Harm Scherpbier


Dr. Harm Scherpbier is an Advisor at StarBridge Advisors, LLC.  He served in health IT leadership roles, most recently as CMIO at Main Line Health, CMIO at HealthShare Exchange, the Health Information Exchange in the greater Philadelphia region, CMO at Philips Wellcentive, and CMIO at InfoMC, both Population Health Analytics and Care Management firms.  Dr. Scherpbier teaches Population Health Informatics and Analytics at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health.

He has 30 years of experience in Health IT and Health Informatics.  He worked as a physician advisor and clinical software architect at SMS, CareScience, Aetna US Healthcare, and Siemens Health Services. His focus areas are Digital Health Strategy, EMR Design and Optimization, Interoperability and Health IT Standards, Data Analytics, and Population Health.

Dr. Scherpbier has worked in advisory and consulting roles to several leading health IT organizations, including eClinicalWorks, Philips Wellcentive, Medyear, Haystack Informatics, and HealthShare Exchange.  Through these projects, he is widely experienced in working with technical, clinical, and operations teams, and can bridge skills sets and communication styles to achieve team results. Having worked for both health IT vendors and purchasers, he has a unique and valuable perspective on sales and marketing approaches.

Dr. Scherpbier completed Medical training at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.  He received an MSc in Health Informatics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  He is an active member of HIMSS, where he is currently on the Physician Committee, and AMIA, both organizations devoted to improving patient care and provider experience through health IT.  He is a Leadership Team member for the Philadelphia Health IT Circle, a team that creates an ecosystem for health IT in the Philadelphia region.

He speaks on topics of Population Health and Digital Health Strategy at national events and organizations including the American Association for Physician Leadership.