Why 2015 Will Be A Major Year
For All Of Us
The staff here at HS&M has almost a collective century of experience in the
healthcare industry. At Jacobs Management alone, we’ve been helping to connect
executives with companies for over 25 years. What does that perspective tell us?
It tells us that we are finally where we need to be in the scope of things, and that this
is our time to take advantage of that position. Look at what has happened in the last
few decades. The life sciences used to be a loose amalgamation of pharmaceutical
companies, device manufacturers, university laboratories, government agencies,
hospitals, clinics and charitable agencies. Few people were counting up our total
contribution to society or noticing our impact on the economy.
Today we represent a huge portion of the national economy, emphasizing both the responsibility we
assume and the leverage we have. If a society doesn’t have its health, what good is all the rest? Our
interconnectedness, fostered by the digital revolution discussed in this issue, has opened up more
opportunities to positively affect the lives of everyone. And by “everyone” I mean most of the people
on the planet, because America leads in so many areas of our industry. Our current ability to share
information, crunch data and communicate with immediacy has formed stronger bonds among
companies, practitioners, government, charities, advocacy groups and individual patients.
I’m very proud of where we are, and what we’re able to influence for the good of all. I hope to continue
using HS&M as one of the communication channels that moves us forward. Look for new initiatives and
ideas from us all during 2015.
Cari Kraft, Publisher
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