Kris Vanhaecht is assistant professor in Quality Management at KULeuven and has been working since 1998 in the field of care process improvement and quality control. Kris became Doctor in Public Health at Leuven University in 2007. He leads research projects in the field of quality improvement and patient safety with a special interest in care process organization and the respectful management of clinicians & managers after patient safety incidents. Kris is coordinator of the research line on quality & patient safety of the new KULeuven Institute for Healthcare Policy (Leuvens Instituut voor Gezondheidszorgbeleid – LIGB).
He is nowadays the Secretary General of the European Pathway Association and is international coordinator of international studies on care pathways for COPD, Hip Fracture, Acute Coronary Syndrome and Gastro-Intestinal Cancer patients.
He is part time academic policy advisor to the management team & department of quality of Leuven University Hospitals and part time collaborating with Dutch hospitals on quality, safety and leadership development.
Kris is married to Skrallan Tack, a dermatologist and proud father of Manon (°2007) and Toon (°2012).