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Health & Well-being

A theme within the Digital Society, a research programme by all fourteen Dutch research universities, facilitated by the VSNU.


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How to let technology generate longer, healthier lives

Digital technology can help promote healthier lifestyles, create healthier environments, optimize detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease and well-being of patients, and advance the quality and efficiency of care, both at home and in institutions. Digital technology should be designed and delivered according to the needs of end users, aimed towards limiting inequalities in access to care. It should help manage the costs of care for populations of all ages. 

These and related societal challenges are addressed in programme line Health & Well-Being.

Experts within the Health & Well-Being Theme of the Digital Society

  • Andrea Evers (Leiden University)
  • Hermie Hermens (University of Twente)
  • Lisette Van Gemert-Pijnen (University of Twente)
  • Aarnout Brombacher (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • André Dekker (Maastricht University)
  • Edith Feskens (Wageningen University & Research)
  • Natasha Maurits (University of Groningen)
  • Heleen Riper (VU Amsterdam)
  • Margriet Sitskoorn (Tilburg University)

More information on Digital Society Health&Well-being


The VSNU Digital Society Research programme

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has brought together 30 leading professors from all fourteen universities to address the many pressing questions raised by the emergence of a digital society. 

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