VBHC Dragon’s Grant & Endorsement: Real Game Changers in Patient Value Creation on the Way to Becoming Future VBHC Prize Winners


The Value-Based Dragon’s Grant & Endorsement 2018 was developed in the interest of bringing together highly experienced early adopters of the Value-Based Health Care concept and pioneering early stage initiatives. The goal is to endorse the VBHC rough diamonds that need some shaping and grant the VBHC growth diamonds that need to scale-up in order to accelerate their VBHC intitiative. These nominees are the VBHC Prize winners of the future.


Value-Based Health Care Center Europe congratules all initiatives with their nomination and the winners of the Dragon’s Grant & Endorsement awards in particular.

Winner Dragon’s Grant:

Netherlands Cancer Institute: Saving Women with Premalignant Breast Disease


Winners Dragon’s Endorsement:

PharmAccess Group and Joep Lange Institute: Mobile Primary Care in Remote Areas


Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland: NightWatch Makes Detection of Nocturnal Epileptic Seizures Possible



An impression of the Event

Fully concentrated Den/jury choosing the winner of the Dragon’s Grant:


The Dragon’s Den, Grant & Endorsement Nominees & Non-voting Chairman prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam


Dens/jury members Daan Rooijmans and Griffin Myers provide feedback to Isala’s initiative on VBHC in Pregnancy and Childbirth


Semi-Final between Cardiologie Centra Nederland and Isala


VBHC Community at work: Value-Based Health Care Center Europe is delighted to see that the international VBHC community helps to scale up pioneering VBHC initiatives.





Dragon’s Grant category


Cardiologie Centra Nederland – Hartwacht: Mobile Health Program to Monitor Heart Diseases. Enable heart patients to have better control over decisions and actions affecting their health by monitoring heart diseases ultimately resulting in better quality of life.

Isala logo 2013


Isala Klinieken – VBHC in Pregnancy and Childbirth: move towards prediction and joint decision making on several treatment pathways. Engage in unfulfilled child wish to create patient value and improve the quality of live on the full cycle of care.



PharmAccess Group and Joep Lange Institute – Mobile Primary Care in Remote Areas. A mobile platform in Kenya to create transparancy on costs and outcomes that matter most to patients in remote areas.


Netherland Cancer Institute – Saving Women with Premalignant Breast Disease: paradigm shift to label less women as cancer patients. Labelling fewer women as cancer patients, reducing associated medicine use and preventing unnecessary surgeries results in a higher quality of life.

Dragon’s Endorsement Category

Isala logo 2013

Isala Klinieken – VBHC in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Decrease neonatal morbidity and mortality, improve Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) and reducing health care costs.


Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland – NightWatch Makes Detection of Nocturnal Epileptic Seizures Possible. A seizure detection system, which sets off an alarm for all nocturnal life-threatening seizures or seizures requiring immediate care, providing relief of care at night.


Catharina Ziekenhuis – Algorithm for Facial Reconstruction. A dynamic and self-learning algorithm for the reconstruction of facial defects. The algorithm measures patient satisfaction and is directly updated with the emergence of new evidence striving for excellent patient value.


Dragon's Den