My interviews with Don Dennison, Robert Kerwin, Sean Connolly and Wayne Kramer

My interviews with Don Dennison, Robert Kerwin, Sean Connolly and Wayne Kramer

por Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | July 08, 2020
Clock-wise from top left: Don Dennison, Robert Kerwin, Sean Connolly and Wayne Kramer
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 Don Dennison, Robert Kerwin, Sean Connolly and Wayne Kramer. Each interview is approximately five minutes long, or a few minutes over five.

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In this installment, I check in with imaging informatics consultant Don Dennison about the coronavirus, and its role in spurring adoption of teleradiology.

Don contributed to an article in our Jan/Feb magazine entitled, A tale of two kinds of RIS solutions.


In this installment, I check in with Robert Kerwin, general counsel for the International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers (IAMERS), about the state of cyber security in healthcare, the increasing rate of ransomware attacks and the importance of cyber insurance.

For Rob, this is a special topic of interest, and something he recently wrote about in detail for our Daily News online.

Rob recommends that organizations implement an incident response program, conduct data mapping, and address vulnerabilities in their systems. One resource he references in the following video is coveware, which can be used to help determine vulnerabilities proactively.

He also points to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Civil Rights Division's list of 'cases under investigation' for getting a sense of how frequent data breaches are being reported by healthcare providers.


In this installment, I check in with Sean Connolly, imaging services manager at the University of Maryland Medical System, about the growth of alternative equipment maintenance (AEM), what it means for different technology and the emerging role of predictive modeling.

Sean contributed to an article in our Jan/Feb magazine entitled, For HTM, the potential of AI is still ahead.


In this installment, I check in with Wayne Kramer, president of W7 Global, about the business impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the different responses he's seeing in Indiana and Kentucky.


We hope you enjoy the videos. Please tell us what you think, and let us know who you would like to see interviewed next!

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About Phil Jacobus

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.

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