Eahm2019 | Klaas Vandevyvere - Gather the right people

28th Congress of the European Association for hospital managers

Klaas vandevyvere

Mr. Vandevyvere Klaas

AZ West CIO

Gather the right people

Presentation

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.