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Herko Coomans


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.

Between 2013 and 2017 he co-created and enabled 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 of experience with e-government development but has found his heart is in digital health and innovation.