Herko Coomans

Ministry of Health, Netherlands

International Digital Health Co-coordinator

Herko Coomans is a digital health policy coordinator who builds international alliances and partnerships at the Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in The Hague. He is an advocate of less talk and more action, challenging himself and those around him to go outside their comfort-zone. He spent 2013-2017 creating and enabling the National Health Information Council, the ‘whole system in the room’, public-private governance council setting the course for patient access, interoperability and health information exchange in The Netherlands. He has 15 years' experience with e-government development, but has found his heart is in digital health and innovation.

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