My predictions for healthcare in 2019

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My predictions for healthcare in 2019

por Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | December 19, 2018

BIOMEDS TAKE A SEAT AT THE LEADERSHIP TABLE - As silos come down, HTMs will be working more with the IT department to keep equipment integrated and secure from cyber threats. They will also taking a bigger role in supply chain and articulating to the C-suite what equipment must be replaced and what to replace it with.

PROGRESS ON THE THIRD-PARTY AND OEM FRONT - The FDA issued a report saying additional regulations on third-parties was not warranted based on the information it collected. After RSNA it hosting a workshop to better distinguish 'servicing' from 'remanufacturing' and I am optimistic that these discussions will pave the way for improved market competition and transparency to benefit hospitals and their patients.

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CONSOLIDATION CONTINUES - Whether it be third-party equipment service, device and software manufacturers, imaging centers or hospitals... consolidation in healthcare will continue strong for another year. When those deals take place, you can be sure you'll hear about it first on HealthCare Business News.

What do you think? Anything you would add to the list?


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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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