Kris Vanhaecht is associate 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. His newest research line is the impact on patients and healthcare workers of positive events during care activities. This Mangomoment research line started one evening as a strange idea, was later launched as a study, we took an international trademark on the concept, and a media campaign in 2018 made it an inspiring movement to enhance patient centered care.
Kris is coordinator of the research line on quality & patient safety of the new KULeuven Institute for Healthcare Policy (Leuvens Instituut voor Gezondheidszorgbeleid – LIGB). If you are interested in his academic track, just take a look at is ORCID page or take a look at the overview of is publications.
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.