The research can be categorized into four phases that naturally correspond to the lifecycle of (empirical) research:

  1. Define
    We continue to work on the development of core outcome sets, risk factors and predictors, in multiple areas in healthcare, construct patient-reported outcomes and study improved study designs;
  2. Collect
    Research is required on the development, adaptation and evaluation of linkage, interoperability and automation methods;
  3. Model and interpret
    We perform research on quantitative genomics, disease and system modeling, predictive (diagnostic and prognostic) models, meta-analysis and causal inference;
  4. Deliver
    We study audit & feedback mechanisms, computerized decision support systems (CDSSs), the understanding of communication with the patient and how shared decision-making can be facilitated.

Program directors: Hans Berkhof & Ameen Abu-Hanna