Tasks of the National Health Care Institute

The National Health Care Institute is an advisory and implementing organisation responsible for the following tasks:

  • We advise the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) regarding the content of the health insurance package or formulate opinions in that regard. 
  • We promote the quality, affordability, and accessibility of care by identifying opportunities for innovations and improvements in the care sector and providing relevant information accordingly. 
  • We develop information standards to allow for efficient and effective information exchange in the care sector, so that policymakers, health insurers, and healthcare providers can make better decisions. 
  • We encourage the utilisation of digital care and explore the potential opportunities for applying new technologies, AI, data science, and international developments.
  • We manage the funds for the Health Insurance Act and the Long-term Care Act, and provide information about the costs of care. 
  • We take care of risk adjustment in the care sector. We do so to ensure that it makes no difference for health insurers whether they cover the costs of care for old or young persons, or for healthy or unhealthy persons.