th century, when the Dutch invented the microscope and pioneered in microbiology. Nowadays, the Netherlands faces challenges, but through innovation it is able to deal with increasing health care costs.

Did you know that the Netherlands is...

  • # Global Access to Healthcare Index of The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • # 2 Euro Health Consumer Index of the Health Consumer Powerhouse 
  • # Health Care System Performance Ranking of The Commonwealth Fund
  • # Global Innovation Index
  • # 4 Global Competitiveness Index of the WEF
  • # 4 Digital Economy & Society Index of the European Commission
  • # 6 World Happiness Report
  • # 7 IT Development Index of the United Nations ITU
  • Top 10 position in citations for research in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology.
  • Top 10 position in international patent applications
  • Front-runner in eHealth according to HIMMS
  • World's highest ICT penetration in hospitals and clinics
  • Leading in eMental Health according to OECD
  • 5% of Dutch start-ups focus on medical or health

About the organizer

Task Force Health Care (TFHC) has been representing the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector since 1996. The public-private, not-for-profit platform consist of partners from industry, knowledge institutes, NGOs, healthcare providers and the government, all active in the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector. These partners provide innovative and sustainable solutions to global (and local) healthcare challenges and are active all over the world. In the last decade we                                                                                                                                                                                                               visited and maintained relationships with more than 30 countries! Read more...