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 Information Officer for Nuance where his insider perspective allows him to put his medical and technology expertise to work for clients who are striving to raise the bar for healthcare delivery. He sits on the board of the Clinical Documentation Improvement Association (CDIA) where he 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 on the practical and futuristic use of technology as a necessary adjunct in quality patient care.
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.