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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Stichting Health Impact Assessment
Board member of the “Stichting Health Impact Assessment”.