Dr. Nick van Terheyden brings a distinctive blend of medical practitioner and business strategist, both national and international, to the realm of healthcare technology. A graduate of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, Dr. van Terheyden is a pioneering creator in the evolution of healthcare technology. After several years as a medical practitioner in London and Australia, he joined an international who’s who in healthcare, academia and business, in the development of the first electronic medical record in the early 1990’s and later, as a business leader in one of the first speech recognition Internet companies. His rare combination of patience, creativity, skill and intrinsic business ethics has led him to a diverse career in healthcare with some of the most prestigious hospitals, consulting firms, and technology companies.
He is currently Chief Medical Officer for NTT Data Healthcare Services business where he is responsible for providing strategic insight to help NTT Data advance its support of healthcare organizations, medical professionals and patients through information-enabled healthcare. He will be helping NTT Data’s global healthcare customers develop a strategy and apply technology to achieve an IT environment that is interconnected, efficient and patient-focused.
In addition to writing and lecturing on futuristic trends in healthcare technology, his advice and counsel is sought by hospitals, physicians and other allied healthcare professionals — all of whom are trying to figure out how to integrate and use technology to make the healthcare system work from the perspectives of quality and financial success. Dr. van Terheyden pays attention not just to processes and systems, but to people. His ability to speak in terms people can actually understand makes him a sought out speaker
Specialties: Healthcare Informatics, Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Digital Health, Mobile Health
Dr van Terheyden has spoken at conferences worldwide including the Annual Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Consumer Technology Association (CES) and SXSW. Dr van Terheyden has contributed materials to several text books numerous journals and magazines and has had several regular columns published.