• We believe one day people will get sick no more
    We deliver the inspiration, insights & connections needed to help eradicate disease & make healthcare delightful.


    We look beyond current best practices and paint detailed landscapes of what healthcare could and should like in the near and far future. Moreover, we provide you with a clear roadmap and working manual on how to start building that future today, leveraging emergent but validated technologies and business models.


    Our secret topping: our notorious lateral scouting, delight thinking methodology and data-connecting capabilities.


    Join us in building a disease-free future.

  • Our offering



    At Healthskouts we help our clients envision & validate as yet unseen ways to compete in the scope of preventive, predictive, participatory & personalised health. We help you see and build the future and thereby take an innovative leadership position in the market.
    We look beyond current best practices and paint detailed landscapes of what healthcare could and should like in the near and far future. Moreover, we provide you with a clear roadmap and working manual on how to start building that future today, leveraging emergent but validated technologies and business models.
    Through a suite of personalised services, we bring the essential information, insights, inspiration and connections you need to take a leadership role in building integrated and value-driven care & eradicate diseases.

    From insights to implementation with partners


    The Healthskouts team is constantly scouting for relevant emerging technologies, digital products, novel biomarkers, biotech companies and startups. We make this information available to you via our constantly updated Scouting databases.


    By studying the scientific literature and conducting in-depth interviews with key experts and market leaders, we sketch state-of-the-art practices and strategies, and outline the most important lessons learned in the implementation of these strategies. We build a thorough understanding of the key trends in screening, diagnostics, therapeutics and care delivery, with a key focus on the implications of new digital & biological technologies, and novel business models. Building on our research, we generate creative concepts and create inspiring yet plausible scenarios. In this way we help you to take up and maintain an innovative leadership position in the market.


    All of this is delivered to you through easy-to-read reports, presentations and workshops.

    Through our scouting work, we connect you with key stakeholders and potential new partners - including non-obvious partners outside of healthcare. We do proactive introductions via Supplier & Startup Events and are always ready to put you in touch with the right partner.

    Eye-opening keynotes and mind-opening workshops

    Prof. Dr. Koen Kas is driven by the aim to make healthcare delightful, personalized & preventive. His keynotes on The future of healthcare and The digital & biology revolution, truly inspire all healthcare stakeholders (pharma, tech, insurance, hospitals, …) to develop digital health strategies. Koen blends science & technology with delight thinking & business model innovation, into novel experiences redefining Health.

    A selection of Koen's keynotes can be found here or on his personal homepage. Please click on image left to see how we can present from our green screen studio as long as no physical stages are 'open'.


  • Projects delivered

  • Patient Delight

    Janssen, a Johnson & Johnson company, has launched a Patient Delight movement manifesto based on Koen Kas’ keynotes and book ‘Your guide to delight’. It accompanies their move from selling medication, to selling real patient services and experiences ....not just beyond the pill.

    Infuse Delight

    We helped Janssen pharma rethink the entire Infuse Experience and turn it into a delightful journey for patients, their relatives and health professionals (haematologists, primary physicians and nurses).

    With our uniquely designed inspiration material and Delight thinking toolset - co-developed with our partner Pieter Sprangers at Domo de Refontiro - we unlocked unknown frictions, all amenable for simple, digital and non-digital solutions.


    Global Biopharma UCB mandated us to organise ‘Hack Epilepsy’ – where we translated needs from epilepsy patients & caregivers into 18 solutions, 4 of which turned into start-ups or internal solutions to UCB. Our innovative initiative subsequently won an award at the Eye For Pharma Barcelona Awards 2016. As a follow-up, Healthskouts became UCB’s external scouts for novel patient-directed solutions.


    Pfizer gave us the mandate to help them explore how mHealth tools could improve care delivery. Three companies spawned from the mHealth hackathon launch event. By inviting even the Belgian minister of health & the major Belgian payer in the jury, we facilitated the allocation of mEur 3.5 to start 24 mHealth clinical trials in Belgium. The first of these led to an FDA approved tool to predict atrial fibrillation in October 2018 (Fibricheck.com).

    Merck Shark tank event

    A top ten pharma company turned our workshop into an internal shark-tank event to drive global adoption of data-focused thinking.

    Co-creation with the patient

    A global pharma company asked us to ‘delight’ one of its medications, bottom-up, in co-creation with the patient. For such projects we start with a patient-round table, to map their frictions, and to paint them a number of unknowns to evaluate relevance to turn them into solutions.

    Two novel healthcare products

    For a Japanese chemistry company we ideated two novel healthcare products as their first entry into the healthcare space. For one of the products, tailored to dehydration prevention, we scouted for the needed building blocks to take this from the drawing board into R&D.

    A landscape for Danone - Nutricia

    A deep dive for Danone / Nutricia, one of the leading global food companies, we investigated the entire space of emerging food and nutrition start-ups which could play a role in the management of an emerging disease condition. This helped the company to position itself in this space.

    The Coca-Cola Company
    innovation pipeline in health & nutrition

    We have the honor to help The Coca-Cola Company build a purpose-driven
    innovation pipeline in health & nutrition

    An aspirational mission for AB Inbev

    For leading global brewery AB InBev, we were tasked to turn their blue collar prevention services into an aspirational operation.

    Health insurance companies

    For two leading health insurance companies, we screened for learnings from abroad including failure and success with the experimentation of digital health tools & gadgets and implementation of novel business models.

    Deep-dive into wearables

    For a major pharma we scouted for novel start-ups developing wearable tech that could be used to monitor a number of specific features in patients participating in a clinical trial for a given disease. This data is absent in classical competitive analysis databases (Thomson Reuters, Adis Insight etc). For another we scouted examples to show the different ways to get empowered by using real world data in the relation with their patients.

    Rethinking a preventive health provider

    Starting from a white page. For a leading preventive health provider, its customers being big corporates, we have shown how a boring prevention check-up can be turned into an aspirational experience, applying delight thinking via both technology and design ideas.

    Pharmacy of the future for McKesson

    Today, a pharmacist sells already many more products than only medicines, but it’s clear that the role of a pharmacist will evolve further in the future. Selling Apps and learn people how to work with these will become part of their offering. For US-based McKesson, the largest pharma supply chain company, we are helping to design the ‘Pharmacy of the future’ for which we introduced a new digital tool to learn from pharmacy clients in their ‘real world’.


    We built a patient engagement companion App to follow-up drug response and experience in the real world / in the patient setting.

    A deep dive into technology to help identify …
    <your task here>

    For a top 10 pharma company we have delivered a comprehensive Deep dive into the maturity of digital biomarkers, remote monitoring and smart medication / adherence tools. The company currently investigates how to dynamically deploy this company- and even pharma ecosystem-wide. For another company we did a similar analysis, but focused on very early stage approaches only, sometimes still academic lab based.

    VR / AR Storytelling

  • FDA/CE Certified Health App database

    Carefully curated database of FDA approved and/or CE certified health Apps


    Hi, we are Healthskouts. We believe we can build a world where people will no longer get sick.

    Where we die young ... as late as possible.


    Our combined backgrounds and passions in science, technology, design, business and data science create a powerful digital brain at company level that is deployed in a modular service offering. We do this by unlocking & connecting data silos and designing novel care experiences starting from your current products & services.


    For sure we cannot do this alone. Therefore we are reaching out to everybody who discovers novel tools, products, services, experiences which help to build that world in which we get ill no more.


    After all, we are all Healthskouts.

    Koen Kas

    Founder & CEO

    Healthcare visionary

    Prof. Dr. Koen Kas has over 25 years of experience in the health and biomedical sciences (elucidating disease, developing drugs & biomarkers, creating digital health plays beyond the pill). He is driven by the aim to make healthcare delightful, personalized and ultimately preventive.

    Koen published his vision in two books: Nooit meer ziek, "Sick no more"), and "Your guide to Delight", describing how we will evolve to such future.


    Luc Krols

    Co-founder & CDO

    Luc Krols, Ph.D., MBA, is a seasoned manager and entrepreneur with >25yrs of experience in lifescience R&D, of which 20yrs in leading positions in successful pharma and biotech companies. Perseverance is one of Luc's signature strengths. Building bridges is his mission, substantiated by his very own blend of expertise in business, biology and data ranging from bio-informatics over data-mining to machine & deep learning.

    Frank Boermeester

    Insights & Strategy Lead

    Frank Boermeester, MA Research Psychology, MBA, is a multidisciplinary analyst and strategist on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare for the benefit of patients. Frank combines advanced skills in research, data analytics, innovation processes and product development. At Healthskouts, Frank drives much of our advisory work for customers and is strategic lead of the Healthskouts platform.

    Bart Collet

    Innovation architect

    Bart pragmatically improves healthcare delivery via the newest technologies & business models. He’s been manager of a care home for 25y, build several software solutions, sits on various boards and is passionate about digitisation solutions that enable more empathy.

    Jeroen Knitel

    Technical visionary

    Jeroen Knitel, Ma. is a technical wunderkind specialized in software architecture and data analysis with over 15 years of experience. Educated in the academics behind new media & digital culture he combines both science branches when aiming to build innovative and solid software infrastructures for online and mobile platforms.

  • Contact Us

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