Improving Health Care With Technology

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May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Henry Schein Chairman and CEO Stan Bergman discusses the company's growth on Bloomberg television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

Starting season three.

You are talking about blackwater.

Totally different.

[laughter] all right, the most important company you have never heard of.

The world's largest supplier of health care products to doctors and veterinarians.

You have probably seen your doctor use this company's stuff.

You consistently delivered 10% to 12% growth annually, even as doctors and hmo's are getting squeezed.

How do you do it?

Thank you for inviting us here today.

We are the largest provider of products to dentists, physicians, veterinarians.

Prevention is a key part of health care management.

Most educated generation ever, the baby boomers, they understand prevention is important, therefore they spend money and time with doctors and veterinarians.

Aneesh chopra is with us.

How do we use technology to better track prevention?

That is important.

You are the right man at the right time.

At the end of the day, the way we go to provide better quality care at a lower cost, ensuring that there are less errors and better quality and delivery is through technology.

The medical data record is critical, making some progress, but not enough.

What are those stumbling blocks right now?

It is not easy to put those systems in.

There are symptoms, but they are not significant.

Mild, there has been a movement towards the installation of electronic medical records, but not enough for the office space setting.

You are in the trenches of the application of the revolution of medical service, medical coverage.

How do you respond to politicians going on about the medical care act?

When you have got to get the best syringes to a hospital in pennsylvania?

Health-care reform began 20 years ago with drg.

The goal was to move procedures from the hospital to the office space setting.

The hospital is the most expensive space to provide a procedure, number one.

Number two, there has been a movement for a long time to advance preventative care wellness.

Is it working fast enough?

Who will pay for it?

That is the big debate.

The pharmaceutical companies, doctors, hospitals, taxpayers -- this is the debate, health care reform did not start five or six years ago, it began 20 years ago with wellness procedures from the doctor's office.

Henry schein inc., a strong

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