Eahm2019 | Friday 13/09/19

28th Congress of the European Association for hospital managers


Innovative Healthcare Strategies

6 themes - 6 hospitals - networking

7:30AM - 9:30AM

Shuttle service

From Ghent city centre to the Meet & Greet Center

7:30AM - 9AM

Networking moments

First floor: partner area

8AM - 10AM

Shuttle service

From the Meet & Greet Center to the sessions in the 6 hospitals


10AM - 1PM

AZ Groeninge Kortrijk

AZ Groeninge Kortrijk


Shuttle bus presentation by

Mrs. Inge Buyse, CEO

Theme chair:

Prof. Dr. Ir. Pascal Verdonck

MedTech Ghent University

Theme speakers:

Mr. Bart Vannieuwenhuyse

Sr. Director Janssen Clinical Innovation, Janssen Pharmaceutica

Big Data and its added value in clinical research

Mr. Yvon Merlière

Project Director DMP, Caisse Nationale de l'assurance maladie

Project DMP

Ms. Ann Costello

Global Franchise Lead Centralised Solutions, Roche Diagnostics International
Clinical decision support that helps in saving live

Mr. Bert Hoorne
Industry Technology Strategist
Az Groeninge: Applied AI in healthcare

Mr. Felix Wandel
EMEA Business Unit Leader of SPI, Johnson & Johnson, Medical Devices EMEA
CareAdvantage Experience Introduction

Theme workshops:

I  Pre-Surgical/Patient Engagement Experience (Care4Today)

I  Intraoperative standardization & digitalization (SPI)

I  Post-operative peer review and feedback (C-SATs)

10AM - 1PM

AZ Delta Roeselare

AZ Delta Roeselare


Shuttle bus presentation by

Mr. Johan Hellings, CEO

Theme chair:

Mr. Gerry O'Dwyer

CEO South-South West Hospitals Group, Past-president EAHM

Theme speakers:

Mr. Hans Crampe

Vice CEO AZ Delta - Scientific guest docent Lean Management

Value from lean in a Hospital

Mr. Dipak Duggal

Director Global Solutions & Marketing Dispensing Hospital International

Improving patient safety and efficiency through an integrated medication management approach

Mr. Kristof Dupon

Chief Innovation Officer EEG Group

Smart Hospitals, when the infrastructure starts to speak

Hospital visit: guided tour of the new building

10AM - 1PM

Maria Middelares Ghent

AZ Maria Middelares Ghent


Shuttle bus presentation by

Mr. Christophe Mouton, CEO

Theme chair:

Prof. Dr. Mieczyslaw Pasowicz

EAHM Vice-president

Theme speakers:

Prof. Ir. Hendrik Lambert

Vice-president Clinical & regulatory GTX Medical, Lausanne

Impact of MedTech Innovations for hospital managers

Mr. Joao Seabra Pinto

President & Global Head of Enterprise Services,

Siemens Healthineers

How to embed technology & innovation in a long-term value partnership

Mr. John Deverill

Managing Principal, GE Healthcare Partners EMEA

Clinical command center: Myth or reality for hospitals in Europe?

Hospital visit: Visit of innovation projects

10AM - 1PM

Delta Chirec Brussels

Delta Chirec Brussels


Shuttle bus presentation by

Dr. Philippe El Haddad, Directeur Médical Général

Theme chair:

Mr. Matthias Spielmann

CEO Wetzikon Hospital and GZO AG, Switzerland

Theme speakers:

Mrs. Marsha Fleischer

Risk Consultant GRB

Effective methods and value of clinical risk management in hospitals

Prof. Axel Hofmann

University of Zurich and Western Australia

Patient blood management: A disruption that is benefiting millions while saving billions

Mr. Melchor Whatelet
CEO Xperthis
A Roadmap towards data driven decision making

Mr. Cédric Arcos

Deputy Director General of the Region Île-de-France

The Region Île-de-France, motor of an innovative health ecosystem

Hospital visit: guided tour of the hospital

10AM - 1PM

UZA Antwerpen

UZA Antwerp


Shuttle bus presentation by:

Mr. Johnny Van der Straeten, CEO

Theme chair:

Dr. Doris Gillig

Vice-secretary general ADH, president SSC EAHM

Theme speakers:

Mr. Johnny Van der Straeten

CEO UZA Antwerpen

Hospital networks and governance models

Mrs. Sandra Unruhe

Management Assistant Ecclesia Group

Ethics and Healthcare - how to increase patient safety by professional insurance services

Mr. Holger Höhmann

CEO LVR-Clinik Langenfeld

Quality management and ethics

Hospital visit: Visit of innovation projects

10AM - 1PM

AZ Zeno Knokke

AZ Zeno Knokke


Shuttle bus presentation by:

Mr. Frank Lescrauwaet, CEO

Theme chair:

Mr. Philippe Blua

EAHM President

Theme speakers:

Mr. Serge Lefevere

CEO Detoo Architects

Healing Architecture

Mr. Antoine Malone

Responsable, Pôle Prospective, Europe, International at Fédération hospitalière de France

How integrated care impacts future health organisations


Guided by the future

Hospital visit: Guided tour of the new hospital

1PM - 2PM

Shuttle service

From the 6 hospitals to the Meet & Greet Center

1:15PM - 2:30PM

Networking moments

First floor: partner area

2:30PM - 4PM

Academic Session


Prof. Dr. Ir. Pascal Verdonck

Chair of the Scientific Committee EAHM2019 congress

Keynote Speech 1:

Prof. Dr. Gregory Katz

Chair of Innovation & Value in Health, University of Paris Medical School, Director General, Consortium VBHC France

Valuing Health Outcomes: the Power of Transparancy

Keynote Speech 2:

Mr. Erik Van Den Eynden


What can a hospital manager learn from the transformation of ING?

4PM - 5:30 PM


Meet & Greet Center

Workshop 1:  How to prepare for the hospital of 2050?

7 experts sharing their knowledge on 7 concrete guidelines, action points that the hospital management can start immediately.
Supported by In4Care

Mr. Nico De Fauw, CEO In4Care 


Mr. Bart Collet, In4care


Mrs. Margot Cloet, Managing director Zorgnet-Icuro

Create a sense of urgency

Mr. Klaas Vandevyvere, CIO AZ West

Gather the right people

Mr. Jo Leysen, CEO AZ Turnhout

Create an environment that adopts innovation

Mr. Jan Flament, CEO AZ Geel


Mr. Rudy Maertens, CEO AZ Alma & Chair In4care vzw

Do! And do together

Mr. Hans Constandt, CEO Ontoforce (Scale-up of the year) 

Don't stop innovating

Workshop 2: 
Health data and I-HD reuse for learning health systems? 
The workshop will convey why it is vital for hospitals to invest in, and actively learn from, their routinely collected EHR data to gain insights into how to optimize care pathways, to improve health outcomes and to prepare for the future where healthcare funders will reward and reimburse the delivery of value rather than simply performing healthcare activities. The workshop will highlight the importance of good data quality. The research value of EHR data will be presented, and the GDPR-compliant reuse of EHR data for research will be explained, with an example of how a federated clinical research platform has proved acceptable and been successfully deployed. 

Supported by i~HD

Chair: Prof. Dipak Kalra, President of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data

Prof. Dipak Kalra, President of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data
The importance of good EHRs for Learning Health Systems:  
Mr. Thomas Allvin, Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems, EFPIA
Evidencing value-based care through hospital EHRs and ICHOM standards 
Prof. Pascal Coorevits, Professor of Medical Informatics and Statistics, Ghent University
Assessing the data quality of hospital EHRs 
Mr. Bart Vannieuwenhuyse, Senior Director Health Information Sciences, Janssen
The value of Real World Evidence to Pharma 
Dr. Nathan Lea, Senior Research Associate, UCL Institute of Health Informatics, London
Establishing a trustworthy data reuse framework 
Dr. Luc De Keyser, Chief Medical Officer, InSite
A case study example of a successfully deployed clinical research platform that reuses EHR data to support research

Workshop 3: Imec's view on digital health

Dr. Ir. Roger Lemmens, IMEC

Workshop 4: Challenges and roadmap for Mental Health


Mr. Paul Bomke, CEO Pfalzklinikum, Service Provider of Mental Health and Neurological Services

5:30PM - 6:15PM

Closing Ceremony

Meet & Greet Center

Keynote Speech:
Mr. Bob Delbecque
Summary of the three days of the 28th Congress of Hospital Managers

to the 29th Congress of Hospital Managers 2020 in Budapest by the Hungarian Delegation

Award Ceremony Abstracts
Mr. Philippe Blua

President EAHM

Closing words
Mr. Philippe Blua

President EAHM

Mr. Danny Havenith 
Chair of the 28th Congress of Hospital Managers 2019

Shuttle service

From the Meet & Greet Center to Ghent city centre

8:30PM - 1AM

Variété Variété

Location: Handelsbeurs Ghent

Address: Kouter 29, 9000 Gent

Standing reception and walking dinner.

I Belgian beer bar.

I Live music and performances.

I Catering by white signature.