Edwin Oude Middendorp is on Rezilir Health™’s Board of Advisers. He is a globally recognized information technology leader and is the current CEO of Buurtzorg Services.
He grew up in Hengelo, near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering / Information Technologies at Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences Academy. He received an additional degree in Technical Commercial Management at the TSM Business School.
He worked ten years in the oil & gas industry for Cooper Energy Services, responsible for information technology and quality assurance. He then worked at the IT Services companies ASG de Veer and Qface in several positions as Manager of Consultancy, Project Management and ultimately CEO.
In 2002 he became IT manager for Carint Healthcare, a non-profit company with 6000 employees. During his time at Carint, he worked with Jos de Blok (owner Buurtzorg Nederland) and Ard Leferink to create Buurtzorg Nederland (2005), a leading healthcare company that has grown to 10,000 nurses. He is responsible for all technical developments which resulted in the creation of Ecare Services, a technology company that developed award-winning innovative software for Buurtzorg, first released in 2007. Over the years Buurtzorg has developed into a successful international healthcare movement and innovator in Home Healthcare and Community Care.
Edwin started new Ecare software companies while also developing innovative healthcare software like CareMatchFlex, Ecare Innovation and Atermes. His company Ecare TCS now sells cloud software and telecom solutions and is also active in e-Health solutions. Buurtzorg Services now delivers the same innovative software that Buurtzorg uses in the Netherlands for the international market. Every software solution is innovative and is built on patient-centric principles. It also reduces the overhead costs and supports self-management principles as used in Buurtzorg. Priorities for the coming years are health innovation and international growth.
The Ecare companies received a Dutch fast growth award in 2011 and 2014. They are Microsoft’s Healthcare Cloud Partner of the year and received the Spider Award twice for the most innovative Healthcare project together with Buurtzorg.
He is active at two Academies as a teacher giving guest lectures of IT Healthcare, Internet of Things and organizations that enable new ways of working. He currently lives in Hengelo with his wife and son. He is a strong personal follower of all types of mobile health devices. As a type 1 diabetic, he works with a few continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS). He loves traveling and visits Florida a couple of times a year.