Speaker Biography
Patrick Jeurissen, PhD
Chief Strategy and Knowledge Management Group
Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports, (The Netherlands); Head of Celsus Academy of Sustainable Healthcare,
Raboud University Medical Center Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Patrick Jeurissen is currently coordinator of the strategy and knowledge management group at the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Before that he worked as a senior strategic analyst at the Dutch Council for Public Health and Health Care as well as being a controller in a large university clinic. He studied Public Administration and his Ph.D thesis contains a historic an comparative analysis on for-profit hospitals across different Western Countries. His major interests are: strategic policies health care systems, health care finance and cost-containment policies, entrepreneurship and ownership among health care providers and payers, solidarity in health care systems, and comparative health care research.