Aruba Public Health Inspectorate and LHM Diagnostics win the Brilliant Healthcare Failures Awards 2023

On 13 September jl. The Brilliant Failure Awards were presented for the ninth time during a festive event at Zilveren Kruis Achmea in Leiden. This competition is organized by the Institute of Brilliant Failures (This competition is organized by the Institute of Brilliant Failures), This competition is organized by the Institute of Brilliant Failures, Welfare and Sport (VWS) This competition is organized by the Institute of Brilliant Failures, This competition is organized by the Institute of Brilliant Failures.

A Brilliant Failure is a well-prepared attempt to achieve something with a different outcome than planned. Failures are brilliant when they are learned from and the experiences are shared with others. This competition is organized by the Institute of Brilliant Failures.

The audience award was won by LHM Diagnostics with a case about the IgG antibody test that is recognized abroad, but Dutch health insurers do not want it. Specific foods in the diet of patients can cause a range of chronic complaints. Testing for a classic food allergy (type-I), where complaints occur immediately, usually takes place at the doctor's office or in the hospital. For a delayed food allergy (type-III) the complaints often only occur hours or days later and are mainly chronic. To determine whether there is a delayed food allergy, LHM Diagnostics uses a reliable analysis to analyze the presence of IgG antibodies against food.. This method of testing is clinically promising, but Dutch healthcare professionals do not yet recognize the concept.

The jury prize went to a project by the Aruba Public Health Inspectorate on the operating permits for nursing homes on the island. With the introduction of a new law in Aruba, it has come to light that no nursing home has an operating permit. And while demand is increasing sharply. As a result, Aruban clients in care homes cannot count on continuity, quality and safety of the care they receive. The Aruba Public Health Inspectorate picks up the gauntlet and takes action, together with four other government departments, to improve the quality of care homes through the operating permit. That did not happen without a hitch. This project also took much longer than expected due to the corona crisis. In addition, all thirteen operating permits issued expired after one year: they were in favour 1 Valid for years. At the same time, the project has led to an improvement in quality in care homes.

Aruba – Cheryl Fingal, Health Inspector Aruba “We actually had an assignment to realize those permits, but we have mainly been busy bringing about a culture change.”

LHM Diagnostics, Matthew Scheepers Elisha van de Nieuwenhuizen, IT – Security & Business development: “We can't do it alone, you really need partners.”

The other three nominees were:

RenewedCare – Pilots can fail, and provide important insights – Why is it often not possible to get new initiatives going?, especially now that innovation in healthcare is so necessary? This also applies to the Renewed Care programme: colleagues with innovative ideas sometimes even become frustrated or disillusioned. The Renewed Care program must promote a culture of innovation for employees and realize impact for patients.

i Logos Foundation – Meaningful computerization, don't do it alone – The iLogos Foundation has a proposition that you don't see often: meaningful computerization. iLogos thus creates social impact through effective use of data technology. About the opportunities that initiator Jochem van Hal saw, and how the stubbornness of a system and principles led to this Brilliant Failure.

ZorgZandBak – Innovation in healthcare continues to encounter innovation problems – Innovative ideas often stall during implementation and digital care is still not an integral part of appropriate care. Innovators in digital healthcare too often encounter the same barrier: frameworks and law- and regulations from a time when the use of tech and data was not as common as it is today. When healthcare implementation organizations are instructed to be more active in changing healthcare with digital care, the initiators of De ZorgZandBak are going to work on this. But after a promising process, they themselves also encounter a legal complex, institutional and healthcare-cultural unruliness.

The lessons of all nominees have been recorded in the 6th edition of the Magazine for Brilliant Failures, which was also presented on September 13. are convinced that the lessons learned can be incorporated into the various follow-up projects to build self-exploring patient communities and, columns and practical tips and tools for (care)innovators.