Health House Event

Growth 4 Health: AI in Healthcare – a story about the Why, Wow en Well

Health House

About this event

To say that AI will be a crucial building block for the future of healthcare is stating the obvious. However, we must be aware of both the possibilities and limitations of AI and what it can actually mean in practice.

If it does not serve the patient and healthcare provider, we can seriously question its effectiveness. In other words, how can we ensure we do not miss the impact of AI in healthcare? By making AI acceptable. In this keynote, Tom Braekeleirs delves deeper into AI, beyond the hype. A story about the Why, Wow, and Well of AI in Healthcare.

Our speaker

Tom Braekeleirs is a health nerd and innovation leader in the field of digital health. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked for companies like EDS-AT Kearney, Navision, and Microsoft. In 2015, he made a career switch to lead the BlueHealth Innovation Center, a non-profit organization active in healthcare digitalization. In mid-2023, this organization became part of imec, after which Tom became a speaker at Nexxworks and founded Nexxtt.Health. He is also a professor of Digital Medical Technology at UGent (Faculty of Health Sciences). He is an advisor, podcaster, speaker, lecturer, and columnist on topics such as the future of health, digital technology, and entrepreneurship. In 2022, he received the PRoF Award for Innovation for his contributions to promoting digital innovation in healthcare. His personal motto is: "Change the world or go home!"

6:00 PM: Assembly and welcome at Health House
6:15 PM: Start of tour: Experience The Future of Health and Care
7:00 PM: Keynote: AI in Healthcare: A story about the Why, Wow en Well!
7:45 PM: Networking session with refreshments
9:00 PM: Conclusion


Thursday, 22 August 2024
Start: 18.00
End: 21.00
Price: Free, but in case of no show, Health House will invoice you €25


Health House

Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4, 3001 Leuven