Why CuraRata?


�When I learned that I was sick, I was horrified of course. I immediately had a lot of questions. What would this illness mean to my life? Where can I get the best healthcare? Will my health insurance cover the costs? Can I still lead a normal life - for instance, can I continue working? Thanks to the outstanding information provided by the CuraRata program, I have a good understanding of what my disease means for me. I feel much more secure now. After an intensive introduction and training period with the medical staff, I can now cooperate in my own care by updating my medical file from home or work periodically. I really feel that I have control over the process, which makes me feel better and more secure. Because prevention is extremely important in the CuraRata program, I am also on top of things when my condition threatens to deteriorate. Everything is done to ensure that one can live as normally as possible. Not only from a social point of view, but also due to the flexible working conditions that CuraRata was able to organize for my job - everything is going just great!'


'Everything seems to be urgent nowadays! Work pressures are enormous, work days are long and I was concerned that the introduction of the electronic patient file would only add to the work load. I barely have time as it is to keep abreast of new developments in my specialty and literature, to train my assistants properly and to undertake scientific research. Furthermore, every year our budgets get tighter, so innovation is no longer an option. CuraRata has brought about real change. Thanks to the clear focus on effectiveness, work pressures have noticeably decreased. I now have more time, for instance, to undertake research or to teach. It�s even possible again to implement innovative approaches every year and still remain within budget.�


�I have the impression that most of my research contributes little or nothing to daily care. I also regularly wonder if I can still compete with the research conducted by the pharmaceutical giants and biotech firms. There is so little money available for new and daring experiments. A lot of time is spent on submitting endless new budget requests. CuraRata is truly a break-through for me. An important aspect of CuraRata is translational research. Knowledge gained in research is directly translated to adjustments in care. The gap between lab and patient shrinks a lot this way. Thanks to 'data-mining', one of the pillars of CuraRata, I have a great deal of valuable data and connecting links to further research at my disposal. The knowledge created from this new way of working produces results. I notice this not just in terms of appreciation for my work, but above all in the revenues generated for new research.�