Melville, NY, USA – Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc., discussed how the Internet of Medical Things will transform the healthcare landscape at the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) at the United Nations in New York City.
One hundred presenters from across all parts of society – designers, chief executives, innovators and entrepreneurs – participated in conversations about new ideas, products, experiences and transformations. The two-day summit themed “Celebrating the Crazy Ones: New Frontiers” offered a bold and provocative exploration of what the future of business, market spaces, digital, products, minds, machines, experiences and trans-disciplinary innovations will be like in 2020.
WSIE 2016 examined the challenges and opportunities for enterprises to plan and create new frontiers in design, digital life, sharing economy, commerce, energy, health and the industrial internet. Mr. Bergman discussed the key trends shaping the future of healthcare, and the potential for technological advances to democratise access to healthcare for the underserved around the world. In addition, Mr. Bruce Lieberthal, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Henry Schein, participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Will New Health Breakthroughs Heal the World?”
“The ability to connect to the world through a mobile device has defined the future of tomorrow. With increased integration between smart, internet-connected machines and people, there has been a fundamental shift in how we consume, deliver and access healthcare,” said Mr. Bergman. “At Henry Schein, we help practitioners comfortably enter or expand further into the world of interoperability, not by just looking at the individual technology and products available on the market today, but by uncovering how these solutions can best be integrated into the practice or laboratory, and by seeing how it can enhance the care they provide to patients.”
Mr. Sam Hamdan, Chairman of WSIE, commented, “We are pleased to have Henry Schein represented at this year’s WSIE. As the link between the creators of technology and the healthcare provider, Henry Schein offers technology-driven solutions that have the potential to transform the healthcare delivery system and change the way patients access care.”
WSIE 2016 was hosted in partnership with the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development.