Emergency Physician, AZ Maria Middelares Hospital
Dr. Philippe Heerinckx graduated as a medical doctor in 2001 at the University of Leuven (Belgium), and got his master degree in Emergency Medicine in 2010. During his training, he was a resident in the University hospital of Leuven (Belgium), the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hospital in Aalst (Belgium) and the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland). He got a master degree in disaster management in 2008 and a master degree in hospital management and healthcare policy in 2012 (both at the University of Leuven).
He was head of the emergency department of the AZ Delta Hospital in Roeselare (Belgium) from 2012 to 2015 and is currently working as an emergency physician in the AZ Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent (Belgium).
He is also working as an independent consultant in improving clinical operations in the emergency department and hospital-wide and is medical adviser for Auriex, a company providing medical-tactical training to police and armed forces.
He entered his first IEDLI course in Leuven in 2012, and followed the subsequent IEDLI advanced, certification and refresher courses in Florence, Berlin and Barcelona and Amsterdam. He was a mentor in the CEDE certification course in Amsterdam.
His special interests are value-based healthcare, patient flow management, team work, interdisciplinary collaboration, negotiations, change management, and improvement processes.