Our faculty

Dr. Jan Jaap Baalbergen, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

Jan Jaap Baalbergen has a historic background as innovation manager with Philips. Presently he is Manager Medical Technology at the Leiden University Medical center. His responsibilities include Medical Technology (devices, medical systems and IT), as well the implementation of a safety management system for medical devices, following the Dutch Convenant to safeguard patient safety, risk management and legislation. He also has teaching experience  on the legislation for medical devices, as well as the U\use, misuse and risk analysis of medical device. He is also coach of several post-master trainees in the area of  Clinical Informatics and Medical Engineering.

Dr. Carlos Sáez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Researcher at the Biomedical Data Science Lab (ITACA Institute) of the Universitat Politècnica de València. PhD in Healthcare and Wellbeing Technologies with ten years of experience in R&D in Biomedical Informatics, more than 30 research publications and participation in several European, National and private projects. His current research focuses on biomedical data quality assessment methods from the perspective of data variability, leading to several publications in top journals including JAMIA and SMMR, and one publication selected as best-of Health Information Systems publications in 2013 by the International Medical Informatics Association. He is part time Professor at the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research and Quality, currently lecturing courses of Statistics, Operations Research and Data Quality and Interoperability, including teaching in English. He is technological advisor and founding partner of the spin-off company VeraTech for Health.

Dr. Anne Marie Weggelaar MCM, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Anne Marie Weggelaar  is an organizational consultant and assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She began her career as a nurse, then studied Care and Policy at the University of Amsterdam and later earned a Master’s degree in Change Management, graduating with a thesis on improving primary care processes from a learning-to-change perspective.

In recent years Anne Marie has conducted research on how quality work is organized in the Netherlands and other European countries. The pertinent question was: what helps healthcare professionals and management to improve the quality of care? Besides that she has conducted research on innovations in healthcare, in which the automation of processes plays a role. She has a special interest in e-health and care portals, as in the period 2019-2013 she was a program manager at Zorgportaal Rijnmond, one of the first regional healthcare portals for primary, second and third-line health care organizations in the Netherlands.

Prof.mr.dr. Jan Smits, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Prof. dr. J.M. Smits LL.M. (Jan, 1953) started his law studies in 1972 at University of Tiburg. He took his degree in law in 1982. After having worked for three years as a assistant professor at the Legal Faculty of the University of Nijmegen, he joined Legal Informatics at the Utrecht University as a lecturer. Defended there his PhD in December 1990. September 1, 1992, he was appointed (half time) to the chair Law and Technology at the University of Technology in Eindhoven.

From September 2003 until December 2013 he was member of the Scientific Technical Council (WTR), which is an independent council, installed by the board of the SURF Foundation, SURF is the higher education and research partnership organisation for network services and information and communications technology (ICT). Served as a project member for a EUChinaWTO project to transfer know-how from the EU about the relationship of IPR and standards, responsible for the legal chapter. Since its inception Member of the Editorial Review Board: The International Journal of IT Standards & Standardization Research, JITSR. He is (also independent consultant) involved in teaching and studies concerning different aspects of privacy and e-identification issues from a legal point of view.

Prof.dr.ir. Uzay Kaymak, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Dr. Juan Miguel García-Gómez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Juan Miguel Garcia-Gomez (Male, PhD), Ph.D in Computer Scientists, 2009. He is Senior Lecturer at UPV (www.upv.es). As leader of the Biomedical Data Science Lab, he focuses his research in data-driven approaches to improving healthcare. He has been the advisor of 6 PhD theses about Clinical Decision Support Systems applied to Brain Tumours, Breast Cancer and Biomedical Data Quality assessment. In 2007, he was visiting researcher at ESAT-KU Leuven. In 2016, he was involved at Farr/IHI-UCL as visiting researcher. His research interests are mainly around Machine Learning techniques for developing Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS), the definition of Data Quality metrics for assessing Biomedical repositories and the design of medical applications based on Big Data technologies. He is author of more than 40 articles published on specialized journals (including JAMIA, Nucleic Acids Research, Plos One and Bioinformatics among others). His work An HL7-CDA wrapper for facilitating semantic interoperability to rule-based Clinical Decision Support Systems (doi:10.1016/j.cmpb.2012.10.003) was selected as best of medical informatics papers published in 2013, sub-field of Health Information Systems by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) for the IMIA Yearbook 2014. He has coordinated the Work Package about Pattern Recognition of the FP6 EU eTUMOUR project (LSHC-CT-2004- 503094), the predictive analysis of the HealthAgents Project (IST-2004-27214), and the work packadge about decicision support of the FP7 EU Help4Mood (FP7-ICT-2009-4; 248765). He is external referee in EC research projects.

Gerard Hensels, M&I/Partners, the Netherlands

Gerard Hensels has more than 15 years of experience in technology driven change in several markets including healthcare. For 9 years he acted as a CIO in a general hospital. He now works as an organizational consultant at M&I/Partners and helps healthcare provider organizations with the shaping and execution of their IT strategy. Gerard obtained his Master’s degree in Change Management at SiOO in the Netherlands. He has a particular interest in mechanisms that help healthcare organizations to effectively use technology in their transformation. Gerard looks at organizations as learning systems and implementations as complex processes involving a broad range of actors. In his approach he applies easy to use frameworks that support the execution of large technology drive changes and also help in creating and transferring crucial knowledge in that process.

prof. Vivian Vimarlund, PhD

Vivian Vimarlund is Professor in e-health and in Informatics at Linköping University (LiU) and Jönköping University, Business School (JIBS).. She has a wide experience on management and leadership. Academic leadership is practiced as academic leader of the informatics research group, Director of the Research Center (CENIT/IS) at Jönköping International School (JIBS), as a Member of the American Medical Informatics (AMIA) Mentorship programme, and as the scientific leader of a series of research projects with focus on implementation, business models and social innovations

 Vimarlund  is  also the  co-director of the master programme Software Engineering and Management at LiU, the coordinator of the national eHealth network and the, project leader for the Swedish research group participating in the Scandinavian project Nordic Health Indicators.

She is also the scientific leader of a series of EU-projects and national research collaborations that aims to develop and implement e-health innovations in health and social care.

Professor Vimarlund has since 1989 conducted research within the area of Health Informatics with special focus on issues such as: a) Methods and models to evaluate the impact of the implementation and use of IT-based innovations in healthcare. b) Business models for Public Information Systems and Electronic Markets c) E-health services implementation.