Chantal Schiltmeijer – Role Model Campaign

Photographer: Gina Tamer Saad ©
Make-up artist: Olena Tvorcha


Als dé kennisorganisatie voor digitale informatievoorziening in de zorg hecht Nictiz veel waarde aan diversiteit. We streven dan ook naar gelijkheid en diversiteit in ons personeelsbestand. De Role Model campaign van Equals vinden wij een mooi initiatief waaraan we graag meewerken. Meer zichtbaarheid voor inspirerende en ambitieuze vrouwen in de zorg-ICT juichen we toe. Rolmodellen dragen bij om elkaar te inspireren, te laten groeien en te versterken.

Chantal Schiltmeijer
Technical Implementation advisor at Nictiz


I currently work as a Technical Implementation Advisor Terminology at NICTIZ, where I maintain and manage the National Terminology server. My goal is to simplify the implementation of terminology by enabling content to be reachable from one source in one format, ready to be implemented when it suits you. Before this, I’d worked in different Healthcare organizations for almost 21 years and obtained three specialities alongside my Nursing degree. While working in healthcare, I developed an affection for IT and decided to enrol in a Master. This degree has enabled me to broaden my horizon and make a difference in Healthcare from another perspective.

What or Who inspired you to pursue your chosen career?

Go with the flow has always been my motto. When you add a little boldness to it, you will get what you want and end up where you need to be.

Interview with Chantal Schiltmeijer

When she saw the healthcare industry switch from paper note-taking to digitised note-taking, it sparked her interest in the IT field. She wanted to determine how to make patient information as accessible and transparent as possible.

Read more to discover how Chantal transitioned into a tech career after 21 years of being a nurse.