Innovative Healthcare Committee
The Innovative Healthcare Committee (IHC) is a unique cross-industry platform that goes beyond a silo approach to health. The IHC aims to be a reliable and effective partner to all healthcare stakeholders, with the goal of creating a sustainable healthcare ecosystem while empowering patients and improving the quality of care.
- Foster innovation in healthcare;
- Establish value-based healthcare;
- Raise awareness of political stakeholders and contribute to improving healthcare;
- Promote the use of data in healthcare;
- Eliminate silos and ensure collaboration between all levels of power and all stakeholders;
- Contribute to the implementation of integrated care in Belgium.
Empowerment and Integrated Care
There is a need for a shift from a disease-centered approach to a patient-centered approach. Empowering patients to co-manage their health in partnership with caregivers, including industry, is an important step towards developing a sustainable healthcare system. Owing to its multi-disciplinary membership, the IHC is well placed to help untangle the complex patient-centered healthcare puzzle.
Healthcare System Efficiency
New healthcare technologies and therapies are revolutionizing the healthcare approach. New pathway insights and a more efficient exchange of information across all healthcare partners will pave the way toward better, faster and more cost-effective outcomes and disease management at all levels. Interoperability is essential to establish the infrastructure of tomorrow’s health system.
Competitiveness and New Business Models
The IHC aims to retain and reinforce Belgium’s unique position as a leading healthcare hub, and by doing so make Belgium attractive for further healthcare-related investments. We must further develop cross-industry learning and multi-stakeholder collaboration, including new organizational and financial models. We will contribute to new integrated care models, allowing for – controlled – early access to innovation, demonstrating relevant clinical value, and ultimately developing new, value-based healthcare models.
Year of Healthcare
The Year of Healthcare – an initiative which ran from September 2020 until October 2021 – aimed to help build a long-term sustainable and innovative healthcare ecosystem for patients in Belgium while further strengthening Belgium’s position as a global leader in healthcare. During this year, several dedicated events were organized and various publications released.
Integrated Care Subcommittee
The Subcommittee wishes the installment of an overarching integrated care facilitator responsible for coordination and alignment with facilitators at national, regional and local levels and across disciplines. The Mission of the Subcommittee is to further work on the issue of integrated care and develop AmCham Belgium’s recommendations in that field while highlighting the contribution industry can provide with that regard.
Chaired by Bart Schelfhout, Public Affairs Manager - Sanofi.
Personalized Healthcare Subcommittee
The Subcommittee provides a forum for industry specialists and interested member to exchange views and best practices on topics related to personalized healthcare.
Chaired by Koen Raeymaekers, Medical Science Liaison and Tijs Neutens, Senior Manager Government Affairs and Corporate Communication BeLux - Amgen.
Real World Data Subcommittee
The Subcommittee aims to advocate for the integration of Real World Data (RWD) in the Belgian healthcare system, to lead to a more innovative, patient-centered and sustainable healthcare. The Subcommittee also directs its efforts towards the collection of good quality, shareable and researchable data, obtained through real-world settings.
Chaired by Bert Kindt, Director - IQVIA Solutions Belgium BV.
The Subcommittee's mission is to reach out to policy makers in the European Parliament and the Cabinet in order to organize political debates.
Chaired by Kathleen Commers, Senior Manager - Pfizer.