“Closing the gap” Healthcare 4 internationals aims to ensure that people with an international background feel secure in the Dutch healthcare system by closing the gap between their expectations and Dutch healthcare.
H4i aims to achieve an increase of the level of trust internationals have in their healthcare providers, to the level reported by Dutch patients. As a result of differences in language, culture and health systems, people with an international background currently present the characteristics of an underprivilged group.
H4i intends to innovate healthcare by taking into account the demand profile of a population when defining services and not just the specific disease. Other, Dutch, target groups will also benefit as a result of these innovations.
In this way H4i aims to increase the quality of care as perceived by the target group. H4i applies professional standards while taking into account the need to increase the overall efficiency of care delivered.