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Scherpbier, Harm

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Harm Scherpbier, MD, MS

Harm J. Scherpbier, MD, MS

Contact Dr. Scherpbier

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


MD, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
MS, Erasmus University (Netherlands)

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research and Practice Interest

Health Informatics
Clinical Decision Support
Population Health Analytics
Healthcare Business Intelligence


Health Informatics & Population Health Analytics


Dr. Harm Scherpbier is Health IT Analyst and Physician Leader at BanterHIT, helping Health IT firms and healthcare provider organizations set strategies for marketing and product direction—from concept development to concrete impelementation. Current projects include:

  • Electronic health record (EMR) design and development for a large global health IT firm
  • Population health analytics strategy and product direction for a global population health management firm
  • Personal health record strategy
  • Analytics approaches in patient privacy and workflow optimization
  • Interoperability and health data exchange
  • Clinical decision support strategy

Dr. Scherpbier teaches Health Informatics & Population Health Analytics at the Jefferson College of Population Health. His educational style and philosophy emphasize hands-on, practical learning, team work, and collaboration and synergy with industry and market trends. 

Dr. Scherpbier previously was Chief Medical Information Officer at Main Line Health, a five-hospital Integrated Health Network near Philadelphia, PA, where he was responsible for the implementation of healthcare information systems and electronic patient records for physicians, nurses and other clinicians throughout the health system. He held positions in software engineering and product design and development at Siemens Health Services, CareScience, Aetna US Healthcare and SMS. He serves on the Advisory Board of Haystack Informatics and VitalTrax.

Dr. Scherpbier was born and raised in the Netherlands. He completed his medical training at the University of Groningen and his MS in Medical Informatics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.