prof.dr.ir. H. Koffijberg (Erik)

Full Professor

About Me

Prof.Dr. H. (Erik) Koffijberg has an MSc in Technical Computer Science from Delft University and a PhD in Decision-Analytic Modelling from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is full professor Technology Assessment of Digital Health Innovations and chair of the section Health Technology & Services Research of the faculty Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

Erik has over 18 years of experience in (early) health technology assessment (HTA) applied to the evaluation of new diagnostic tests, imaging techniques, prediction models, artificial intelligence and medical devices. He has published on, among others, applied analyses focused on cost-effectiveness and budget impact of innovations in cardiology, oncology and neurology. He also developed new simulation techniques to estimate the long-term effects of (preventive) innovations and new selection approaches to improve efficiency of preventive strategies.

Erik teaches MSc and postgraduate external courses on HTA, Health Economic Modeling, Discrete Event Simulation in Healthcare, and Metamodeling. He also coordinates the Healthcare Technology & Management (HCTM) track of the master program Industrial Engineering & Management. He is PI in multiple large (international) research consortia focusing on the optimal use biomarkers, imaging technologies, and AI, for screening or early disease detection. With his research Erik supports the optimal use and implementation of diagnostic innovations in healthcare.

Erik has been a member of several ZonMw committees and of the board of the Dutch Health Economics Association. Currently he is member of the scientific advisory board of the National Healthcare Institute (ZIN).

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Medicine & Life Sciences
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs And Cost Analysis
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Social Sciences
Health Economics

Ancillary Activities

  • Zorginstituut Nederland
    Lid wetenschappelijke adviesraad
  • Stichting Health Impact Assessment
    Board member of the “Stichting Health Impact Assessment”.


Buter, R., van Schuppen, H. , Koffijberg, H. , Hans, E. W., Stieglis, R. , & Demirtas, D. (2023). Where do we need to improve resuscitation? Spatial analysis of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidence and mortality. Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine, 31, Article 63. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-023-01131-8
Kunst, N., Siu, A., Drummond, M., Grimm, S. E., Grutters, J., Husereau, D. , Koffijberg, H., Rothery, C., Wilson, E. C. F., & Heath, A. (2023). Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards - Value of Information (CHEERS-VOI): Explanation and Elaboration. Value in health, 26(10), 1461-1473. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2023.06.014

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Technohal (building no. 18), room 3100
Hallenweg 5
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Technohal  3100
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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