MELVILLE, N.Y., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, will discuss how the Internet of Medical Things will transform the health care landscape at the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) today at 11:30 a.m. at the United Nations in New York City.
Today and tomorrow, 100 presenters from across all parts of society—designers, chief executives, innovators and entrepreneurs—will participate in conversations about new ideas, products, experiences and transformations. The two-day summit, themed "Celebrating the Crazy Ones: New Frontiers," will offer a bold and provocative exploration of what the future of business, marketspaces, digital, products, minds, machines, experiences and trans-disciplinary innovations will be like in 2020.
WSIE 2016 will examine the challenges and opportunities for enterprises to plan and create new frontiers in design, digital life, sharing economy, commerce, energy, health and the industrial Internet. Mr. Bergman will discuss the key trends shaping the future of health care, and the potential for technological advances to democratize access to health care for the underserved around the world. In addition, Bruce Lieberthal, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Henry Schein, will participate in a panel discussion on May 19, entitled, "Will New Health Breakthroughs Heal the World?"
"The ability to connect to the world through a mobile device has defined the future of tomorrow. With increased integration between smart, Internet-connected machines and people, there has been a fundamental shift in how we consume, deliver and access health care," said Mr. Bergman. "At Henry Schein, we help practitioners comfortably enter or expand further into the world of interoperability, not by just looking at the individual technology and products available on the market today, but by uncovering how these solutions can best be integrated into the practice or laboratory, and by seeing how it can enhance the care they provide to patients."
Sam Hamdan, Chairman of WSIE, commented, "We are pleased to have Henry Schein represented at this year's WSIE. As the link between the creators of technology and the health care provider, Henry Schein offers technology-driven solutions that have the potential to transform the health care delivery system and change the way patients access care."
WSIE 2016 is hosted in partnership with the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development. For more information about the Summit, visit www.theWSIE.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs nearly 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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