Projekt rozvoja kvality zdravotníckej starostlivosti v SR
Health Care Quality Development Programme in SR







Last updated: 18.08.2005.

Alphabetical listing, by last name:

bulletMaarten Boon
bulletDailhausen, Johannes
bulletHeydelberg, Erik
bulletKlazinga, Niek
bulletKoot, Jaap
bulletKoonig, Johannes
bulletLenartova, Lucia
bulletRusnak, Martin
bulletRusnakova, Viera

Boon, Maarten

Director of Strategy and Innovation, Agis Zorgverzekering (Agis Health Insurance Company)

After finishing his study as master of Psychology in 1978 at the University of Utrecht, Maarten Boon worked for five years as a teaching professor at The Hague Catholic Faculty of Education. He lectured psychology, organizational sciences and HRM. In 1984 and 1985 he worked as a consultant for the Amsterdam Social Health Insurance Company ZAO. From 1986 to 1990 he was senior policy maker for the city Counsel of Amsterdam. He was involved in health policy (aids and senior policy), in drugs policy and youth policy. In 1990 he returned to ZAO as account manager and care purchaser. Later he became head of the office and division manager Care. After the merge of ZAO into Agis Zorgverzekeringen, he became director Strategy and Innovation. He is also responsible for the international activities of Agis. Besides his professional career Maarten was board member and chairman in a lot of not for profit social organisations in Amsterdam. At this moment he is in the board of AMOC, a consultancy organisation for foreign drugs users in Amsterdam and member of the advisory board of Pharos, a refugee organisation in Utrecht.

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Dailhausen, Johannes


General Practitioner
Newcastle, UK
Mail Stop Number
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Heydelberg, Erik


General director of the Landelijke Forensisch Psychiatrische Dienst and of the Pieter Baan Centrum in Utrecht

As per the 1st of July, Erik Heijdelberg has been appointed president of the board of supervisors / general director of the Landelijke Forensisch Psychiatrische Dienst and of the Pieter Baan Centrum in Utrecht. A new knowledge based organisation for indication and care in forensic psychiatry in The Netherlands will be formed. Therefore Erik Heijdelberg is not available anymore for any consultancy's.

Erik Heijdelberg is a consultant and policy advisor with over 15 years experience in social policy and health systems in both transition and developing countries and in the Netherlands. His focus is 'strategies for innovation from the perspective of the consumer/patient'.

His foremost strength and interest is in being a change agent in building health services from the needs of the population. He is a committed process facilitator focussed on results that 'one can grasp' at the level of the community and the health worker. Especially in such complicated processes as health reforms and health reconstruction after war. In participatory evaluation Erik Heijdelberg sees opportunities to mend the rifts that often exist between providers, beneficiaries and policy makers. Problem driven mutual learning and monitoring of follow up between different stakeholders can be powerful instruments of change. Erik Heijdelberg has a special interest in development and comparison of national social policy, health and social reforms, relations between NGO's and (local) government and development of civil society. A key interest developed in new opportunities for participation and ownership such as co-operatives, public/private associations and consumer-run services.

Erik Heijdelberg studied social sciences (MA 1980) and philosophy in Amsterdam and has a MSc from University of Bristol in International Policy and Comparative Development (1998). Focus in these studies was on organisation and management of social services and the role of civil society groups.

He was responsible for long-term technical support in primary health care programmes in Zambia, Jamaica, Yemen, Peru and Malawi. In addition he took part in more than fifty formulation, evaluation and support missions in public health and community development in over twenty countries. He is currently involved in projects on quality assurance in Slovakia, home care in Serbia and other Eastern European countries, reconstruction of health services in Afghanistan, psycho social care in Uganda and Sudan, and evaluation of community care in Africa.

In the Netherlands Erik Heijdelberg used to be a senior advisor to (local) authorities, service providers and consumer organisations. He was involved in programmes on community care, mental health and residential care for the elderly. He has taught professional courses at the University of Amsterdam, the polytechnics of Leiden and Amsterdam and in a number of courses for Afghan, East European and African health workers. He was member of the board of supervisors of a psychiatric hospital and member of the board of Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development. Erik Heijdelberg loves traditional stone mountain houses as well as mountain trekking.

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Klazinga, Niek



Professor of Social Medicine
Dpt. of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center Univ.of Amsterdam
+31 (20) 566 4707

Prof. Niek Klazinga, MD, PhD, Academic Medical Centre/University of Amsterdam, is since 1999 professor of social medicine at the University of Amsterdam and chair of the department of social medicine at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC/UvA). He holds an MD degree from the State University of Groningen (1984) and a PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (1996; thesis on quality management of medical specialist care in The Netherlands). Between 1985 and 1999 Niek Klazinga worked at the Dutch Institute for Quality Improvement in Health Care (CBO) as (chief) scientific officer. During this period he was actively involved in quality assurance activities in hospitals and between 1989 and 1995 he was project leader of two EU funded international projects on quality assurance in European hospitals (COMAC, BIOMED I). Between 1994 and 1999 he was also a part-time associated professor at the department of Health Policy and Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (iBMG/EUR). Since then he is also programme director of the master programme on Health Services Research of NIHES (Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences). He participated as a partner in the EU project on external quality assurance strategies (ExPert) and on the quality of practice guidelines (AGREE). Niek Klazinga published widely in peer-reviewed journals on quality of care and has over the past 15 years given hundreds of lectures on quality in health care. His present research activities concentrate on public health and health services research, more specifically on the development and use of quality indicators and quality systems in health care systems. Present committee activities include the chairmanship of the committee on quality of Health Services Research and the committee on Effective Implementation of ZON/mw (Dutch Council on Research and Development) and membership of expert committees of the NIAZ (Dutch Accreditation Institute) and HKZ (Dutch Certification Institute in health Care). Niek Klazinga represents at present the Dutch government in the OECD project on quality indicators and serves as technical advisor towards WHO/EURO in a project on the development of a Hospital Performance Indicator Framework.

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Koot, Jaap

Director, Interaction in Health
Huddestraat 3-5 1018 HB Amsterdam
Phone +31 (0)20 - 626 42 98

Dr. Jaap Koot, MD MBA Interaction in Health, is a medical doctor specialized in public health and management. He has many years of experience in project management, in several projects of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As consultant he is involved in health sector reforms projects in several countries. He is specialist in quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes. In the Netherlands he was involved in quality assurance for municipal health services. In Eastern Europe, he has co-ordinated the Matra projects improvement of patients’ rights in Slovakia and revision of regulations OS&H in Bulgaria. He has done three formulations for Senter: a project on health protection in Estonia, a project on disease control in Estonia and a project on health promotion in Hungary.
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Koonig, Johann



Researcher, Dpt. of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center Univ.of Amsterdam
+31 (20) 566 4707

Johan de Koning, MPH, PhD, Academic Medical Centre/University of Amsterdam, is a quality of care researcher, with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in related field and a Master degree in public health. Next to his 5 years experiences as a quality of care researcher, studying the quality of care in cardiovascular disease prevention by general practitioners in the Netherlands, he worked for many years in Southern Africa (Transkei, Malawi, Kenia and Somalia), Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Commonwealth Carribean. He has extensive experiences in health project management and development. Recently, he worked as a senior advisor for the Dutch Institute of Healthcare Improvement CBO, involved in guideline development and medical audit.

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Lenartova, Lucia


Doctorate in Public Health from School of Public Health, Trnava University, Slovak Republic
T: +421 (903) 349981

Researcher, International Neurotrauma Research Organization
Mölkergasse 4/3, A-1080 Vienna, Austria
T:+43 1 409 0363

Lucia Lenartova, Mag., is a public health specialist by profession and she is currently involved in PhD postgraduate study in Trnava University, researching quality indicators and evidence of good medical practice in trauma care. She performs research in specialised hospitals in Bratislava. She teaches at Trnava University. She has experience in performing monitoring and evaluation activities. During her short professional career and during her studies she demonstrated excellent administrative and communication skills both in Slovak as well as English languages
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Rusnak, Martin


Associated Professor of Public Health at School of Public Health, Trnava University, Slovak Republic
T: +421 903 708 334

Executive Director, International Neurotrauma Research Organization
Mölkergasse 4/3, A-1080 Vienna, Austria
T:+43 699 107 20609
Martin Rusnak, M.D. CSc., Trnava University, is a medical doctor experienced in public health, health systems research, health and medical informatics, statistics, modelling, project management, computer applications, hospital and national information systems. He has been involved in projects on severe brain trauma management in 8 countries of the EU, 2 US AID projects in Slovakia, Open Society Institute in U.S., Regional Projects in Central and Eastern Europe and Newly Independent States, Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities. He has also done consultancies for the WHO in Geneva and HEDEC, Finland. He is principal researcher in multinational and multicentric EU 5th Framework Program as well as in several smaller scale studies and projects in Austria. He is Executive Director of International Neurotrauma Research Organization (Int. Gesellschaft fur Erforschung von Hirntraumata), non-governmental research organization in Austria, with activities all over Europe.
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Rusnakova, Viera


Associated Professor, Slovak Medical University
+421 (2) 52921 618

Viera Rusnakova, MD, PhD, MBA is an expert in quality assurance and hospital accreditation systems as well as in hospital information systems and health care statistics. She works as executive director of the Health Management School in Bratislava as well as she teaches at the Trnava University, School of Public Health and Social Work. She has a wide knowledge of human resources development in health services. She also has experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation. She was involved in a number of international projects, where she utilised her experiences from hospital management as well as information technologies and systems. She is experienced researcher in issues of quality of care and evidence based medicine, with publication track locally and internationally.
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