Clock-wise from top left: Doug Beinborn, Peter Webner, Richard Fabian and Dr. Diku Mandavia
Five Minutes in Healthcare is 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 Doug Beinborn, Peter Webner, Richard Fabian and Diku Mandavia. Each interview is approximately five minutes long, or a few minutes over five.
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In this installment, I check in with Doug Beinborn, associate principal in strategic supplier partnerships with Vizient, to discuss implantable devices and the benefits of cardiac remote monitoring for patients, as well as healthcare providers.
This is a topic of special interest to Doug, and he has written about it in our magazine. In July he contributed a byline looking at how COVID-19 tipped the scales in favor of remote cardiac monitoring.
In this installment, I check in with Peter Webner, CEO of Zionexa US, a French-American biotech company producing a PET tracer for breast cancer called Cerianna, which was approved in May and will be launched in early 2020 in partnership with PETNET Solutions.
In this installment, I check in with Richard Fabian, president and CEO of Fujifilm Sonosite, and Diku Mandavia, CMO for Fujifilm Sonosite, to discuss the company's FDA approval for using point-of-care ultrasound for COVID-19, the diagnostic value it brings to the pandemic, and what the road to regulatory approval looked like.
I initially spoke to Dr. Mandavia back in May about the role of point-of-care ultrasound in the pandemic, and since then the technology has continued to prove advantageous.
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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 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.