Dr. Stephen Hochschuler: 3 trends in healthcare to watch + 2 opportunities for growth in spine

Written by Laura Dyrda | December 11, 2018 | Print  |

Stephen Hochschuler, MD, is a founding physician of Texas Back Institute in Plano.

Dr. Hochschuler is a featured speaker at the Becker's 17th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference, June 13-15 in Chicago. Click here to learn more and register. For more information about exhibitor and sponsor opportunities, contact Maura Jodoin at mjodoin@beckershealthcare.com.

He built his career on innovating in both spine and practice management, previously serving as a founding member and president of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, now called the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. Here are his three key thoughts on business trends and the best opportunity for future growth.

Question: What are the three biggest trends in business and/or healthcare that you expect to affect spine surgeons in 2019?

Dr. Stephen Hochschuler: Three biggest trends are:

(1) Cloud IT
(2) Value proposition improvement
(3) Supply chain optimization

Q: Where do you see the best opportunities to grow?

SH: Growth in spine:

(1) Application of artificial intelligence using registries, information technology, predictive analytics.

(2) Integration of telemedicine to streamline care and lower costs while increasing access.

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