Nick van Terheyden, MD

Whisky Librarian, Public Speaker, and Doctor in Maryland

Nick van Terheyden, MD

Whisky Librarian, Public Speaker, and Doctor in Maryland

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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 the founder of Incremental Healthcare where he seeks out the small changes that can be applied quickly and effectively that offer immediate benefits and value but become part of an ongoing broader strategy to improve quality, reduce cost and increase access to healthcare. He looks for innovation in other industries that have already solved some of the most vexing problems we face in healthcare and understand how we can learn and successfully apply their innovation in the complex world of healthcare.

Prior to this he was the Chief Medical Officer for Dell where he was responsible for providing strategic insight to help Dell advance its support of healthcare organizations, medical professionals and patients through information-enabled healthcare.

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

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