Dr Nick van Terheyden responsible for providing strategic insight to help Dell advance its healthcare service
Dell Services announced today that Nick van Terheyden, former chief medical information officer of Nuance Communications, has been named Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences chief medical officer.
As chief medical officer, Dr van Terheyden, is responsible for providing strategic insight to help Dell advance its support of healthcare organisations, medical professionals and patients through information-enabled healthcare. He will report to Sid Nair, vice president and global general manager of Dell’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Services business.
“Dr van Terheyden’s unique combination of medical experience, business strategy and creativity make him the perfect addition to Dell,” said Sid Nair, vice president and global general manager of healthcare and life sciences at Dell Services.
“As Dell’s new chief medical officer, Dr van Terheyden will play a key role in providing our customers access to expertise that is crucial in navigating clinical issues and applying innovative solutions in an increasingly-complex healthcare industry.”
As a 25-year veteran of healthcare technology, Dr van Terheyden is well regarded for his contributions to the evolution of healthcare technology sector. As a thought leader and social media evangelist, Dr van Terheyden will help Dell’s global healthcare customers develop a strategy and apply technology to achieve an IT environment that is interconnected, efficient and patient focused.
Prior to joining Dell, he served as chief medical information officer for Nuance, where he drove the company’s healthcare strategy to improve healthcare utilising technology including speech recognition, medical intelligence and clinical language understanding to positively impact patient outcomes.
Dr van Terheyden has impressive international experience in the Middle East, Australia, the UK, Malaysia and New Zealand. His diverse career experiences include collaborations with top healthcare organisations including Philips Healthcare, Mount Sinai Medical Center, KPMG, Healthcare International and Shell. Additionally, he aided in the development of one of the first electronic medical records and a few years later served as a business leader in one of the first speech recognition internet companies. He is a graduate of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London and has several professional memberships including HIMSS, mHealth Executive Committee, AMIA, and AMDIS.