Mr. Vandevyvere Klaas
AZ West CIO
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Dr. Klaas Vandevyvere, MD has been a tenured rheumatologist at AZ West in Veurne for the past 3 years, and is also the chief innovation officer of AZ West.
He is currently deploying a digital growth/transformation strategy to prepare AZ West for ‘the day after tomorrow”.
Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, Klaas attended and graduated from Catholic university of Leuven, Belgium (KUL) in medicine with a sub degree in Internal medicines - rheumatology. Afterwards he was accepted into az groeninge Kortrijk where his previous contributions on deploying patient-centered rheumatology care earned him the chair of department of rheumatology. This inspired Klaas to progress his activities in AZ West te Veurne since 2016 to create a new rheumatology unit. In the meantime he got his degree on management for physicians in healthcare at EHSAL Brussels.
He has since investigated the possibilities / necessity of digital transformation in healthcare and is responsible foor the digital itinerary of AZ west.
He is also keynote speaker for different pharmaceutical companies and other organizations on national/international events on patient care and innovation.
He also co-authored 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals mainly on patient-care related matters.