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Vacancy Quartermaster Health Data Infrastructure

The Health Data Infrastructure, an initiative of the Board (Smart Health Amsterdam) and 7 coalition partners, has a vacancy for a solid networker with good knowledge of the interface between health, data and AI.

Within the Amsterdam region, a consortium of 8 partners (Amsterdam Economic Board, Municipality of Amsterdam (with the action program Smart Health Amsterdam), Amsterdam UMC, NKI / AvL, OLVG, Philips, UvA and VU are working on the implementation of a health data infrastructure (GDI). Recently, work has been done on setting up a collaboration and a joint plan for implementation. This plan has now been prepared and requires the next step: a program manager/quartermaster to prepare the implementation phase.

We are working towards a scalable, connected, health data infrastructure – one that is financially self-sustainable. This GDI contributes to:

  • the ‘quadruple aim’: 1) improve patient experience, 2) increasing the quality of care, 3) reduction of costs, 4) improving the care provider’s experience;
  • strengthening medical (scientific) research, also retrospectively, using data science and artificial intelligence, ultimately leading to prevention; and
  • strengthening the economy by facilitating thriving biotechnology- and health-tech sectors, creating a level data playing field for start-ups and SMEs.

In addition to a significant positive impact on healthcare and health, a regional health data infrastructure adds economic value. For the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, the estimate is about 195 to 315 million euros per year.

Desired profile quartermaster

We are looking for a quartermaster who can continue and perpetuate the course that has been set. The implementation plan drawn up jointly by the partners serves as a guideline for further elaboration and implementation in the coming period.

As a quartermaster, you play an important role in the further development and positioning of the health data infrastructure in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. You supervise and optimize the existing collaboration between consortium parties. In doing so, you build sustainable relationships with (semi-)public and private parties in the field (from regional hospitals and academia to the Patient Federation and Health-RI).

You are aware of the latest developments in health data and AI in healthcare and the public domain. You have a vision for the future of health data infrastructure. You also have a clear picture of the advantages and disadvantages of this, including the bottlenecks and opportunities this offers.

As a quartermaster, you are responsible for achieving the planning and goals, which are established in consultation and in collaboration with the existing steering committee of consortium partners. As a quartermaster, you report directly to the steering committee.

Assignment for the quartermaster

As now foreseen, the task for the quartermaster can be divided into three main parts:

  • Guide the collaboration of the consortium partners towards a consortium agreement and the formalization of the governance of the program.
  • Set up the team that will start working on the implementation as of January 2022. That team consists of at least four people: a program manager and three project managers
  • Ensure – in collaboration with the steering committee – the availability of financing as per 2022. A first application for financing and a start-up investment have already been established. Support from subsidy advisors is also available and three financing routes have been explored. This is about boosting the process – based on your own insight into financing processes, and securing follow-up financing.

We are looking for you

We’re looking for a candidate who isn’t afraid to lead the pack. Someone who takes initiatives for renewal and innovation involving data and healthcare. We are looking for a connector who brings people and the collaborating partners together and inspires them. Someone who oversees the complexity, offers peace of mind in a changing environment and at the same time is very flexible and has the ability to switch quickly from content to process and vice versa.

The ideal candidate

  • Is an experienced professional with an academic level in work and thought who has at least 7 years of relevant experience as a quartermaster or program manager in ensuring collaboration between organisations.
  • Has work experience in or with 2nd and 3rd line healthcare institutions (required)
  • Is familiar with the social and professional discussions about health data, the use of AI in health and is aware of the sensitivities
  • Has experience with applying for financing for large projects
  • has proven experience in guiding, supporting and setting up teams in uncertain innovation trajectories
  • Has relevant experience in collaborating with municipalities, universities, research institutes and knowledge centers
  • Has experience with public-private partnerships and complex public-private partnership constructions (desired)
  • Is a results-oriented networker who is highly entrepreneurial and market-oriented
  • Has a can-do mentality and finds solutions
  • Is clear and transparent in communication
  • Is proactive and a great collaborator.

We offer

  • A challenging assignment with a corresponding salary. Work load during the week may vary depending on experience; we estimate 3 days as a minimum.
  • A major social impact: you contribute to the implementation of the basis for better care and prevention.
  • For the time being, we are thinking of a minimum lead time of six months for the assignment. An extension is possible.
  • Excellent opportunities to further expand your network.

Send your application by email to Gerty Holla, Lead Health (g.holla@amecboard.com). Please respond to this vacancy no later than 8 November. We will not consider applications received after this date.

For any questions, please contact Jan Boers, via j.boers@olvg.nl or Gerty Holla via g.holla@amecboard.com.

The interviews will take place on Friday 12 and Friday 19 November .

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