Prof.dr. Peter van der Voort
Professor Health Care
Expert areas: Health & Education (Health Care Management, Innovation, Strategy), Management & Organisation (Quality Management), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods)
Peter van der Voort studied Medicine at the Free University in Amsterdam. He continued his training at the Academic Medical Centre and the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG), both in Amsterdam, to become internist. Education in Intensive Care Medicine was received at the OLVG. After working 8 years in the Medical Centre Leeuwarden as intensivist, of which several years as medical director, he switched back to the OLVG. Again he was medical director and later his main task was teaching intensive care medicine to fellows and residents. In several positions he was involved in the development of national quality improvement projects. For 10 years he was a member of the Dutch National Intensive Care Evaluation to benchmark of intensive care departments. He achieved a doctor’s degree in 1999 and a master’s degree in epidemiology in 2006. He was involved in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and was co-promotor in research concerning quality indicators, micro-circulation and glucose regulation in critically ill patients. He was co-founder of the first Dutch tele-intensive care as a pilot project on efficient and high-quality care.The current focus in teaching and research is efficiency and effectiveness in organization of acute medical care. In addition, the issue of trust in healthcare is taught.