Measurably Better – measuring outcomes in cardiology

Measurably Better is a scientifically based program using patient relevant medical outcome indicators in a physician-driven and patient-centered manner to improve quality and transparency of healthcare in the participating cardiac centers. It is one of the most inspiring European initiatives in Value-Based Health Care. 

About this project

By using a solid scientific basis, Meetbaar Beter defines and measures relevant outcomes of cardiovascular treatments to improve transperency and quality of healthcare delivery for heart patients.

Moving away from volume-driven permission whether or not being allowed to perform heart surgery by showing delivered value in health outcomes.


VBHC Prize 2014


Key heart centers in The Netherlands


Outcome measures

Meetbaar Beter winner of the prestigious VBHC Prize

In 2014, Meetbaar Beter became the first VBHC Prize winner. The VBHC Prize rewards and recognizes inspiring initiatives that have adopted a fundamentally new line of thinking in creating excellent patient value in terms of real outcomes, real connections, and one common language. In 2018, the NHR (a merger between, BHN, NCDR and Meetbaar Beter) was selected as one of the VBHC Prize nominees.