Department IQ healthcare

About us Scientific center for quality of healtcare

IQ healthcare aims to help different parties in health care with their decisions and activities, related to quality and safety by performing scientific studies and evaluations.

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About us Scientific center for quality of healtcare

The department of IQ healthcare believes that quality and safety in healthcare can be improved by better revealing the value of healthcare for all those concerned, by leaving out care without benefit (de-implementation) and by a professional implementation and evaluation of care innovations and evidence-based interventions. 

IQ healthcare's scientific approach is fundamentally focused on value-driven healthcare for patients, care professionals, insurers and government, leading to a reduction in unnecessary costs and an improvement of the tenability of healthcare on a systematic level.

Value-driven healthcare is practised from several scientific perspectives (medical, economic, sociological, ethical etc.) and demands a multidisciplinary approach. Through this,
  1. Differences in (unnecessary) costs and quality of care will need to be better revealed
  2. Results of healthcare or outcomes of care will need to be systematically measured and analysed 
  3. Good practices and care innovations will need to be professionally implemented


Gert Westert PhD
+31 (0)24 361 53 05
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Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

This department is affliated with RIHS. The research at this institute aims to improve clinical practice and public health.

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Donders Institute for brain, cognition and behaviour

This department is affiliated with the Donders Institute. Their mission is to carry out world class research that advances our knowledge on how the nervous system develops and functions and how it is altered by disease, injury, genetic, and environmental factors like stress.

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Getting there

Entrance: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Route: 114

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Getting there

Visiting address

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Geert Grooteplein 27
6525 EZ Nijmegen


Enter building at: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Follow route 114