Ian Morrison, PhD, the “healthcare futurist”, gives everyone his words of wisdom:
Ian Morrison, PhD, who bills himself as a “healthcare futurist,” was the plenary session speaker Thursday morning at Heart Rhythm 2005, the 26th annual scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (Washington).
An author and consultant specializing in long-term forecasting and planning focused on healthcare, Morrison detailed positives and negatives (backed by a wide variety of data from different sources) about the U.S. healthcare system and what these trends portend for the future of medicine in America.
He had good news to share for the device sector.
In a recent survey of American satisfaction of different industries, respondents placed “a very high value” on medical devices and equipment such as pacemakers and stents, Morrison said.
“People appreciate the value they get from devices,” he said. That’s certainly a positive given that public sentiment is completely opposite for pharmaceuticals. “Pharmaceutical companies are right up there with tobacco companies as the most despised in America,” he added.
Medgadget sends out shoutouts and respect to the man!