Publisher's Note

June

Healthy Life, Happy Life

National health expenditures hit $3.35 trillion last year, which works out to over $10,000 for every man, woman and child in America. This underscores the high priority Americans put on this essential component of quality of life in the modern world and why healthcare is an essential component of all economic development.

Working to make our healthcare system better, more affordable, with greater access and better outcomes is the Holy Grail of the 21st century. Some of the innovations to achieve those goals are happening right in our region, with hospital systems that are putting an emphasis on “health” just like they have historically put emphasis on “healing,” along with new training advances that could make the whole healthcare continuum more effective.

Our mission is both sharing bold new technologies and revolutionary treatment breakthroughs, but also introducing you to the entrepreneurs and leaders who are bringing innovation and transformation to the industry. We are dedicated to giving you a personal introduction to some of these amazing people and companies, so let me introduce you to a new member of our team. ◆


i4 Business Managing Editor
Jack Roth

Jack has been writing about Central Florida business, technology and economic development for more than 20 years. After graduating from UCF with a journalism degree, he started his career at Orlando Magazine and over the years has honed his skills as editor of FM Magazine (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce), and as associate editor of Pegasus Magazine (UCF alumni publication). He was also a freelance writer and editor for various publications and businesses across the region, including the Orlando Economic Partnership, Lake Mary Life, Stetson University, Rollins College and Harcourt Publishing.

He lives in Orlando with his wife, Lisa, and his son, Nathaniel. He enjoys watching his son play soccer, photography, movies and traveling with his family.

“The i4 Business and SCB Marketing team is solidly entrenched in the Central Florida business community,” he observed. “They have become a go-to communications source for all things essential regarding the innovation, best practices, partnerships and entrepreneurial foresight that are shaping the business landscape. I’m extremely excited to be part of this team.” ◆

About the author

Eric Wright

Eric Wright

Eric Wright is an innovative leader, dynamic speaker and published author. He turns complex principles into simple and practical life applications. As President of Publishing at SCB Marketing, Eric oversees the production of four business and lifestyle journals, along with numerous specialty publications. Eric is co-author of Dogs Don't Bark at Parked Cars. www.dogsdontbark.com