Markets in which we operate
SiRM has been carrying out projects in regulated markets for more than ten years. Often as an independent and objective party between the various parties.
Care. The majority of our clients are active in healthcare and social domains, such as healthcare providers, health insurers, municipalities, regulating parties, branch organizations and patient representatives.
Utilities and public housing. We also work for clients in other regulated markets, such as electricity, gas, heating and water, as well as public housing.
Culture. We provide economic advice for the cultural sector including museums, performing arts and visual arts.
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We classify our assistance clients ask us globally into two categories: 'expert advice' and 'widely supported advice'.
SiRM formulates recommendations based on specific knowledge and expertise on, for example, finance, funding or competition. We call these recommendations 'expert advice'. Expert advice supports clients in making decisions about strategy or policy. We typically formulate our recommendations on behalf of individual clients. Examples of expert advice are the organization of ambulance care within European frameworks for competition or the optimal level of concentration of specialized stroke care.
Widely supported advice
SiRM assists parties with different interests in order to achieve strategy or policy supported by the parties involved. We call this type of advice 'widely supported advice'. SiRM usually provides this advice at the request of several parties. We structure the discussion between parties involved and feed the discussion based on interviews and our own analyses. Examples of widely supported advice are: the National Quality Framework for the Emergency Care Chain and the National Model for suitable transport for people displaying erratic behavior.
Results of our work
SiRM investigates and advises. We present the results of our findings in a report, presentation or a different format for knowledge transfer. We always strive to provide our clients and other parties involved with advice that enables them to make decisions. Decisions that serve a better alignment of the market with the needs and wishes of citizens.
The results of our work are often available to all public, but we can also publish exclusively for our client. Our publicly accessible reports and presentations can be found under 'Publications'. Here you will also find journal articles written by SIRM’s partners and consultants. The topics addressed in our publications reveal our primary areas of knowledge and experience, such as finance and funding, competition and contracting.
Please note that our publications are only available in Dutch. If you want to know more about a specific report or subject, please contact us.