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Rob Vanwersch received a BSc degree (cum laude) in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2005 and a MSc degree (cum laude) in Operations Management & Logistics at the same university in 2007. After finishing his studies, Rob started working at Maastricht University Medical Center. In 2010, he received a grant from Maastricht UMC for a six-year part-time PhD project on rethinking care processes within the Information Systems group of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology. On 30 May 2016, he successfully defended his PhD thesis.

Currently, Rob is active as a program manager / strategic advisor of the Executive Board at Maastricht UMC. Also, he is appointed as an (honorary) research fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology. In both roles, his main areas of interest are Business Process Management, Business Intelligence, Alliance Management, and New Business Development.

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Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
evaluation Social Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Healthcare Business & Economics
Critical Pathways Medicine & Life Sciences
Censuses Medicine & Life Sciences
Advisory Committees Medicine & Life Sciences
Business process redesign Business & Economics

Research Output 2010 2016

19 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

A critical evaluation and framework of business process improvement methods

Vanwersch, R. J. B., Shahzad, K., Vanderfeesten, I. T. P., Vanhaecht, K., Grefen, P. W. P. J., Pintelon, L. M., Mendling, J., Merode, van, G. G. & Reijers, H. A., 1 Feb 2016, In : Business & Information Systems Engineering. 58, 1, p. 43-53 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

process management

Rethinking care processes : does anybody have an idea?

Vanwersch, R. J. B., 30 May 2016, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 241 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Open Access

How suitable is the RePro technique for rethinking care processes?

Vanwersch, R. J. B., Pufahl, L., Vanderfeesten, I. T. P., Mendling, J. & Reijers, H. A., 2015, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 17 p. (BETA publicatie : working papers; vol. 468)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Improving business processes : does anybody have an idea?

Vanwersch, R. J. B., Vanderfeesten, I. T. P., Rietzschel, E. F. & Reijers, H. A., 2015, Business Process Management (13th International Conference, BPM 2015, Innsbruck, Austria, August 31-September 3, 2015). Motahari-Nezhad, H. R., Recker, J. & Weidlich, M. (eds.). Springer, p. 3-18 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 9253).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Process mining in healthcare: evaluating and exploiting operational healthcare processes

Mans, R. S., Aalst, van der, W. M. P. & Vanwersch, R. J. B., 2015, Cham: Springer. 91 p. (SpringerBriefs in Business Process Management,)

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

Process mining
Reference model
Data mining
Health care system

Student theses

A generic blueprint for shared-decision making applications in cancer care

Author: Gökçeoğlu, I., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Vanwersch, R. (Supervisor 2) & Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


An approach towards fuzzy compliance checking of healthcare processes on time-task matrices

Author: Hoffmans, R., 31 May 2018

Supervisor: Kaymak, U. (Supervisor 1), Wilbik, A. (Supervisor 2) & Vanwersch, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


An experimental study into the structure of business process redesign techniques for the healthcare domain

Author: Jacobs, M., 30 Sep 2013

Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Gevers, J. (Supervisor 2) & Vanwersch, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


An investigation of the effects of the RePro technique on BPR workshop outcomes

Author: Lammers, M., 31 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Gevers, J. (Supervisor 2) & Vanwersch, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A toolbox for the development and implementation of value based care pathways

Author: Katerberg, A., 31 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Türetken, O. (Supervisor 2) & Vanwersch, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master