On the 11th of April the CEOs of the European University Hospital Foundation met at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam to discuss EUHA activity and governance.

Twice per year the members’ executives, EUHA steering committee members and working group and network leads all meet together. The General Assembly is the primary governance body of the Alliance.

In the morning the recent activities of the Networks and Working Groups were discussed. For example, the progress of the PIPPI Project on Procurement Innovation, and the Learning In ValuE working group, who have developed a joint blueprint on how to implement outcomes driven care.

For 2019 it is a priority to strengthen the Alliance’ governance. In the afternoon, there was a fruitful discussion and following member consensus, important decisions were taken regarding the draft governance framework.

The participants also enjoyed a tour of the new Erasmus MC hospital. The new building of the Erasmus MC officially opened its doors in 2018, and is designed around the question ‘how to provide patient-centred care, whilst balancing role of partner the patient has in their care process and remaining a client’. After many years of designing and building – whilst continuing to provide care – the new Erasmus MC has become a hospital with a safe, sustainable and healing environment.

We thank our kind hosts from Erasmus MC for the wonderful meeting and look forward to the next General Assembly which will take place at Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris in December 2019.