Clock-wise from top left: Jeff Fall, Jim Balet, Rob Kerwin, Diana Upton and Rob Jensen
Five Minutes in Healthcare is a new series we've introduced in HealthCare Business News, where I discuss current events with some of the industry's most influential leaders, as well as innovative thinkers who are working to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the last week I have had the pleasure of speaking to Jeff Fall, Jim Balet, Rob Jensen, Diana Upton and Rob Kerwin. Each interview is approximately five minutes long, or a few minutes over five.
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In the following installment we speak to Jeff Fall, the president of Oxford Instruments Healthcare, which was recently acquired by MXR Imaging, about how the ongoing crisis is impacting him on a personal and professional level.
In the following installment we speak to Jim Balet, the president of Cool Pair Plus, about how his company is managing to maintain distancing in the workplace and the surprising effect some of these new protocols have had on productivity.
In the following installment we speak to Rob Jensen, president of AAMI, about the essential role of HTM professionals during the ongoing pandemic, the specific factors that went into cancelling the 2020 AAMI Exchange, and the ways AAMI is providing the HTM community up to date with information and guidelines to keep them operating safely and efficiently at hospitals throughout the country.
In the following installment we speak to Diana Upton, president of the International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers (IAMERS), and Rob Kerwin, general counsel for IAMERS, about how they're dealing with COVID-19, and the ways this pandemic could impact third-party service.
Please tell us what you think, and let us know who you would like to see interviewed next!
Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 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 founding member of IAMERS and a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI 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.