Mirella Minkman Mirella Minkman

Distinguished Professor
Expert areas: Health & Education (Health Care Management, Innovation, Strategy), Strategy & Innovation (Strategic Innovation, Strategic Management)


Prof. Dr. Mirella Minkman is distinguished Professor of Innovation of organization and governance of integrated long term care (Vilans Chair) and Director Research and Innovation at Vilans. She has extensive experience in the field of health care organization, collaboration issues and change processes. Her research focuses on how to organize and govern person centered and integrated care and welfare in our highly dynamic environment. As the health and welfare domain is a subject to structural changes and transformation, clients, professionals and boards are correspondingly confronted with challenges that have become increasingly complex. Mirella Minkman’s studies focus on what ingredients are essential and present in the organization and the government of integrated care, how they can interact and develop over time and what innovative concepts are possible and effective.


Mirella Minkman studied nursing at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, followed by Health Sciences at Maastricht University. In 2012 she obtained her PhD from Erasmus University with research in the integrated chain of care field, for which she won the EHMA/Karolinska Research award. Before becoming Program Leader of Innovation and Research at Vilans, Minkman worked as Program Leader in Elder Care at Vilans, led large scale implementation programs such as Zorg voor Beter and the National Dementia Program, and worked for the Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement CBO and in the Radboud University Medical Center. Alongside her position at Vilans, she is a supervisor at the Inovum Foundation and Board Editor for the International Journal for Integrated Care, among other things. Minkman is author and co-author of seven books in the field of health care and has publications in a range of professional literature, including internationally.


  • Pel-Littel, R. E., Snaterse, M., Teppich, N. M., Buurman, B. M., van Etten-Jamaludin, F. S., van Weert, J. C., Minkman, M. M., & Scholte op Reimer, W. J. S. (2021). Barriers and facilitators for shared decision making in older patients with multiple chronic conditions: a systematic review. BMC geriatrics21(1), 1-14.
  • Zonneveld, N., Pittens, C. and Minkman, M. (2021). "Appropriate leadership in nursing home care: a narrative review", Leadership in Health Services, 34(1), 16-36.
  • Minkman, M.M.N. (2020). Suitable Scales; Rethinking Scale for Innovative Integrated Care Governance. International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(1), 1.
  • Stoop, A., Lette, M., Ambugo, E. A., Gadsby, E. W., Goodwin, N., MacInnes, J., Minkman, M., Wistow, G., Zonneveld, N., Nijpels, G., Baan, C. A., Bruin, S. R. de, & Consortium, on behalf of the S. (2020). Improving Person-Centredness in Integrated Care for Older People: Experiences from Thirteen Integrated Care Sites in Europe. International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(2), 16, 1-16.
  • Zonneveld, N., Raab, J. & Minkman, M.M.N. Towards a values framework for integrated health services: an international Delphi study. BMC Health Serv Res 20, 224 (2020).
  • Koetsier, L., Jacobs, M., Halberstadt, J., Sijben, M., Zonneveld, N., & Minkman, M. (2020). The development of a tool to monitor integrated care for childhood overweight and obesity in the Netherlands. Journal of Integrated Care, 29(2), 99-110.
  • Loewenbrück, K. F., Stein, D. B., Amelung, V. E., Bitterlich, R., Brumme, M., Falkenburger, B., Fehre, A., Feige, T., Frank, A., Gißke, C., Helmert, C., Kerkemeyer, L., Knapp, A., Lang, C., Leuner, A., Lummer, C., Minkman, M. M. N., Müller, G., van Munster, M., Schlieter, H., Themann, P., Zonneveld, N., & Wolz, M. (2020). Parkinson Network Eastern Saxony (PANOS): Reaching Consensus for a Regional Intersectoral Integrated Care Concept for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in the Region of Eastern Saxony, Germany. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(9), 2906.
  • Pel-Littel, R.E., van Weert, J.C.M., Minkman, M.M.N., Scholte op Reimer W.J.M., van de Pol M.H., & Buurman B.M. (2020). The development of the evidence-based SDMMCC intervention to improve shared decision making in geriatric outpatients: the DICO study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 20, 35.
  • van Beek-Peeters, J.J.A.M., van Noort, E.H.M., Faes, M.C., de Vos, A.J.B.M., van Geldorp, M.W.A., Minkman, M.M.N., & van der Meer, N.J.M. (2020). Shared decision making in older patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis: a systematic review. Heart106(9), 647-655.
  • Van Maurik, I.S., Visser, L.N., Pel-Littel, R.E., van Buchem, M.M., Zwan, M.D., Kunneman, M., Pelkmans, W., Bouwman, F.H., Minkman, M., Schoonenboom, N., Scheltens, P., Smets, E.M., & van der Flier, W.M. (2019). Development and Usability of ADappt: Web-Based Tool to Support Clinicians, Patients, and Caregivers in the Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease. JMIRformative research,3(3), e13417.
  • Pel-Littel, R.E., Hofman, C.S., Yu, L., Metzelthin, S.F., Leeuwis, F.H, Blom, J.W., Buurman, B.M., & Minkman, M.M. (2019). Recommendations of older adults on how to use the PROM ‘TOPICSMDS’ in healthcare conversations: a Delphi study. PLoS One, 14(11), e0225344.
  • Pel-Littel, R. E., Buurman, B. M., van de Pol, M. H., Yilmaz, N. G., Tulner, L. R., Minkman, M. M., Scholte op Reimer, W. J. M., Elwyn, G., & van Weert, J. C. (2019). Measuring triadic decision making in older patients with multiple chronic conditions: observer OPTIONMCC. Patient education and counseling102(11), 1969-1976.
  • Grooten, L., Vrijhoef, H., Calciolari, C., González Ortiz, L.G., Janečková, M., Minkman, M., & Devroey, D. (2019). Assessing the maturity of the healthcare system for integrated care: testing measurement properties of the SCIROCCO tool. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19(1), 1-10.
  • Suijkerbuijk, S., Nap, H.H., Cornelisse, L., IJsselsteijn, W., de Korte, Y. & Minkman, M. (2019). Active involvement of people with dementia: A systematic review of studies developing supportive technologies. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease69(4), 1041-1065.
  • Zonneveld, N., Driessen, N., Stüssgen, R.A.J., Minkman, M.M.N. (2018). Values of Integrated Care: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Integrated Care, 18(4), 9.