About 2020-01-24T10:49:56+01:00

My Story

Koen Kas is a healthcare visionary driven by the aim to make healthcare delightful, personalised, and ultimately preventive. He published his vision in 2 books. ‘Sick no more’ describes how we will transition from reactive sickcare to pro-active healthcare. ‘Your guide to Delight’ is a roadmap towards Creating health, dealing with change, introducing our personal Digital Twin.
With Healthskouts, he inspires any healthcare stakeholder to Delight its customer using novel DelightThinking methodology. By unlocking & connecting data silos, Healthskouts uncovers surprising insights and designs novel experiences, as such helping its clients envision & validate unseen ways to compete in the scope of predictive and personalised health.

“Make Healthcare delightful, personalised, and ultimately preventive”

Koen is guest professor Molecular Oncology at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and chairs the scientific committee of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation. He is editor of the mHealth Journal & the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. He is an ambassador for health tech experience zone Health House & advises 7 pioneering healthcare companies. He has over 250 international keynotes under his belt, including for many Fortune 500 companies.

Before, Koen spent 15 years in Executive positions at 4 leading biotech companies, combining that with academic cancer and omics research. As CSO Oncology of Thrombogenics he helped spin out Oncurious, which recently obtained it’s IND to start clinical trials with a pediatric brain tumour drug. Koen was earlier founding CEO & CSO of Pronota, a protein biomarker company committed to better diagnosis and personalized medicine in the areas of ovarian cancer, preeclampsia, cardio-renal failure & sepsis. He was, prior to that Director drug discovery at Galapagos, one of the leading European life-sciences companies. Previously, he set up and directed the Cancer drug discovery program at Tibotec (now Johnson & Johnson).

“The future is no longer about being sick

He received his PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Antwerp where he also obtained a degree in Business Administration. In 1999 he was appointed professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium and lecturer at Harvard University, Boston, USA. He is author of over 60 publications in international journals in the field of cancer, biomarkers, human genomics and proteomics. He authored over 20 patents and patent applications. He is a member of different scientific societies and received prestigious awards from NATO and the Collen Research Foundation and from the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences and the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.
He started his career at the Center of Human Genetics in Leuven, elucidating the molecular basis of salivary gland tumors and the hereditary endocrine tumor syndrome MEN1.

Current Projects

Healthskouts

Healthskouts inspires any healthcare stakeholder to Delight its customer.

By unlocking & connecting data silos, we uncover surprising insights and design novel experiences, as such helping our clients envision & validate unseen ways to compete in the scope of predictive and personalised health.

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JRKK

Fashiontech queen Jasna Rokegem and myself, announced more than just their partnership (“JRKK”) December 2017. They invited people to visit their first seminar at the And& Summit & Festival in Leuven, May 3, 2018. We are convinced that the marriage between FashTech and HealthTech allows us to create completely novel interfaces and solutions. Stay tuned to experience how connecting the dots between totally different worlds is the way to shape a future where sickcare turns healthcare !
To book Koen & Jasna as a duo click here

Regulated Health Apps

We have created a database of regulated health Apps that can be useful for patients, physicians and / or other key health players, along with useful information (iOS or Android, free or paying, which mark of approvals …). We hope that this will help physicians to make an informed decision about the use of mobile medical applications in their practice.

We also invite you to improve this database. Good or bad experiences can be useful for your colleagues. Obviously, any errata or updates may also always be reported via apps@healthskouts.com.

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Health House

I am an Ambassador to Health House.

Health House opens up new horizons in health technology by uniting health, high-tech and all the people around it. Providing hands-on interaction with cutting-edge technology and inspiration for research, business, and cooperations. Health House will turn every visit into a unique experience.

Here is a little movie.

If you have novel technology you would like to showcase, please get in touch to discuss the power thereof.

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