Dell Services has appointed Nick van Terheyden, M.D., former chief medical information officer of Nuance Communications as the new Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences chief medical officer. Under his leadership, Dr. van Terheyden will help Dell advance its support of healthcare organizations, 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.” Sid Nair, vice president and global general manager, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Dell Services in a statement. “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; 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 utilizing 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 organizations including Philips Healthcare, Mount Sinai Medical Center, KPMG, Healthcare International and Shell. Additionally, he aided in the development of one of the first EMRs, 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.