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Can portable MR support progress monitoring of amyloid therapy?

First Alzheimer's patients enroll in study using Hyperfine's Swoop system

Patient falls from CT table, files lawsuit against Connecticut provider

Fractured ribs and vertebrae in her neck, according to the lawsuit

Blackford and Lucida Medical announce commercial partnership for MR prostate AI

Bringing Pi to more healthcare institutions across the UK and Europe

Arineta installs novel SpotLight Duo cardiothoracic CT at Texas health system

The world's first CT to image the entire heart and cardiovascular system in a single heartbeat

Fresenius Kabi USA recalls infusion pump

A new software version is being distributed to replace the problematic version

Accuray opens European training hub in Switzerland

Will provide advanced simulation facilities with hands-on training tailored to various medical professionals

FDA issues report on medical device safety initiatives

Outlines strategic efforts and proposes new actions for the upcoming year

ACR cuts workforce 11% citing pandemic impact

45 employees were affected by the downsizing

Cardiologist who billed 28 hours of exams in a single day cops to fraud

New Jersey provider admits to almost $2 million in phony claims

Bayer and Hologic partner on contrast-enhanced mammo

Will combine Bayer's MEDRAD Stellant FLEX CT injector with Hologic mammo systems

The Jacobus Report

Phil's report on Medicall, the Indian medical equipment show

August 08, 2012

For BRIC countries, business is easier in RI than in BC.

Will the UDI system make it harder for health care providers?

July 25, 2012

What affects resellers affects many people in health care.

What's it like to get bought by Oxford?

July 20, 2012

Dave Band and Jeff Fall discuss what it's like after Platinum got bought.

Rating Hospitals and the Hard Rock Café

July 18, 2012

Consumer Reports releases its first hospital safety rankings.

GBIS' Horace Hunter on biomed trends

July 13, 2012

Clinical engineering and IT are merging.

Should you be worried by India's proposed secondhand capital equipment import ban?

July 11, 2012

A number of my Indian friends have brought to my attention some worrying news from their country.

On the road

July 04, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

The Supreme Court and public confidence

June 27, 2012

All eyes are on Washington.

DOTmed attends the grand opening of Siemens' new refurb facility

June 20, 2012

Impressions from my visit to the 29,190 square-foot factory.

My thoughts on SNM 2012

June 13, 2012

What you missed at SNM 2012.

CARE bill is on the Hill again

June 08, 2012

Radiologic technologists might see some changes.

Spring show season in full swing: SIIM & SNM previews

June 06, 2012

Two big shows are happening this week.

AAMI 2012: View from the show floor

June 04, 2012

Biomedical engineering appears to be recession-proof.

Are people waiting for the presidential election before they buy new equipment?

June 01, 2012

Is uncertainty about health reform slowing down sales?

Going to AAMI this weekend

May 30, 2012

If you're in Charlotte this weekend, say hello.

Bill Masters Is Optimistic About the Future

May 23, 2012

Is the growth of the equipment repair industry a sign of a bad economy?

Robert (Les) Cottingham dies at 69

May 16, 2012

Les was a cowboy in all senses of the word.

My predictions about the second quarter

May 09, 2012

If DOTmed is any barometer, business is better.

My Attendance at the IAMERS Annual Meeting

May 02, 2012

Phil's thoughts on IAMERS' 19th Annual Meeting.

Medical trailers still on the go

April 26, 2012

My conversation with Bob Bachman sets the story straight.

I win my bet with Bill King

April 16, 2012

Bill King is living the good life in Sparks, Nevada.

Some thoughts on Amyvid

April 11, 2012

We need to move closer to a cure.

What is the future for mobile MRI & CT?

April 04, 2012

Thoughts on the changing market for mobile MRI and CT.

Phil weighs in on the Supreme Court hearings

March 28, 2012

Playing politics?

Phil lunches with Theodor Basch

March 23, 2012

Basch visits DOTmed's offices on his U.S. trip.

Phil speaks with Bastian Berkel about the European market

March 21, 2012

Phil visits with Tomovation sales manager Bastian Berkel.

Laser Concept's Dan Herbert on the laser business in a bad economy

March 16, 2012

Even though the economy is bad, people still find money when it comes to their appearance.

Josh Glas of Adam Imaging Parts stops by the office

March 14, 2012

Josh Glas visits DOTmed.

Dell, IAMERS reception and closing thoughts on ECR

March 07, 2012

Varian, Dell, AllParts and more from Phil's closing impressions of ECR.

My ECR 2012 impressions

March 02, 2012

Catching up on old times in Vienna.

Phil visits HIMSS 2012

February 29, 2012

What happens in Vegas...

Arkadi Stolpner's new project, and why it's important

February 23, 2012

Those in health care have much to be proud of.

Amber Diagnostics CEO Bobby Serros talks about doing business in India

February 20, 2012

Only those with service teams will survive.

A lesson from Tom Freund of Oxford Instruments

February 15, 2012

Phil talks with Tom Freund, general manager of OI's service group.

Phil speaks with BC Technical COO Bill Biddle

February 13, 2012

Training, training, training.

Advice from industry legend Ed Sloan

February 10, 2012

Phil learns a customer service lesson from ReMedPar founder Ed Sloan.

Phil speaks with Jim Monro about new developments at RSTI

February 08, 2012

RSTI has something big in the works.

Phil visits with Debra Murphy, AHRA's publications director

February 06, 2012

Phil has lunch with the editor of Radiology Management.

IAMERS legal counsel Rob Kerwin on contracts

February 03, 2012

Always, always get it in writing.

Phil visits with Ryan O'Connor, VP of AMGA

February 01, 2012

Phil visits AMGA headquarters and chats with VP of membership Ryan O'Connor.

Is the sky falling?

January 30, 2012

Phil Jacobus visits with Don Bogutski.

Bob Howard, MRI engineer, dies at 54

January 27, 2012

Bob Howard, well known MRI engineer, died on Monday, Jan. 23 in Chino Hills, Calif.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Is imaging's future in the clouds?

January 25, 2012

Last week, Mr. Bruce Frank called DOTmed on the telephone to ask for advice about how to use our site. The call was routed to me and I answered his question...brilliantly, I might add.

Grace under fire

January 23, 2012

One day I was working with Fran Ambrose, who is the president of Ambrose Rigging.

Lessons from Egypt

January 20, 2012

This week, my friend Akram Abdelaal, president of Express Systems and Parts Network, came to visit me in New York City.

Akram was on his way to Arab Health in Dubai and from there to the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association conference in Hyderabad.

Show some respect

January 18, 2012

Recently I had the good fortune of having lunch with John Vartanian, president at Medical Imaging Resources. I have known John a long time and I have watched his business grow to be one of the most successful in the industry.

We were in a fancy Wall Street restaurant and we noticed a couple of young brokers at a nearby table giving a waiter a hard time.

Rick Stockton and Carmen Arata tie the knot

January 16, 2012

If you have been involved in diagnostic imaging for the last 30 years, you probably know Rick Stockton.

I have a little contest going with him to see if DOTmed can attend a trade show he is not already participating in. I am not sure who is winning but it is always a pleasure to run into him.

The benefits of an open office

January 12, 2012

Recently I visited my friend, Robert Manetta, the president of Nationwide Imaging Services. Just like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, my friend Robert sits in the middle of a room surrounded by his staff. He hears everything being said and everyone can hear him. I was impressed with the three-dimensional conversation taking place in the office.

As Robert and I walked down the street to a hearty lunch at a local deli, I asked him if being in the middle of all that buzz drove him a little crazy.

My name is Philip F. Jacobus, and I'm the CEO and founder of DOTmed.com, Inc., and the publisher of HealthCare Business News.

Generally, I spend between 5 to 6 hours a day visiting with people on the telephone, in person, or over video chat. These are their stories and the lessons that I have learned from them.

Philip Jacobus launched DOTmed.com in 1998. He has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in over 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, AAMI, HFMA and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.


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