Jessica Edge

Jessica Edge

Jessica Edge is the lead analyst responsible for the X-ray intelligence service. Jessica joined the Healthcare Technology team at IHS in February 2014, and has previously focused on clinical care markets and healthcare IT; including infusion pumps, anaesthesia devices and perinatal IT. Jessica works on both syndicated and custom research, producing high-quality market data, forecasts, and competitve intelligence.

Prior to joining IHS, Jessica completed her degree in Biological Sciences. Jessica is based in the company’s Wellingborough, UK office.


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Are services the key to sustained profits?

The decline in average selling prices of X-ray equipment is nothing new. As a technology matures, and products using it are manufactured in larger quantities, they cost less to produce. In addition, more suppliers entering the market push prices down; also, intense cost pressure from healthcare purchasers have contributed to lower average selling prices. However, this trend is continuing and intensifying with sustained limitations on healthcare budgets and restrictions on healthcare spending. Healthcare providers must balance meeting financial targets with providing high quality care to patients, whilst manufacturers must offer products at suitable prices, whilst remaining profitable; the market is reaching a breaking point.

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Varex takes an early dose of acquisition

The spin-off into Varex Imaging Corporation is still to complete, yet Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has agreed to acquire the medical imaging business of Perkin Elmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), incorporating it into the publicly traded spin-off. The deal, with a value of $276 million, was announced on December 22nd 2016 and is expected to close after the planned separation of Varex from Varian at the end of January.

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Healthcare Technology - RSNA Show Brief - 2016

This file contains an overview of the key highlights and trends from RSNA 2016. Including key takeaways in the following areas: advanced visualization, virtual reality, and 3D printing; breast screening and ABUS; innovation in MRI and CT; mobile X-ray and FPD market entrants; and intelligent software.

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