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Mirella Minkman

Prof. Dr. Mirella Minkman is a distinguished Professor of the Innovation of organisation and governance of integrated care and the Chief Exective Officer of Vilans. She has extensive experience in the field of health care organisation, integrated care, collaboration and networks and the innovation of governance. Her research focuses on how to organise and govern person centered and integrated care and welfare in our highly dynamic environment.

Expert areas: Integrated care, integrated service delivery, governance, network governance, long term care, innovation, person centered care

Integrated care

As the health and welfare domain is a subject to structural changes and transformation, clients, professionals and boards are correspondingly confronted with challenges that have become increasingly complex. Mirella Minkman’s studies focus on what ingredients are essential and present in the organisation and the government of integrated care, how they can interact and develop over time and what innovative concepts are possible and effective.

In this video Mirella Minkman talks about her field of expertise (video: TIAS School for Business and Society).


Mirella Minkman studied nursing at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, followed by Health Sciences at Maastricht University. In 2012 she obtained her PhD from Erasmus with her research ‘The development model of integrated care, for which she won the EHMA/Karolinska Research award.’ Since 2016 she is an endowed professor at Tilburg University/TIAS.

Elder Care

Mirella is also a Board member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and was the vice chair of the Board during 2017-2020. She also is a member of a number of national committees like the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of Supervisors in Health Care and she is the chair of the National Committee on the Innovation and Governance in Health Care. Before her CEO position of Vilans she was the Director of Innovation and Research at Vilans and led large scale implementation programs such as Zorg voor Beter and the National Dementia Program. Before her work at Vilans, she worked as a senior researcher/advisor at Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement CBO and in the Radboud University Medical Center as a registered nurse. Alongside her position at Vilans, she is member of the supervisory Board of RIBW Brabant and the Rivierenland Hospital in Tiel. Mirella is Board Editor for the International Journal for Integrated Care and the author and co-author of multiple books and articles in the field of her expertise.


  • Suitable Scales; Rethinking Scale for Innovative Integrated Care Governance
    Minkman MMN.
    Int J Integr Care. 2020 Jan 8;20(1):1. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5468.
    PMID: 31933548
  • Shared decision making in older patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis: a systematic review
    Van Beek-Peeters JJAM, van Noort EHM, Faes MC, de Vos AJBM, van Geldorp MWA, Minkman MMN, Van der Meer NJM.
    Heart. 2020 May;106(9):647-655. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316055. Epub 2020 Jan 30.
    PMID: 32001621
  • Service Integration Across Sectors in Europe: Literature and Practice
    Van Duijn S, Zonneveld N, Lara Montero A, Minkman M, Nies H.
    Int J Integr Care. 2018 Apr 19;18(2):6. doi: 10.5334/ijic.3107.
    PMID: 30127690
  • Assessing the maturity of the healthcare system for integrated care: testing measurement properties of the SCIROCCO tool
    Grooten L, Vrijhoef HJM, Calciolari S, Ortiz LGG, Janečková M, Minkman MMN, Devroey D.
    BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019 Mar 18;19(1):63. doi: 10.1186/s12874-019-0704-1.
    PMID: 30885141
  • Values of Integrated Care: A Systematic Review
    Zonneveld N, Driessen N, Stüssgen RAJ, Minkman MMN.
    Int J Integr Care. 2018 Nov 15;18(4):9. doi: 10.5334/ijic.4172.
    PMID: 30498405
  • Longing for Integrated Care. Innovation of the organisation and governance of integrated care
    Minkman MMN. Inaugural speech/publication University of Tilburg, 2017.
  • Longing for Integrated Care: The Importance of Effective Governance
    Minkman MMN.
    Int J Integr Care. 2017 Oct 2;17(4):10. doi: 10.5334/ijic.3510.
    PMID: 29588633 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
  • Active Involvement of People with Dementia: A Systematic Review of Studies Developing Supportive Technologies
    Suijkerbuijk S, Nap HH, Cornelisse L, IJsselsteijn WA, de Kort YAW, Minkman MMN.
    J Alzheimers Dis. 2019;69(4):1041-1065. doi: 10.3233/JAD-190050.
    PMID: 31156158
  • Values and Principles of Integrated Care
    Minkman MM.
    Int J Integr Care. 2016 Mar 30;16(1):2. doi: 10.5334/ijic.2458.
    PMID: 27616947 Free PMC article.