Consultant Biography

Since 1986, Don Van Syckle has specialized in the medical electronic health record and imaging market segments. He has personally pioneered the development of several key health record technologies and medical standards including Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Picture Archive and Communication Systems (PACS), Imaging Workstations, etc. He has expertise in medical standard’s such as DICOM (Digital Imaging Communication in Medicine), Health Level 7 (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), HL7 V2 messaging, and IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise). He has been a speaker throughout the world at various conferences such as RSNA, SPIE, CAR, SCAR, AHRA, AAO, ECR, HIMSS, JIRA, IHE and more.

As President of DVS Consulting, Don provides training, consulting, standard’s development, medical records integration services. He has personally trained thousands of people in DICOM, IHE and HL7 and has provided consulting services to over 30 medical vendors and professional organizations worldwide.

Don Van Syckle, medical electronic health records technologies consultant

Don Van Syckle, electronic health records technologies consultant and trainer

Don is known as “a world-wide DICOM and IHE expert”. He has provided leadership and chairman positions in various medical standards development related to DICOM, IHE and National Electronic Health Record Initiatives. Don was the Chairman of the DICOM lead technical committee (WG6) for over 7 years and a co-chair of the Data Architecture Team for the Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP). He has experience in different medical standards related to PACS, Electronic Heath Records, Personal Health Records, and more.

While working for Merge Technologies, Don was the Director of Product Innovation and responsible for marketing and development teams related to products such as digital archiving, image workstations, image acquisition and HL7 to DICOM interfaces. He also was the creator and Director of the Merge’s professional consulting services.

Don started his medical career at GE Medical systems holding various positions from Software Developer/Designer to Senior System Architect.

He has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University.