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AHA calls on hospitals, health systems to compete with ‘disruptors’

In a recent speech, Richard Pollack, President and CEO of the American Hospital Association noted that new entrants into the healthcare sector, such as Amazon, Apple and Google, are poised to serve as “disruptors” in the industry.  “We are seeing historic—if not unprecedented—change across the entire healthcare landscape,” Pollack told an AHA forum in Washington. “There’s no doubt that more engaged consumers, advances in technology and new entrants add up to a dramatically changed healthcare landscape.”  Pollack went on to say that one of the most significant market forces that is driving innovation and transforming healthcare is that “patients and their families simply want care that is more convenient—they want it when and where they want it—and, they are becoming much more engaged in directing their own care.”

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Survey: Healthcare executives spotlight the sweeping policy changes they see coming for the industry

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, a healthcare law firm, polled more than 220 healthcare executives from across the spectrum and found 74% believe significant policy change is either very likely or somewhat likely in the next two years.

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Philips kicks off new year with realigned business segments

When speaking about the growth of the Image-Guided Therapy businesses, Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, said in a statement. “To strengthen our leadership in this fast-growing market, we have significantly invested in our R&D programs, which resulted in the launch of the very successful Azurion next-generation image-guided therapy platform, and the acquisitions of Volcano, Spectranetics and, most recently, EPD Solutions, which enabled the expansion into smart devices such as diagnostic and therapeutic catheters.”

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GE Files Confidentially for Healthcare IPO

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Morgan Stanley are all working with GE on the planned listing…

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