Vital Signs: How Medtech Companies Can Heal the Aches and Pains of Modern Healthcare Systems

Posted by Will Randall on November 15, 2018

Hospital spending has grown 15% and patient admissions are up 20% since 2009. Despite some efficiency gains, the provider financial deficit is large and growing, and patients are waiting longer than ever before for treatment in a system stretched to capacity. Sound familiar?


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Analyzing Medtronic’s Move: Put Your Money Where Your Outcomes Are

Posted by Will Randall on March 27, 2018

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace value-based care, medtech companies are increasingly looking to go beyond their traditional product-and-price business models and explore new ways to demonstrate the value of their offerings to providers. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak gives insight into the leadership mindset of one company that’s executing a value-based care (VBC) vision that aligns with its existing portfolio of products and services.


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Are Internal Challenges Preventing Your Organization From Demonstrating Value?

Posted by Will Randall on September 15, 2017

Large-scale mergers and acquisitions continue to be a trend shaping the medtech industry. This year alone, two multi-billion dollar acquisitions (Abbott/St. Jude Medical is complete and Becton Dickinson/C.R. Bard is pending) aimed to create large medtech organizations with broad portfolios and businesses spanning many therapy areas and hospital departments. Several other billion-dollar deals have also made headlines in recent months. These combined entities should be in a strong position to articulate a portfolio value proposition that can help providers improve the quality and outcomes of patient care.


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Roll Up Your Sleeves: How to Achieve Better Outcomes Through Behavior Change

Posted by Will Randall on June 12, 2017

I often pause in restaurant bathrooms, amused by the familiar signage above the sink: “Employees must wash hands before returning to work.” Surely everyone washes their hands. While these well-meaning but rather amusing signs are found all over the U.S., do they actually have any impact on improving hygiene practices? Probably not. But what does that have to do with medtech, anyway?


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Value-Based Purchasing: Are You Ready?

Posted by Will Randall on March 23, 2017


Several forces are driving significant changes in the healthcare market, prompting a shift towards value-based healthcare: The reimbursement landscape is changing.


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