The Chair of Innovation & Value in Health conducts teaching and research activities focusing on Value-Based Health Care (VBHC), a standardized approach comparing patient health gains in real-life. We train decision-makers to pioneer value-driven initiatives where patient outcome is central. The Chair also promotes academic research on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), and the interplay of monetary and non-monetary incentives on high-value care.

As part of the Université Paris Cité Medical School – one of the largest and most selective in Europe – the Chair organizes a series of VBHC conferences to accelerate the transformation of healthcare systems.

Prof. Gregory KATZ

Chair of Innovation & Value in Health Université Paris Cité Medical School

Value-Based Health Care
Graduate Program

The Université Paris Cité offers a unique VBHC Graduate Program to help pragmatic leaders make high-value care a reality. This hybrid training program includes VBHC concepts, implementation methods, use cases, immersion visits and outstanding networking opportunities. Each year, from July to December, a small group of participants interacts with world-class experts and mentors around a series of operational challenges:

  • Mobilize internal resources around a standardized value agenda;
  • Build a community of practice with iterative improvement loops;
  • Make outcome data independent, insightful and actionable;
  • Involve patients in shared decision-making;
  • Transform care pathways with patient case-mix adjustment;
  • Incentivize high-value care with interplay of remuneration & reputation;
  • Purchase devices and drugs through value-based procurement.


Pioneering Value-Based Health Care is essentially about leadership. This six-month part-time graduate program is an outstanding learning opportunity to challenge yourself, meet other talents, and stimulate your mind. All in one semester.

Key Learnings

Capture the founding principles of Value-Based Health Care

Learn from a variety of VBHC ecosystems through immersion visits

Use tools & methods to drive change in healthcare organizations

Navigate the nine steps framework to implement a VBHC registry in real life

Co-create with a team of mentors & experts an action plan to implement an outcome-based ecosystem


Module 1 - Measuring Value 

Face-to-face, Paris, France - July 1-2, 2022 (Friday and Saturday)

Module 2 - Benchmarking health gains 

Face-to-face, Rotterdam-Utrecht, Netherlands - Aug 25-26, 2022 (Thursday and Friday)

Module 3 - Improving & incentivizing high-value care

Online, Sept 30-Oct 1st, 2022 (Friday and Saturday)

Module 4 - Unleashing the power of patient-centric outcomes (ICHOM Conference)

Boston, USA or online, November 2-3, (Wednesday and Thursday)

Module 5 - Pioneering Value Based Procurement & Care Transformation

Face-to-face, Paris, France - December 16-17, 2022 (Friday and Saturday)

use cases on
acute & chronic diseases
world-class experts
& mentors
training days
over six months




Academic director
  • Prof. Gregory Katz, Chair of Innovation and Value in Health, Université Paris Cité School of Medicine, Academic director of the Value-Based Health Care Graduate Program
  • Pieter de Bey, Managing Director, Santeon Hospital Group
  • Jean-Marc Bourez, CEO, EIT Health
  • Sophie Carlier, Value-Based Procurement & Innovation Procurement Manager, French Ministry of Health
  • Jens Deerberg, CEO RoMed Kliniken, Former President of ICHOM
  • Susanna Gallani, Assistant Professor in Accounting & Management, Harvard Business School
  • Chris Gibbons, Director, MD Anderson Center for Inspired Cancer Care, University of Texas
  • Kaisa Immonen, Director of Policy, European Patients’ Forum
  • Martin Ingvar, Professor of Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institute, co-founder of ICHOM
  • Stefan James, Professor of Cardiology, Uppsala University Hospital
  • Morten Kildal, Associate Professor and Plastic Surgeon, Uppsala University Hospital
  • Stefan Larson, Co-founder of ICHOM, Senior advisor in healthcare
  • Sally Lewis, National Clinical Lead for Value-Based and Prudent Healthcare, NHS Wales
  • Paul van der Nat, Manager and senior researcher, St. Antonius Hospital, Santeon
  • Peter Pitts, President, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, former FDA Associate Commissioner
  • Andrea Pusic, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School,Director of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value & Experience Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Erik van Raaij, Purchasing & Supply Management in Health Care, Erasmus University
  • Jaume Ribera, Professor of Operation Management, IESE Business School
  • Ewa Roos, Head of the Musculo-Skeletal & Physiotherapy Research Unit, University of Southern Denmark, Co-Developer & Lead of GLA:D International Network
  • Zirui Song, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Aline Stolk-Vos, Policy Advisor, Menzis
  • Jeroen Struijs, Associate Professor at Leiden University Medical Center Health Campus and senior researcher National Institute for Public Health and Environment  
  • Dennis van Veghel,Director of the Netherlands Heart Registration
  • Scott Wallace, Associate Professor and Managing Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Austin.
  • Maarten Akkerman, Head Medical Affairs & Value-Based Healthcare North West Europe at Medtronic, Member of the Board of directors Diabeter


Diversity of profiles

We welcome participants with a diversity of professional backgrounds:


Applications for 2022 are closed.

To apply for the class of 2023, please send the following documents to raquel.pereira-correia@u-paris.fr


Upon receipt, an appointment will be set up for an interview with the jury.


Admissions are confirmed the week following the interview.

Practical organization