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Sumitomo Heavy Industries develops superconducting cyclotron with 1000 nA proton beam

Highest intensity level of any proton therapy system in the world

Third of NHS trusts in England using scanners over 10 years old

27.1% using at least one CT scanner that is 10 years old or more

Copyright ruling may pave way for greater access to medical device service manuals

Unpacking the latest moves from the U.S.Copyright Office and Librarian of Congress

RaySearch, Mevion explore new approach for delivering FLASH proton therapy

Will test approach on Mevion's S250i Proton Therapy System with HYPERSCAN

Changing cancer care delivery reduces racial treatment disparities: ASTRO

Black patients experience highest death rates, shortest survival rates from cancer

Fujifilm debuts first FDA-cleared dual channel endoscope for upper, lower GI applications

Has dual channel diameters of 3.7 mm and 3.2 mm

Cleveland Clinic scammed out of $1.8 million for faulty masks

Distributed over 50,000 masks before discovering they were fake

Tumors resistant to systemic therapy may respond to SBRT: ASTRO

SBRT targets tumors directly, spares healthy tissue

Polish scientists create first three-photon PET scan

May determine degree of malignancy without need for biopsies

Ascension and AdventHealth announce end to Amita Health partnership

Largest healthcare system in Chicago area in size

The Jacobus Report

My visit to AAMI 2013

June 06, 2013

Interesting topics and a meeting with the Queen made the trip worthwhile

HHAF's annual gala

May 29, 2013

A memorable night and a worthy cause.

Photos from the DOTmed cocktail party

May 23, 2013

I hope you enjoy.

NYU Langone Medical Center's Violet Ball

May 15, 2013

In case you don't know, NYU Langone is back in action after Hurricane Sandy.

My view about the Affordable Care Act

May 08, 2013

What's yours?

IAMERS celebrates 20 years with a meeting in New York City

May 01, 2013

The association's meeting will be held this week in NYC.

Watch for the May issue of DOTmed Business News

April 24, 2013

It's all about biomeds.

Which recommendations carry the greatest weight?

April 17, 2013

Our new rating system at DOTmed.

Rumors about companies for sale

April 10, 2013

What does this mean for us?

Africa is a growing market

April 03, 2013

DOTmed is attracting more and more users from Africa.

Is disability driving up the cost of health care?

March 27, 2013

You might be shocked to know the facts.

Phil visits mammo/CAD vendor at ECR

March 20, 2013

Here is a company to keep an eye on.

Phil gets his carotid scanned at ECR

March 13, 2013

With ultrasound, I saw images of my carotid artery and the blood vessels in my neck.

I'm on my way to ECR

March 06, 2013

The European Congress of Radiology gets underway this week.

DOTmed is participating in four trade shows in the coming days

February 27, 2013

We'll be reporting from all across the country.

Get to know who you're dealing with

February 20, 2013

You only have one chance to make a first impression.

Phil visits with Bob Gaw at PRN

February 13, 2013

If there weren't people like Bob, there wouldn't be a DOTmed.

Alzheimer's disease in the news

February 08, 2013

I urge everyone to pay attention to this issue.

The U.S. health care sector is strong

February 06, 2013

Big companies are investing in health care, plus the sector added more jobs last month.

A visit to a community hospital near the Ugandan border

January 30, 2013

First installment of Anne Bugge's trip to Africa.

Watch out for our journalists these next few months

January 23, 2013

We'll be covering lots of shows and live events.

Fewer complaints is a good thing

January 16, 2013

The internet has really changed a lot of things in business.

2013 will be a great year for journalism

January 09, 2013

I have an update on DOTmed's news operation.

Phil's predictions for 2013

December 26, 2012

Here's my top ten list for what I think will happen in our industry next year.

What would Einstein say about mobile imaging?

December 19, 2012

The mobile imaging business is on the upswing.

Syria's medical supply shortage

December 12, 2012

There's a need for arterial blood gas analyzers and other medical supplies for doctors assisting with the conflict.

Phil visits Genesis

December 05, 2012

Genesis just completed expanding their cold-head repair facility.

RSNA 2012

November 28, 2012

Imaging technology continues to evolve.

Medica 2012 coverage

November 20, 2012

Our online editor attended the big event.

Doing business during a natural disaster

November 14, 2012

Hurricane Sandy and the importance of business continuity.

Thoughts on the election

November 07, 2012

Mobile imaging surges up 18 percent

October 24, 2012

The mobile imaging market is heating up.

Phil reviews the iPhone 5

October 10, 2012

How does Calscan deal with changes in the market?

October 03, 2012

Innovation is key.

What's behind the uptick in equipment listings?

September 19, 2012

Despite uncertainty surrounding the election, it seems that equipment purchases are up.

Phil's thoughts and predictions on Europe 1 week after the IAMERS meeting

September 12, 2012

What's happening across the Atlantic.

In Florence for IAMERS

September 05, 2012

IAMERS' European meeting starts tonight.

DOTmed Launches a New Way to Help Charities

August 29, 2012

DOTmed Charity LifeLine helps providers send equipment where it's needed most.

Give me your input on DOTmed

August 22, 2012

Tell me what you think about the new look, new features.

Taking the industry's temperature at AHRA

August 15, 2012

Guarded but upbeat.

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!

My name is Philip F. Jacobus, and I'm the CEO and founder of, 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 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.


Key considerations for entering the US medtech market

Insights from Elke Rehbock, partner at Dentons US LLP and co-chair for the manufacturing sector

How analytics can accelerate the path to value

Insight from Sheila Talton, president and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics

Proton therapy: Further evolution of the most advanced radiotherapy for patients

Insighta from Frederic Genin, president of IBA Proton Therapy North America

Smarter imaging equipment purchases: Six overlooked components of the total cost of ownership

Insights from Rich Fabian, president and COO of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.

Behind the scenes at MemorialCare

Q&A with Helen Macfie, chief transformation officer at MemorialCare

Are you ready for the ASTRO annual meeting?

Q&A with ASTRO president Dr. Laura Dawson

Lessons from the pandemic: How embracing AI can revolutionize healthcare

Insights from Dr. Charley Taylor, co-founder and chief technology officer at HeartFlow Inc.

Creating value from healthcare big data requires investing in essential human capital, not just machines and technology

Switching the narrative from 'artificial intelligence' to 'decision intelligence' is critical for directing healthcare’s digital transformation, writes Dr. Moira Schieke, founder and CEO of Cubismi

Managing the data: The key to implementing a successful cardiac remote monitoring clinic

Insights from Dr. Maninder Bedi, founder and chief medical officer of Optimize EP

Telehealth improves healthcare access and outcomes for rural, medically underserved populations

Insights from Michael Gorton, MS, JD, CEO and founder of Recuro Health, and founding CEO and chairman of Teladoc