As a versatile expert in healthcare, Thijs focuses on constructive solutions to current healthcare issues. He enjoys contributing to decision-making that will benefit healthcare in the Netherlands through data collection and intensive cooperation with clients.
Thijs studied medicine at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. After achieving his medical degree with honours, he trained as a medical specialist in General Surgery, recognising his broad interest in all aspects of healthcare and seeking a springboard for developing his versatility. Starting with the basic principles of consulting and business thinking in his role at OC&C Strategy Consultants, he later deepened his consulting skills at Roland Berger, assuming final responsibility for completing assignments in healthcare and beyond.
In the ten years between, Thijs developed a thorough knowledge of the Dutch Healthcare System. Working as a care manager at Agis / Zilveren Kruis Achmea – one of the leading health insurers in the Netherlands – he helped introduce the Health Insurance Act, transfer mental healthcare from the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act to the Healthcare Insurance Act, and establish and professionalise healthcare procurement.
With extensive health-insurer knowledge and experience, Thijs transferred to the executive side of healthcare as a member of the Executive Board at GGZ InGeest (a mental healthcare provider). As a director, he learned the importance of focusing on the quality of care in organisational continuity and striking a successful balance between stakeholders.
Thijs is responsible for projects with various clients at SiRM, including healthcare providers, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, health insurers and other healthcare-sector organisations. His projects actualise thoroughly substantiated strategic advice and joint strategy development in close collaboration with his client(s).
Projects by Thijs Stoop
Thijs contributed to the following projects.