Friday at Five: Celebrating The Incrementalist

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To commemorate HealthcareNOW Radio’s show The Incrementalist crossing the milestone of 100 episodes, this week’s Friday at Five celebrates the show and its host, Dr. Nick. Follow Him: @drnic1

Tune in to The Incrementalist with Dr. Nick 
Show rebroadcasts at 4:00am, 12 noon, and 8:00pm ET every weekday.

For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

All About Dr Nick

Why he likes producing The Incrementalist: He loves the opportunity to meet new people, explore topics in detail, and learn about new and relevant areas of innovation in healthcare.

Fun Facts

  • Only guest to have appeared twice: Eric Topol (@EricTopol) He was kind enough to kick off the show on both episodes. Dr Nic characterizes him as a “generous leader and inspiration to many in healthcare and digital health.”
  • Holly is the name of Dr. Nick’s dog  and she has appeared live on the show more than once. She is known to “make an appearance” anytime a leaf went past her lookout post or there was a delivery or person that might be thinking about approaching her!
  • The number of times I have forgotten to hit record: three. Dr Nick apologizes to those 3 people who were kind, generous, and helped him re-record.

What Surprises Him: He is most surprised by the international nature of the audience (at least evidenced by his blog statics) that include most continents. The statistics for this year are heavily influenced by COVID19 so it is hard to tease out what was most interesting to the audience past that.

Favorite Episode: ‘I won’t single any one show out as I really do enjoy each and everyone I do.”

What He Looks for in a Guest: He is always seeking interesting innovative guests who have managed to find a way to improve healthcare for everyone by tapping into other industries or technologies or by finding a new path to innovation that involved small incremental steps that others can learn from.

Incremental Healthcare

Dr. Nick Van Terheyden is a leader in Digital Healthcare and Innovation and former Chief Medical Officer for Dell. He provides strategic insights and guidance to support healthcare organizations, medical professionals, and patients through information-enabled healthcare. Check out his website: Incremental Healthcare and his latest blog post Planning for the Next Season and Semester

Videos: Incremental Healthcare and Whiskey Librarian

Dr. Nick’s You Tube Channel includes the following playlists: Incremental Healthcare, Safely Back to Work/ COVID-19, HealthTechNet, Interviews, US Healthy Works, Favorites, Blunders and Wonders, and Tonight’s Tipple (a selection of tasting videos of whisky by Dr Nick, the Incrementalist)


News You Can Use

The first week of each month Dr. Nick teams up with Dr. Craig Joseph for their take on current news in their “News You Can Use” episodes. Check out this month’s post and episode Missing Care and Vaccination.