Health Economics and management

Presentation of unit

The health economics and management unit carries out research, provides education and provides social services in connection with a wide range of subjects at the crossroads between health care and economics. The vision is that a high-performance and high-quality health (care) system, in which every citizen receives excellent care for the protection and improvement of his/her health and well-being and is also given the opportunity to work on it himself, contributes to a healthy society. The means to achieve this are limited, and this requires well-founded choices and ethical considerations. Our mission is focused on research with great social relevance, and to communicate the results intensively to the public domain.

Health economics • Cost-effectiveness and Health Technology Assessment • Organisation and Financing • Healthcare Management • Healthcare Governance

HECOM Team: Contact

Academic staff

Lieven Annemans

Kristof Eeckloo

Jeroen Trybou (head of unit)

Dominique Vandijck

Nick Verhaeghe

Guest professor

Liesbeth Borgermans

Postdoctoral researchers

Margo Ketels

Pieter Vynckier

Ruben Willems

Herlinde Wynendaele

PhD students

Sara Claes

Yannai Dejonghe

Delfien Gryspeerdt

Constance Nève de Mévergnies

Annick Meertens

Eva Pattyn

Andrea Prezzi

Sarah Raes

Tijs Van Iseghem

List of most important projects

  • A sustainable financing model for the telemonitoring of patients with cardiac implanted electronic devices. 
  • Better4You (Horizon Europe)
  • Corporate Wellbeing in Practice
  • Mental health promotion: definition, vision setting and policy priorities
  • DigiCare4You (Horizon Europe)
  • FEBRIS: Flemish joint Effort for Biomarker pRofiling in Inflammatory Systemic diseases (FWO-TBM)
  • Experience of empowerment and client-centered care in cash-for-care schemes
  • iMens hybrid care path
  • Leerstoel NN-UGent: nationaal geluksonderzoek / National Happiness Study
  • CHW Compass (FWO-SBO)
  • Measuring the health and economic impact of skin cancer to optimalize skin cancer care
  • Ontwikkeling van een vragenlijst voor het bevragen van de ervaringen van gebruikers betrokken in de pilootfase RTH
  • PrevenD 2.0: Implementation of gamified cognitive control training to prevent recurrence of depression (FWO-TBM)
  • PRIORITY: Personalized remotely guided preventive exercise therapy for a healthy heart (FWO-TBM)
  • SMILE: cost-utility and impact of high-intensity speech therapy on Speech, MotIvation, and quality of LifE in children with cleft palate (FWO-TBM)
  • Staff turnover in the healthcare and welfare sector

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HECOM unit collaborates with the health economic unit of Vrije Universiteit Brussel:

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