PhD position in governance of medical technology –
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management

Jun 15, 2020

In the Netherlands, the National Health Care Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland) maintains the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care. This role involves the tasks of improving the quality of health care services, clarifying the contents of the standard health care benefit package and stimulating appropriate care. This research project aims to examine how this crucial institute is performing these tasks in light of the development of medical technology.

To answer these questions, you will first perform a critical interpretive synthesis of literature on the governance of medical technology with for example quality standards, health technology assessment and societal weighing. Second, you will explore the role of the National Health Care Institute with regard to the development and deployment of new medical technology through analyzing documents and doing expert-interviews on several cases, and by interviews with external stakeholders (patients, citizens, medical professionals, policymakers, health insurers, and politicians). Third, a multiple case-study of medical technology in the Medical Delta program will explore the need for new means of regulation. Fourth, you will apply in an action-research (fourth and final part) for governance of medical innovations at the National Health Care Institute.

You will be based at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. Your supervisor is Prof. Antoinette de Bont and Prof. Diana Delnoij. Your supervisor will give guidance about opportunities to present your work in scientific articles and at conferences, to take courses, to arrange a research visit abroad, and to liaise with policymakers.

Finally, you will teach in the education programmes at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (about 15% of your time).