Jan Huijs is the owner of HEART Consultancy, based in the Netherlands. After working as a medical equipment engineer in Ghana, Africa for 7 years in the 1980's, he started HEART Consultancy, a consulting agency focusing on sterilization of medical supplies and asset management for health facilities, focusing on the health services in the developing world. He presents training for users as well as technicians on sterilization of medical supplies in mainly developing countries since 1997. He is author of the book Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam, which has been translated into eight languages. He has been doing research on sterilization of medical supplies in remote areas.
Since 2014 Jan is honorary member of SVN; Sterilisatie Vereniging Nederland, (Dutch Sterilization Association).