Eahm2019 | Thursday 12/09/19

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

7:30PM - 9AM

Networking moments

Meet & Greet Center

First floor: partner area

9AM - 11:15AM

Official inauguration

Meet & Greet Center

11:15AM - 12:30PM


Meet & Greet Center

First floor: partner area
Catering: small bites & beverages

1PM - 2PM

Shuttle service

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


2PM - 5PM

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

Mrs. 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)

2PM - 5PM

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 peak

Hospital visit: guided tour of the new building

2PM - 5PM

AZ Maria Middelares

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

2PM - 5PM

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. Melchior Whatelet 
CEO Xperthis 
A Roadmap towards data driven decision making 

Mr. Cédric Arcos 
Deputy Director General of the Region 
Île-de-France, motor of an innovative health ecosystem

Hospital visit: guided tour of the hospital

2PM - 5PM

UZA Antwerp

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

Dr. Stefan Ziegler

Managing director 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

2PM - 5PM

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. Antone 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

5PM - 6PM

Shuttle service

From the 6 hospitals to the Meet & Greet Center

5:30PM - 6AM

Networking moments

Meet & Greet Center

Partner area: first floor

6PM - 8PM

Shuttle service

From the Meet & Greet Center to Ghent city centre

6PM - 7 PM

Partner presentation: Positionering EHSE - EEG Smart Hospital Ecosystem

First floor: Pitch room

The combination of bidirectional communication between clinical, business, and building systems, the implementation of smart, semi-autonomous devices or sensor networks, and the use of analytics within a hospital creates endless possibilities for the development of smart, efficient, and effective hospital processes (“MacKenzie Health”)

In order to be successful in this multi disciplinary challenge, EEG launches the EEG Smart Hospital Ecosystem initiative, (abreviated ESHE). As the vision above reflects, no company will be able to fulfill the Smart Hospital requirements on its own; rather the success is to be found in new ways of co-operation between industry partners and health care providers. ESHE aims to bring together experienced healthcare industry providers with the Smart Hospital building blocks in their portfolio. Within an environment of trust, participants can search for new value through co-creation initiatives and leveraging on each others strengths.

8PM - 11PM

Gala dinner

Location: Opera Ghent
Address: Schouwburgstraat 3, 9000 Gent

Standing reception.
Seated 3 course dinner.
Live music: classic music
Catering by white signature