Shane Walker

Shane Walker

Shane Walker is a Senior Principal Analyst on the Healthcare Technology  team at IHS.  Shane’s current medical technology coverage areas include telehealth, medical displays, healthcare IT, sports monitoring and other wearable technology. Shane has over ten years’ experience conducting business analysis, working with a wide range of clients that include the world’s largest end-equipment manufacturers and software providers as well as start-ups that are driving new tech innovation. Shane continues to conduct primary industry research in addition to consumer-oriented analysis, specifically in regard to wearable technology and trends surrounding chronic disease management. He regularly contributes to the media, in addition to presenting directly to clients as well as at industry events and conferences. 

Before joining IHS, Shane spent several years in the computer software sector as a sales director for a leading CAD developer. He conducted competitive intelligence and developed marketing strategy for an international VAR network. 

Shane received his BA from the University of West Florida and an MBA in Corporate Finance from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Shane is based in the IHS Los Angeles office.


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Ultrasound Intelligence Database

This report provides detailed analysis of the global ultrasound market by product type, offering detailed segmentation by 8 product types. ...

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Advanced Visualization, Virtual Reality and 3D Printing at RSNA 2016

Consumer interest in virtual reality (VR) technology and associated content continued to grow during 2016, with an estimated, forecast installed base of seven million headsets at the end of the year. Entertainment consumption habits, improved technology, inexpensive headwear, and an active start-up community provided a strong environment for VR adoption compared with just two years ago. While the largest category for funding and acquisitions in VR is game development, the medical vertical has also been working to integrate immersive technology. At RSNA 2016, both TeraRecon and EchoPixel were demonstrating integrated advanced visualization software with VR hardware, albeit with different strategies for applying the technologies to healthcare.

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Outpatient growth drives ultrasound equipment volumes

The global ultrasound imaging equipment market is estimated to have been worth $6.16 billion in 2015; an increase of 1.2% from 2014. This rate of growth is lower than previously forecast, which is primarily due to the impact of a strong US dollar and other foreign exchange fluctuations, which affected the sales of foreign US subsidiaries. The market also experienced a period of highly competitive pricing which lowered average sales prices (ASP), particularly in Latin America and Europe. For some vendors, this ASP erosion was further exacerbated by the effects of shifting foreign exchange rates. Stronger growth is predicted for 2016 because of new product launches from Carestream, Fukuda Denshi, Hitachi-Aloka, and VisualSonics (Fujifilm SonoSite), and because of increased volumes in point of care and obstetrics applications. On a unit volume basis, shipments were up by 4% over 2014. The results for 2016 are expected to be closer to a 5% increase. Growth in the market through 2020 is being driven by uptake of mid-range and high-end cart-based systems in both emerging and developed markets for use in traditional applications. Uptake will also be bolstered by further development of the use of compact ultrasound systems in point-of-care (POC) applications.

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