EM2C Institute

Inaugural session in September 2016

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Philippe Kolh

Cardiovascular surgeonPhilippe Kolh is Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry, and Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Liège, Belgium. He is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the Medical-Economic Information Service at Liège University Hospital (CHU).A member of the Board of Directors of CHU in Liège, Professor Kolh has considerable experience of information technology, biotechnology and biomedical engineering.

He is President of the Digital Patient User.net and Academic Director of the EM2C Institute.

Khalil Aouad

Twenty years’ experience with information systems in the health sector, as Director of Information Systems (DIS) in the world’s fifth-largest clinical research group(CRO) providing services to the big pharma companies, and then as DIS at Foch hospital, one of the most important private French hospitals.

Jacques Rossler

Jacques Rossler studied Civil Engineering (Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB). After a short period in the banking sector, he worked forHP Belgium, first asa consultant specialised in document management and later as head of the Consulting - Business Solutions department. In addition, he taught courses in Solution Selling forHP at an international level.

In 2002 he completed his studies with a certificate in International Management from the Vlerick School. At the end of 2003 he joined the EIG Rainbow ICT Services as IT Manager. Rainbow ICT Services manages the IT infrastructure of Dexia Insurance, P&V and SwissLife Belgium. In 2008 he became head of the department for the development of applications for managing the European spare parts stores for Toyota Motor Europe,and then head of telematic applications in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Finally, in 2012, he became CIO of Saint-Luc University Clinics in Brussels. He also teaches a course at the Catholic University of Louvain’s School of Public Health (Information Management – MSc in Public Health).

Thierry Klein

As Medical CoordinatorThierry Klein has been head of the ‘RCM-Séjours’ team and manager of the project ‘Management of beds and hospital stays’ at Erasme Hospital in Brussels. RCM (Résumé Clinique Minimal) is a standardised summary of a patient’s medical records.

His aim is to improve the coordination of medical information by “oiling the wheels”. In other words, managing medical information better means giving patients better care. After studying medicine and IT, Thierry Klein naturally began a career as a medical IT specialist in hospitals and in the private sector.

With a Master’s degree in hospital management, he moved into management, first in Luxembourg during the development of a new hospital, the Hôpital Kirchberg, and then as Medical Director at the Centre Hospitalier Hornu-Frameries hospital in Belgium. He is also Information Security Consultant at the hospital and medical adviser in the medical network project.

Jean-Pierre Sabot

Jean-Pierre Sabot was born in May 1954 and graduated in Medicine in 1980 from the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB).
He has been a specialist in internal medicine with particular expertise in nephrology since 1985 (ULB). As part of his clinical activities, he was head of the nephrology departmentof the Hospital Network of Social Medicine (Réseau Hospitalier de Médecine Sociale – RHMS) from 1985 to1994. He became Medical Director of theRHMSin 1994.

Martine Vanschoor

Martine is a graduate nurse with a degree in public health.She has also trained as a clinical specialist in nursing care.
She has worked as a nurse in intensive care and haematology, followed by a position as head nurse in infectious medicine and neurosurgery.

Since 2005 she has been head nurse responsible for quality of care and then head nurse responsible for the management of the nursing department in various hospitals.

In 2011 she was appointed Director of the Nursing Department of Epicura.

Geert Heyrman

Geert is a commercial engineer and graduated from the University of Antwerp in 2003. He is an expert in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and in logistics, with a special interest in the healthcare sector. He has been Supply Chain Manager of the GasthuisZusters hospital in Antwerp since 2007 and previously worked as Purchasing Manager in other hospitals.

Alfred Attipoe

Pablo D'Alcantara

Pablo d'Alcantara is a doctor in biomedical sciences and holds a Master’s degree in management of healthcare institutions.

He is currently manager of information systems and communication for the hospital group La Ramée - Fond'Roy in Brussels, responsible for the computerisation of medical records, nursing records, paramedical records, electronic prescription, the consultations diary and logistical services (maintenance and hospital financial management). He also manages the internet and intranet websites.

In addition, he acts as an external consultant at other institutions on the interoperability of programs.

Martin Mahaux

Specialities: business analysis, coaching for innovative working in teams

PhD Researcher,University of Namur, Belgium (FUNDP)

    Working on...
  • how IT people can be more effective at creating in teams
  • how IT can help in Sustainable Development challenges

Bruno Lienard

CIO / Director at Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA in Ath

  • Certified Prince 2 Practitioner
  • Certified ITIL v3 Foundation
  • Certified MSP Foundation
  • CMMI oriented

Pierre Jacmin

Civil engineer (1992) in Applied Mathematics. Active in the hospital sector since 1997. Successive posts:

  • Head of medical IT and of the helpdesk at the University Clinics of Mont-Godinne in Belgium,
  • Assistant IT coordinator ofthe CHNDRF (Centre Hospitalier Notre-Dame et Reine Fabiola) andthe CNDG(Clinique Notre-Dame de Grâce de Gosselies) in Belgium
  • IT Director ofthe CHNDRF.

- Currently member of the Board of Directors as Director of Technology and Information Systems

Thierry Vermeeren

Thierry gained a PhD in Philosophy and Literature from UCL and has been active in the world of information technology for more than 15 years. He has also held a number of teaching posts in Europe, the USA and Canada. He is currently Professor of IT Governance at the EM2CInstitute. His primary area of activity continues to be technological management and change management.

Thierry has held several management positions,notably that of CIO for a period of some 10 years. He has won a number of international awards and he is Administrator of the reflection group, CIO Club.

In 2008 he left his executive posts to launch his own company, OZConsulting. Since then he has concentrated on the healthcare sector and he has been active in change management at Belgian hospitals.

Since 2011 he has also been the scientific coordinator of the Digital Patient network.

Nancy Abbeloos


  • Commercial Engineer
  • Certified in Balanced Scorecards Kaplan & Northon


  • Kraft Foods (food division): marketing: product manager = responsible for products (in particular Philadelphia)
  • Groupe Securex (social administration and HR): trade marketing: sales support advisor = responsible for sales support
  • Saint-Luc University Clinics (forthe past 10 years): head of ‘datawarehouse’ = establishing the clinics’ datawarehouses and creating dashboards.

Philippe Minette

Philippe graduated in Medicine in 1981.
In 1986 he became a specialist in Internal Medicine/Pneumology. He has also been a specialist in the management of healthcare data since 2004.
Philippe was head of the Pneumology department at the Jolimont-Lobbes and Nivelles-Tubize hospitals in Belgium from 1987 to 2008.
He was also responsible for theRCM (Résumé Clinique Minimum)at Jolimont-Lobbes from 1991 to 2009.
He has been responsible for the RHM (Résumé Hospitalier Minimum) and for the working group for the analysis of medical data at the CHWAPI (Centre Hospitalier de Wallonie picarde) since 2009.

Pascal Poty

A lawyer specialised in electronic communications law, Pascal began his international career in the banking sector, and then joined the executive management of subsidiaries of mobile telecommunications operators in southern Europe.
A visiting professor at a number of French and Belgian universities, he is also a member of several professional association networks in the ICT sector.

Antoine Geissbuhler

Professor Antoine Geissbuhler is chief medical officer of the department of cyber health and telemedicine of the University Hospitals of Geneva, and director of the department of radiology and medical IT of the Faculty of Medicine.

Having qualified as a doctor of internal medicine, he specialised in medical IT at Vanderbilt University. Since 1999 he has held the chair of medical IT of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva. As president of the executive committee of the foundation Health On the Net (www.hon.ch), he works to enhance the quality of medical information on the Internet.

The author of more than 100 publications in specialist journals, his current research concerns the creation of new IT tools aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare processes. This work is applied at the local level in the healthcare system in Geneva and at the national level for implementing the Swiss strategy for cyber health. It is also employed within the framework of European projects as well as at the international level, notably with the development of a major telemedicine network linking hundreds of healthcare professionals in 15 African countries.

Michel Legrand

With a PhD in Medicine from the University of Gent, Dr Legrand has had an extremely diversified career in pharmacological research, systems analysis and management consultancy, both in Belgium and abroad.

For some 10 years he has been involved in projects of integration and computerisation of healthcare processes in hospitals, private healthcare funds or for local authorities. He is interested in the overall architecture as well as the efficacy and efficiency of computerisation.

Didier Goies

With a Bachelor’s degree in business/administrative data processing, I began my career in 1990 with Comase Info, Business Partner IBM, which is active in the medical sector.

In 1999 I joined the Clinique Notre-Dame de Grâce in Gosselies, Belgium. There I learned about the complexity of medical IT by managing projects such as the computerisation of the medication circuit, the implementation of the Digital Medical Record, etc.

In 2010 I was appointed IT director, a member of the Board of Directors with the goal of developing the IT system in perfect coordination with the users and their needs.