Jan Vertriest

Jan Vertriest

Real World Data Manager


Real World Data and Real World Evidence

With the digitalization of healthcare processes more and more Real World Data become available. Real world evidence is becoming more and more important for innovative drugs during research and their life cycle, to the benefit of the patients and the sustainability of our healthcare system. During this session will be presented a concrete experience with Belgian healthcare databases.


Jan Vertriest is working at MSD Belgium, an innovative worldwide pharmaceutical company. His first professional contacts with patients date from his studies and first work experience as a physiotherapist. After multiple roles in sales and marketing at Janssen and MSD, today Jan works as a Health Policy Manager at the External Affairs Department of MSD Belgium. In this role he’s responsible for the MSD Belgium Health Literacy project and thus a good guest to provide the real life view, experience on the launch and rollout of HealthNest, a Health Literacy Incubator.