Mission statement


 PICA wants to make a significant contribution to the efficiency increase health care institutions have to realize. We do this via excellent scientific research, good education and training and by performing innovative projects. Our ambition is to be a top institute on patientflow improvement research with a strong focus on its applications.


By establishing a center of excellence, in which both the VU University Medical Centre and the VU Faculty of Sciences participate, a powerfull and effective connection is created between the scientific research at university and the day-to-day hospital practice.

Via this liaison we can rapidly test and validate scientific results in practice. If results are convincing they are applied directly. 

We believe that the triangle: doctor, hospital manager and scientist is crucial to realise improvements. We are convinced that via a more quantitative approach of health care processes an increase in both operational efficiency and quality can be achieved.