Medtech Conference 2015 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Dennis Wahr, MD, in his third and final address as co-chair of the Medtech Conference, explains how consumer passion, value proposition and equilibrium will drive innovation in the future.
Dennis Wahr, MD, President & CEO – Holaira
Dennis Wahr, MD
Dennis W. Wahr, MD, FACC joined Holaira as the President and CEO in September of 2012. Prior to Holaira Wahr was the Founder, President, and CEO of two successful Minneapolis based medical technology companies including Lutonix which he co-founded in 2007 and sold to CR Bard in December, 2011 and Velocimed, founded in 2001 and sold to St. Jude Medical in 2005.
00:52 – Why do we all do Medtech?
1:40 – “The health care consumers are the most passionate consumer groups in the world.”
2:44 – The changing dynamics of Medtech and healthcare.
3:15 – The buzz of “value proposition.”
3:42 – What’s behind equilibrium in healthcare?
4:42 – “Medtech business is not going away and I think you are going to see tremendous innovation going forward.”
4:55 – The impact of William N. Kelley, MD.
5:59 – “In medicine, as you go through your career you will find the questions generally stay the same but the correct answers regularly change.”
6:50 – What are the five important questions?