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Nick van Terheyden
Chief Medical Information Officer

In his leadership role as Chief Medical Information Officer for Nuance Communications, Dr. van Terheyden brings a distinctive blend of medical practitioner and business strategist to the realm of healthcare technology for some of the world’s largest, most prestigious healthcare systems. Dr. van Terheyden is a pioneering creator in the evolution of healthcare technology and puts his medical and technology expertise to work for clients who are striving to integrate technology and raise the bar in healthcare delivery and quality. After graduating from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, Dr. van Terheyden spent several years in the 1990s as a medical practitioner in London and Australia. During that time he joined an international Who's Who in healthcare, academia and business and developed the first electronic medical record. Dr. van Terheyden later worked 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. Additionally 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.

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