Dutch healthcare transition in progress
In the summer of 2018, the GROZ initiative was launched by the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH), along with many other parties, including ZonMw and the Association of Dutch Health Foundations (SGF). The initiative is supported by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. GROZ aims to support the transition of our, in essence successful, healthcare system towards a future-proof, affordable, high-quality system. A system that withstands demographic demands by adopting the technological and sociocultural innovations foreseen in the years to come. The name GROZ is the anagram of the Dutch word for care, 'ZORG'. Within GROZ, citizens, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, scientists, financiers and the government join forces for the realisation of a society of vital functioning citizens in a healthy economy.