Organisational structure

Management

Management consists of the Daily Board (DB) and the Managementteam (MT). Responsibility for ESHPM lies with the vice-dean. He is assisted by the other members of the DB and research group leaders in the MT.

The Daily Board consists of:

  • Vice-dean: prof. W.B.F. (Werner) Brouwer, PhD
  • Director of education: M. (Marco) Varkevisser, PhD
  • Director of research: A. (Antoinette) de Bont, PhD

Organisation chart

Research groups

Characteristic of ESHPM is the multidisciplinarity. Scientists from various disciplines (such as health economics, health law, organisational sciences, public administration and medical sociology) cooperate in the health care domain. The academic staff is divided into seven sections headed by a professor / research group leader:

The research group leader is responsible for the policy within the research group and maintains a close relationship with the DB ESHPM. Every month there is a meeting of the MT with the research group leaders where important issues are discussed in the fields of education, research and operations that affect all sections.

Operating companies

Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management has a participating interest in three private limited companies: iMTA BV, Erasmus Centre for Health Care Management BV and Academie MS BV. All three fall under the EUR holding company. A short description of each company is provided below:

Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA)

The research pertaining to medical technology assessment is largely conducted by the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA). This route has been chosen so that the organisation can act more decisively with respect to external commissioning parties. Most employees who work for iMTA were appointed to ESHPM and are ‘loaned’ to iMTA. iMTA has approximately 30 employees.

iMTA is headed by Prof. Carin Uyl-de Groot, PhD (Director). For more information, see the iMTA website.

Erasmus Centre for Health Care Management

Contributing to the quality of management and administration in health care is the aim of the Erasmus Centre for Health Care Management. To this end, Erasmus Centre for Health Care Management offers well funded and up-to-date post-academic degree programmes for leaders in the health care sector. These programmes provide managers and administrators with a platform for exchanging knowledge and experience, a free zone in which to think about the future of health care and developments in management and a place to reflect on the daily practice and to work on an effective and authentic working style. The degree programmes are supported by scientific research.

Erasmus Centre for Health Care Management is headed by Prof. Pauline Meurs, PhD (Director). For more information, see the Erasmus Centre for Health Care Management site.

Academy for Medical Specialists (Academie MS)

On 15 September 2008, the Association of Medical Specialists, VvAA (an insurance and service organisation for medics and paramedics) and Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) jointly established the Academy for Medical Specialists. The Academy for Medical Specialists offers interdisciplinary courses for medical specialists, other members of medical staff and trainee research assistants through open enrolment or at the request of hospitals, mental health care institutions, partnerships or scientific associations.

The Academy for Medical Specialists is headed by Pieter Wijnsma and Josephine Colijn. For more information about the Academy for Medical Specialists, see their website.

EUR and Erasmus MC

Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) has an exceptional administrative position. It is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Erasmus University Rotterdam. It has a strong bond with Erasmus MC. ESHPM also works together with various faculties of Erasmus University. Vice-Dean Werner Brouwer also participates in the consultation meetings attended by the Executive Board and the deans of EUR.

ESHPM is located on the campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam in Building J. Within the EUR community, ESHPM functions as if it were a faculty.

Young ESHPM (yESHPM)

yESHPM consists of all junior researchers (PhD students) from the various sections within ESHPM. The goal of yESHPM is to improve the relationships between juniors within ESHPM by organising activities like monthly lunches and short courses according to the needs of the juniors. In addition, yESHPM also serves as a sounding board in which juniors can raise issues. The yESHPM board discusses these issues with the MT. Juniors can also go to the confidential advisor with problems or complaints. Another yESHPM task is to provide guidance to new juniors. As soon as a junior is employed, a yESHPM board member contacts him or her to introduce yESHPM and tell more about the ins and outs of ESHPM.