Conchita Hofstede is the Manager of the Expertise Center at Nictiz, the National Competence Centerfor eHealth in the Netherlands. The main subject of Nictiz is interoperability. It is also the National Release Center for SNOMED CT.
Conchita is chair of the Dutch HIMSS Community since 2018 and has participated in the Dutch HIMSS Community since 2016. She is also board member of the VMBI, a Dutch association for information exchange.
She is currently involved in several European programs on policy in order to improve cross-border exchange of patient information. On the national level, she works closely with the Dutch Ministry of Health to improve the exchange of health information in the Netherlands.
Conchita studied Sociology in the Netherlands and has worked in the field of ICT since 1998. The last 13 years she has focussed on innovation in healthcare with ICT and technology.
She has worked on several national programs with healthcare providers, NGO’s, suppliers and local & national government. Some of the programs include: elderly care at home with eHealth; the transition of healthcare from hospital to the home; personal prevention with eHealth.