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Boer & Croon helps healthcare institutions apply for Integraal Zorgakkoord

The Integraal Zorgakkoord (IZA) has been active for over a year and a half. Healthcare organisations from all branches have been busy writing and submitting transformation plans. So far, however, only 10 out of 174 applications have been approved by health insurers. How do you make sure your application gets approved? Read more:

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What goes wrong?
Applications from healthcare institutions focus mainly on the ambitions of healthcare institutions: the "what". They offer little insight into the concrete implementation strategies: the "how". While the latter is so important, that is where the real change takes place.

Challenge 1

How to create a thriving regional plan?
Health insurers look at the feasibility and practicability of IZA applications. They attach great importance to a solid business case and a clear implementation strategy (the "how"). Bottlenecks that, therefore, require attention in an IZA application are:

  • Appropriate objectives regarding the IZA;
  • SMART formulated goals;
  • A realistic project planning;
  • Commitment of involved parties;
  • A risk analysis with mitigating measures;
  • Objective KPIs as a measuring instrument;
  • A plan for adjustment to the objectives;
  • A clear business case.

Boer & Croon helps implement these things in an IZA application and implementation plan. We help formulate clearly how to achieve the regional ambition and what steering is needed. We also help establish sustainable governance of existing organisations to make the change permanent.


Challenge 2

A successful implementation that lasts
After making plans, implementation starts. This raises important questions: how do you create support within your organisation? How do you involve care providers in change while they are already at their limit? And how do you tap into the power of the existing organisation? Because you can make a difference during the implementation phase.

Boer & Croon helps design a concrete implementation plan for an IZA application. This plan clearly and unambiguously answers the "how" of an approach. We deliver a turnkey implementation plan, including feasible project planning, stakeholder management, communication and change guidance. Our expertise ensures the change is successfully implemented, effectively guiding people towards new working methods. We provide structure and acceleration and support ownership within the organisations. In this way, your results remain intact long after the implementation is completed, and ownership lies within the organisation.
After making plans, implementation starts. This raises important questions: how do you create support within your organisation? How do you involve care providers in change while they are already at their limit? And how do you tap into the power of the existing organisation? Because you can make a difference during the implementation phase.

Boer & Croon helps design a concrete implementation plan for an IZA application. This plan clearly and unambiguously answers the "how" of an approach. We deliver a turnkey implementation plan, including feasible project planning, stakeholder management, communication and change guidance. Our expertise ensures the change is successfully implemented, effectively guiding people towards new working methods. We provide structure and acceleration and support ownership within the organisations. In this way, your results remain intact long after the implementation is completed, and ownership lies within the organisation.


lasting results

The Boer & Croon approach
Let's get it done! By working together on realistic plans and focusing on implementation, we can help healthcare move forward. For example, we recently guided another successful application and want to help more organisations do the same. With expertise in implementation and project and programme management, we at Boer & Croon work with driven professionals with extensive healthcare experience. Hospitals, district care, and elderly care—we realise projects there, assist in strategy formation and make change plans a reality.

Why do we succeed? Boer & Croon acts as a neutral implementation partner. This is essential when realising cooperation agreements in which the various organisational interests must be united. In addition, we anchor ownership within the organisation to continue when we leave. We bring structure, progress, and acceleration with the positive energy of our (young) professionals to achieve the necessary change together. Our cooperation model shows our view on successful regional cooperation.

Why external deployment?

Many organisations fail to realise cooperation agreements in practice. Applications are written with great care but too often do not pass the test. As a result, many ideas for improvement in care remain idle. Now is the time to realise the plans; the care sector is ready, and there are 2.8 billion available that we should try to make full use of in care. This is why we recommend using an external, neutral partner to help make realistic plans. But more importantly, who helps realise those plans? No desk analyses, but doing. With your organisation's people in the foreground, help with structure and acceleration from outside.

Get to work!

Together, we will take the next step in healthcare in 2024 by helping organisations write regional plans that are successfully approved and by shaping a solid implementation together where the change takes place.

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Boer & Croon helps deliver successful IZA applications and their realisation. Our partner Rene and managers Maxime and Aileen are happy to collaborate with you.