Dr. Nick is a leader in Digital Healthcare and Innovation and former Chief Medical Officer for Dell. He provides strategic insights and guidance to support healthcare organizations, medical professionals, and patients through information-enabled healthcare. He brings an incremental approach to developing successful strategies and applies his expertise to achieve a technology environment that is interconnected, efficient and patient-focused. He is a highly sought out speaker on the practical and futuristic use of healthcare technology and how it can improve patient engagement and wellness
Dr. Nick brings a distinctive blend of medical practitioner and business strategist, both national and international, to the realm of digital 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 health record in the early 1990’s and later, as a business leader in one of the first speech recognition 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. His focus is on small improvements we can learn from other industries and can be applied in healthcare to bring immediate value but that also add up to the big leap in we need and are all looking for – focusing on evolution, not revolution.
He was most recently the Chief Medical Officer for Dell where he was responsible for providing strategic insight establishing the organization as an innovator in healthcare technology and Digital Health. In addition to writing and lecturing on futuristic trends in healthcare technology, his advice and counsel are 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: Digital Health, Internet of Medical Things (IoT), Medical Home, Healthcare Informatics, Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Mobile Health, Social Media.
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.
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