Speaking Engagements

Nick van Terheyden, MD
Speaking Engagements


2017 Speaking Engagements


CNS Summit
November 2017
Social Media Bootcamp for Executives

Social Media is an integral part of everyone’s lives. Despite the pervasive nature of the communication channel healthcare professionals remain technology laggards and late adopters. This session will offer insights to help healthcare professionals understand why they should join the community and participate in the discussion. The sessions will include practical hands-on activities including tools and techniques on how to effectively participate in the new connected healthcare world.


SXSW: Panel: Heal Thyself! How Tech Improves Health & Self-Care
arch 2017

Health is active and matter-of-fact, not passive and magical. Technology can enhance health by narrowing gaps in care and tailoring care to people’s lives. Those with limited resources may need access. Those with more resources might benefit from less care. Communication technology can transform healthcare, as it has countless other industries, by helping physicians and other providers transfer their expertise directly to those who need care. Benign, preference-sensitive conditions such as tennis elbow might even be entirely self-managed in the near future. This panel will explore the opportunities and potential barriers to improved health via technology-based self-care.

July 2017
Do No Harm Panel

One of the largest ever recorded attendance of any evening panel at DefCon that had to be moved into a larger room. Panel reviewed the challenges associated with technology in healthcare and the lack of security and how organizations and individuals can approach and mitigate the risks










Medical Informatics World
May 2017

Data-Driven Preventative Care: Connecting the Data to Patients

The best analytics in the world is useless if the results do not quickly and easily pass into the hands of the people who can act. One of the biggest barriers to effective population health improvement is friction in the flow of information between health plans, hospitals/health systems, and physicians. To make data flow freely to those who need it, you must have the effective technology to integrate, manage and analyze the multitude of data streams in healthcare, and you also need leaders who prioritize data sharing over the competitive interests of conflicting health delivery systems. With free-flowing information routed to all the interested parties including the oft-forgotten but all important patient, we can successfully identify those at risk and develop appropriate interventions.


Health Evolution Summit
March 2017
What Hospitality and Retail can Teach Us in Healthcare

  • Explore how the hotel and retail industries use digital tools to reduce friction, personalize and create a powerful consumer experience.  Explore how the hotel and retail industries use digital tools to reduce friction, personalize and create a powerful consumer experience.  What are the most applicable lessons learned from Disney and Marriott?
  • Where is healthcare applying hospitality or retail approaches to engage patients?
  • Does good data exist on what’s working?


Digital Health Show
March 2017

What’s the Next Leap

What’s the next leap? What technologies driving new models in healthcare and can the tech revolution change the cost perspective and democratize access to healthcare – Successful new models in medical technology have set global benchmarks and we explore their potential and application.


Arizona Tech Council: Keynote Presentation MedTech Conference
February 2017

The Future of Healthcare

You can read about the conference in this piece by Katie Lockhart at MeltMedia: MedTech– Printing Babies Hearts, Drone Life Support, and the Resistance of the Elderly (AZ Tech MedTech – Meltmedia Review)

February 2017

The Best Exotic Marigold Hospital: Hilton Digital Experience

Featured in the “Views from the Top” key note sessions at the annual HIMSS conference.

When healthcare entrepreneur and consultant Leonard Kish said “Patient engagement is the blockbuster drug of the century,” he summed up the power of engagement to improve health outcomes. But the inpatient hospital experience can sap a person of autonomy and control, making it more difficult to engage patients in their own care. How can we give back that sense of autonomy to hospitalized patients and inspire them to be responsible for their own care? Hilton Hotels has reimagined the guest experience, using digital tools to give guests a greater sense of autonomy, to offer more personal choices and to reduce “friction” inherent in travel. Many of these tools can be used in hospitals to increase the feeling of control and autonomy for patients and family members and reduce the stress and confusion inherent in a hospital stay. By learning lessons from the hotel industry, healthcare organizations can increase the sense of control and personalize the hospital stay in ways that result in more positive and more powerful patient engagement.

January 2017
Consumer Health Data Goes to the Doctor

Panel discussion on the value and challenges associated with the consumerization of wearable devices and the need for standards and regulatory oversight while not stifling progress. (Participants: Matthew Diamond, MD, Ph.D., Medical Director, Fossil Group; Michael Mc Connell, MD, Head, Cardiovascular Health Innovations, Verily Life Sciences/Alphabet Inc.; Michael Nova, MD., Chief Innovations Officer, Pathway Genomics; S. John Korangy, MD, MPH, Co-Founder and CEO, CareClix; Dr. Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer, Philips)



2016 Speaking Engagements


Sensor Summit
December 2016

The Intelligent Home: Medical Sensors Nudging towards Better Health & Healthcare

Reviewing the landscape of sensor technology with an eye to patient engagement and nudging pateints towards better health and improving their healthacre trajectory


December 2016
Data and Knowledge Discovery in BioMedicine

Exploring the exploding world of data in healthcare and how we manage the deluge of data and apply it effectively to improve care

CNS Summit
November 2016
Social Media Bootcamp for Executives

Social Media is an integral part of everyone’s lives. Despite the pervasive nature of the communication channel healthcare professionals remain technology laggards and late adopters. This session will offer insights to help healthcare professionals understand why they should join the community and participate in the discussion. The sessions will include practical hands-on activities including tools and techniques on how to effectively participate in the new connected healthcare world.

WATCH (Wearable Technology in Healthcare) Conference
June 2016


Wearables Application and Integration in the Hospital Environment

The Future of Medicine will be Predictive, Personalized Precise, Participatory, Preventive and how to achieve this by including wearable technology and engaging patients in participatory healthcare. Wearables are increasingly found throughout the consumer world and are making their way into healthcare and the clinical setting – but how do you integrate these devices effectively into the complex workflow of healthcare and clinicians

Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
Jun 2016
Social Media Bootcamp

Social Networking for CMIO’s and Other Clinical TypesSocial Networking for CMIO’s and Other Clinical Types
Feel as if the world is passing you by on a whole different channel of social media. Wondering what a tweet is, what a Re-Tweet and favorite are. Think that Social media is just something your kids/grandkids/unemployed hackers do. Believe there is not enough time to keep my IT systems running, doctors happy and patients being safely treated to take on any other tasks, especially social media which is for kids. Wondering what on earth a SnapChat, Periscope, or Blab is?

Social Media is an integral part of everyone’s lives. Despite the pervasive nature of the communication channel healthcare professionals remain technology laggards and late adopters. This session will offer insights to help healthcare professionals understand why they should join the community and participate in the discussion. The sessions will include practical hands-on activities including tools and techniques on how to effectively participate in the new connected healthcare world.

OACCAC – The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres
June 2016

Title: Connected Care and the Patient Experience


Asembia Specialty Pharmacy
May 2017
Can Digital Health Solve the $100 Billion Medication Adherence Problem?

Covering the hot trends in digital health and the impact on patients and medication adherence. Exploring potential innovations that can help manage and support pateint treatment an compliance

2015 Speaking Engagements


Health IT and Marketing PR Conference
05/07/2015, Las Vegas
The Socially Engaged Corporate CMO: Effective Use of Social Media for the Busy CMO

An exploration of Social media through the eyes of a Chief Medical Officer and clinicians. How can they effectively leverage resources in healthcare marketing and social media. Learn about the roles, responsibilities and activities of these clinical professionals and how they can be effectively used to extend marketing reach and build market thought leadership programs


Saudi – US Healthcare Forum 2015 (Saudi American Healthcare Forum)
04/27/2015, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Hospital System Challenges: Insurance & Electronic Record Training

While a range of challenges face the efficiency of hospital management, the collection of patient data health does not flow among healthcare systems in a cohesive or standardized way. Entities within the healthcare system face challenges when collecting race, ethnicity, and language data from patients, enrollees, members, and respondents. Explicitly expressing the rationale for the data collection and training staff, organizational leadership, and the public to appreciate the need to use valid collection mechanisms may improve the situation. Nevertheless, some entities face health information technology (Health IT) constraints and internal resistance.


Mobile Voice Conference (AVIOS)
04/20/2015, San Jose
Wearables, Health and Voice – The Perfect Storm


04/15/2015, HIMSS, Chicago
MasterChef in Healthcare: Integrating Social Media

Social Media is rapidly becoming an integral part of our lives. Despite the pervasive nature of the communication channel healthcare remains a technology laggard. This presentation from HIMSS15 Wednesday Apr 15) will offer insights to help understand why healthcare professionals should join the community, participate in the discussion and how can do so successfully.



2014 Speaking Engagements

HIMSS Middle East, Integrated Health Innovations Conference
12/18/14, Dubai UAE
Panel: “Strategies and Successes in Implementing Speech Recognition”

Mass TLC 2014 Healthcare Conference
12/3/14, Boston, MA
Panel: “Convergence of Healthcare and the Digital Consumer”

11/17/14, Liverpool, England
Presentation: “Achieving a Paperless NHS — Speech Enablement to Accelerate Adoption”

Medicine 2.0
11/13-14, Maui, HI
Presentation: “Speech and Medical Intelligence – Allowing Doctors to Focus on Patients not Technology”
Panel: “Digital Divide”

EHI Live 2014
11/5-6, Birmingham England
Presentation: “Speech and Medical Intelligence –Revolutionizing the Doctor and Patient Experience”

Connected Healthcare 2014
11/14-15, San Diego, CA
Presentation: “mHealth Reimbursement: Who Will Pay?”

AHIMA ‘14 Annual Convention
9/29-10/2/14, San Diego, CA
Presentation: “A Game of Documentation – Winter is Coming; Surviving ICD10”

Health 2.0 2014
9/21/14, Santa Clara, CA
Demo Panel: “Provider Tools for Smarter Care and Improved Workflow”

8/18-20/14, New York, NY
Panel: “The Digital Healthcare Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges for Speech and Other Technologies”

Next Generation Healthcare Summit
6/9/14, Austin, TX
Presentation: “Mind the Gap: Intelligently Bridging Clinical Documentation from Start to Finish”

5/7/14, Las Vegas, NV
Presentation: “Advancing CDI Through Innovative Technologies”

World of Health IT (WoHIT)
4/2-4/14, Nice, France
Panel: “Enabling the EHR with Speech Recognition – A Natural Synergy”


2013 Speaking Engagements

Health 2.0
10/29– 9/2/13, Silicon Valley, CA
Presentation: “Speech Technology Will Transform Medicine”

British Institute of Radiology
9/25/13, Birmingham, UK
Presentation: “Assistive Technologies for PACS & Radiology”

Medicine 2.0
9/23 – 24/13, London, UK
Presentation: “Bringing an Intelligent Virtual Assistant to Healthcare”

HIMSS Tennessee
9/17 – 18/13
Presentation: “Will Artificial Intelligence Come to Healthcare?”
Round Table: “The Future of Voice Recognition and Natural Language Processing”

eHealth Summit
9/2 – 5/13, Bern Switzerland
Presentation: “From Graphical User Interface to Conversational User Interface”

Allscripts User Conference
8/21 – 23/13, Chicago, IL
Presentation: “The Next Chapter in Healthcare Documentation”

8/5/13, Washington, DC
Presentation: “Advancing CDI Through Information Technology”

AMDIS Annual PCC Symposium
6/25-28/13, Ojai, CA
Presentation: “Clinical Documentation and Speech Recognition”

6/10 – 12/13
Presentation: “Using Innovation and Technology to Address the ICD-10 Transition”

Canada’s Health Informatics Association (COACH), e-Health 2013
5/28/13, Ottawa, Canada
Presentation: “How to Make Effective Use of Existing Data”

World of Health IT (WoHIT)
5/13/13, Dublin Ireland
Presentation: “Easing the Burden of Technology Adoption for Patients and Clinicians”

5/15 – 16/13
Presentation: “Ways that Speech Technology will Transform Medicine”

HIMSS Arkansas Regional Meeting
Presentation: “Ways that Speech Technology will Transform Medicine”

NHS Productivity – Transforming Healthcare
2/26–28/13, North Yorkshire, England
Presentation: “Intelligent Speech Recognition in Healthcare–Easing the Burden of Technology Adoption for Patients and Clinicians”

The Inaugural Idea Exchange—Digital Healthcare (Center for Digital Exchange)
1/24/13, Irvine, CA
Presentation: “Mobile health Solutions and How They will Impact our Current Environment”


2012 Speaking Engagements

11/26-29/12, Chicago, IL
Presentation: “Recipe for Improving Radiation Safety and Quality: A Dash of Streamlined Workflow, a Spoonful of Data Integration and a Cup of Data Mining Tools”

HIMSS 2012
February 21 – 24, 2012, Orlando, FL
Presentation: “Calling Dr. Watson to Ward 8 Stat”

Original Presentation archived here

Recognize how technology can bring real-time knowledge and the latest clinical developments to the clinicians‟ workflow and define IBM‟s Watson technology with insights into the DeepQATM process, the complexities and details of the DeepQATM challenge, and how these tools and techniques can be applied in a clinical context.
The presentation summarizes the progress to date on the development and implementation behind the scenes on Watson in healthcare and the challenge of the data tsunami challenge faced in the clinical settings and how artificial intelligence technology like Watson can offer new means for rapid access to critical, specific and highly relevant data with corresponding links to underlying evidence.


2011 Speaking Engagements

mHealth Summit
12/5-7/11, Washington, DC
Presentation: “Limit-less Accessibility to Healthcare Innovation”

Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting (RSNA)
11/27/11-12/2/11, Chicago, IL
Presentation: “Calling Dr. Watson to Radiology”

West Virginia Health Information Management Association
4/27/11, Charleston, WV
Presentation: “The Height of Inefficiency – The Documentation Burden and How to Solve It”

Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA)
4/14-16/11, Charlotte, NC
Presentation: “Meaningful Use Day of Reckoning: Exchange Basic Records and Meet Early Requirements”

Long Island Health Information Management Association
4/6/11, Long Island, NY
Presentation: “True HIM Grit: An Expose of Documentation Challenges and Solutions”

HIMSS 2011
2/21-24/11, Orlando, FL
Presentation: “Clinical Language Understanding—The Bleeding Edge of Meaningful Use”


2009 Speaking Engagements

11/29/09– 12/4/09, Chicago, IL
Presentation: “Clinical Narrative and Structured Data in the Radiology Report—Harmony with Healthstory”

10/3-7/09, Grapevine, TX
Presentation: “Clinical Narrative and Structured Data in the EHR—Venus and Mars Live in Harmony with CDA4CDT”

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
8/9/09, Las Vegas, NV
Presentation: “Speech Understanding—The Key to Unlocking Clinical Knowledge and Delivering Safer, Cost Effective Care”

Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)
7/29/09, Nashville, TN
Presentation: “Healthstory—From Dictation to Clinical Data”

mHealth Initiative
5/5/09, Washington, DC
Presentation: “Mobile Documentation for Clinicians Dictation to Clinical Data”

Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA)
4/22-26/09, Louisville KY
Presentation: “Healthstory–Dictation to Clinical Data: Automating the Production of Structured and Encoded Documents”

Towards the Electronic Patient Record (TEPR)
2/1-5/09, Palm Springs, CA
Presentation: “Dictation to Clinical Data: Automating the Production of Structure and Encoded Documents”


2008 Speaking Engagements

Physician Practice Compliance Conference (HCCA)
10/3/08, Philadelphia, PA
Presentation: “From Dictation to Clinical Data: Achieving Documentation Compliance”

Axolotl User Conference
10/1/08, New York, NY
Presentation: “Crossing the Chasm—From Dictation to Structured Clinical Data”

HIMSS Annual Conference 2008
2/24-28/08, Orlando, FL
Presentation: “ From Speech to Standards to Decision Support”


2007 Speaking Engagements

Amphion Medical Solutions Thought Leadership Symposium
9/26/07, Madison, WI
Presentation: “Clinical Document Architecture: Unlocking the Clinical Information in Health Documents”

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
7/8–12/07, Orlando FL
Presentation: “Speech Recognition—Transforming Radiology into a Strategic Asset”


2006 Speaking Engagements

AHIMA 2006
10/7–12/06, Denver, CO
Presentation: “Natural Language Processing Technology and Terminologies: Mining Free Text”

SpeechTek 2006
8/7 -10/06, New York, NY
Presentation: “Speech Recognition – Aids Faster Access”

American Healthcare Radiology administrators (AHRA)
8/1/06, Las Vegas, NV
Presentation: “Speech Recognition – Better Care and Lower Cost”

California Health Information Association (CHIA)
6/3- 7/06, Rancho Mirage, CA
Presentation: “Speech Recognition—It’s Not All About Accuracy”

North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA)
5/2 –5/06, Charlotte, NC
Presentation: “Speech Recognition—Better Care and Lower Cost”

SpeechTek 2006
2/1/06, San Francisco, CA
Presentation: “A Practical Guide to Using SpeechMagic in the Cintrix Environment”
Presentation: “Man to Computer Interaction will Dramatically Improve in the Next Decade”


2005 Speaking Engagements

Information Technology In Healthcare
11/26 – 30/05, Dubai, UAE
Presentation: “Ensuring Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality in Healthcare Organizations”

SpeechTek 2005
7/30/05, New York, NY
Panel: “Opportunities and Challenges for Speech in Health Care”

Towards the Electronic Patient Record (TEPR)
Presentation: “Speech Recognition Programs for Clinical Documentation–Recognizing the Meaning”

Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA), Annual Conference
4/14/05, Atlanta, GA
Presentation: “Healthcare Technology Star Wars: Will The Force be With You, or Against You?”


2004 Speaking Engagements

Dean Healthcare Systems
11/2/04, Madison, WI
Faculty Presentation: “The Electronic Medical Record: Ready or Not, Here It Comes!”

AHIMA 2004, Annual Conference
10/11/04, Chicago, IL
Presentation: “If You Say It, It Will Be So—Advances in Speech Recognition Technology”

North Broward Hospital District
7/8/04, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Faculty Presentation: “All the World’s a Stage for the EMR. Or is it?”

NY Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA), Annual Conference
June 7, 2004
Presentation: “Using Technology to Achieve Six Sigma in Healthcare”

John Hopkins Technical Sessions, Division of Health Sciences Informatics
Informatics Teaching Program: “Voice to Data: The Holy Grail, Use of Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding”

Towards the Electronic Patient Record (TEPR), Annual Conference
Presentation: “How to Document Patient Information, Quickly and Easily”

North Carolina Health Information Management Association, Annual Conference
5/13/04, Greensboro, NC
Presentation: “The Future of Healthcare Technology: Who’s Driving the Train and Who’s On Board?”

HIMSS Advocacy Day
4/1/04, Washington DC
Panel: “Should Off-shore Outsourcing of Health Information be Banned?

HIMSS Annual Conference
2/4/04, Orlando Florida
Presentation: “Quantify the Results of Your Healthcare Application Systems”


2003 Speaking Engagements

College of Healthcare Management Information Executives (CHIME) Webinar
10/30/03, online
Online Educational Session: “Electronic Medical Records: Ready or Not, Here it Comes”

AHIMA Annual Conference
10/19/03, Minneapolis, MN
Presentation: “Quantifying the Results of Your Healthcare Applications Systems”

SpeechTek 2003, Annual Conference
9/29/03, New York, NY
Presentation: “Making Organizations More Productive Using Speech”

Patient Care Delivery and Safety Conference
Chairman and Presenter: “A Dream of Documentation”


2002 Speaking Engagements

Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA), Annual Conference
4/9/02, Tampa, FL
Presentation: “Internet Security for the Medical Transcription Industry”


2001 Speaking Engagements

AAMT Annual Conference
Presentation: “Internet Security – Is My Data Safe?”

MTIA Annual Conference
April 2001, Seattle, Washington
Discussion Forum: “ASP’s – The Good the Bad and the Ugly”


2000 Speaking Engagements

MTIA, Annual Conference
April 2000, Toronto, Canada
Presentation: “Application Service Providers – What are They and How do they Affect My Business”