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.

Co-Creating the Transformation of Health Care

The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated a need to transform both the organization and delivery of health care on a global level. Of course, it also revealed the ingenuity and resilience of health care workers and business leaders, who met 2020's global health care challenges head-on with new, sustainable solutions.

From improving organization efficiency and fast-tracking new digital treatment avenues to increasing accessibility to care worldwide, there are countless initiatives that need to be addressed if we are to build solid foundation for the future.  Of course, to accomplish such sweeping changes on a global scale will require collaboration and the free exchange of ideas.

That’s why the 2021 edition of the World of Health Care will unite Dutch and International Life Science and Health stakeholders in an effort to “future-proof” our approach to health and care. Together, we can co-create the transformation of health care.  
That’s why the 2021 edition of the Health~Holland Visitors Programme will unite Dutch and International Life Science and Health stakeholders in an effort to “future-proof” our approach to health and care. As a hosting country and innovation leader, The Netherlands will share their experiences and expertise and invite decision-makers in health from around the world to join an international dialogue. Together, we can co-create the transformation of health care. 

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.

Quick Guide to Dutch Healthcare...


Most countries in Europe and elsewhere have the same objectives when it comes to their healthcare systems: the care provided must be of a high quality, available to all, and affordable in the long term. Yet there are also major differences in the organization of the healthcare systems

through which countries attempt to achieve these objectives. 


This ranges from nationalized healthcare systems (paid for through income tax payments; also known as the ‘Beveridge Model’) and social insurance systems (paid jointly by employers and employees through payroll deduction; also known as the ‘Bismarck Model’) to systems based on ‘regulated’ or ‘managed’ competition (known as the ‘Enthoven Model’). How is the Dutch healthcare system organized? What makes the Dutch healthcare system unique? This is a question asked by people from other countries about the Dutch system, along with people who temporarily move to the Netherlands for work, researchers studying the Dutch system, and policymakers looking for inspiration from this system. This Quick Guide to Dutch Healthcare – in which we use ten visuals to outline how the Dutch system works – is intended for this audience... read here.

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...