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-vanhaecht-zw-1-2Kris 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).

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