Director Radboud REshape & Innovation Centre at Radboud University Medical Centre
Lucien Engelen has worked since 2007 at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre as Head of the Regional Acute Healthcare Network. He advises the Executive Board in terms of changes in healthcare, enhancing the participation of the patients and their informal care in their own disease, working towards Participatory Healthcare. He is the Initiator and Director of the Radboud REshape & Innovation Center in the Netherlands that makes and takes healthcare innovations into practice, or concludes them as (for the moment) not implementable. He is also the founding father and curator of TEDxMaastricht “The Future of Health”.
Part of his daily practice under the REshape-program of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre includes research he initiated and leads. He founded and initiated the movement Compassion for Care to support medical students to change the educational system to embrace participatory healthcare.
He is author of “a little Booklet about Health 2.0”. He is in the process of writing two more books, one about Communities in Healthcare and one on patient blogs, and initiated “Health 2.0; the update”.
He initiated AED4.eu to improve healthcare and understand the options of crowd sourcing we’ve launched. This website allows us to collect geopositiondata of AED’s by the use of public knowledge. This data is available on iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows mobile 7apps. Watch his TEDxMaastricht video and the AED4.eu video.
He initiated the Community AYA4: Young Cancer Patients develop online-community, University Medical Centre facilitates. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC) helps young people with cancer develop theirown communities. RUNMC starts with the development of AYA4 (All information You’ve Asked For): unique online community for and by young people with cancer. The University hospital facilitates the technique, support and innovation, but it is the patients themselves who determine the content of thecommunity and start filling. They create themselves a digital place where young people with cancer and their families can meet, exchange essential information, ask questions and share knowledge and feeling.