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Spring show season in full swing: SIIM & SNM previews

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | June 06, 2012
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It seems like only yesterday I was in North Carolina attending AAMI 2012 Conference & Expo. It seems that way, because I was.

But starting tomorrow, DOTmed is off again to attend SIIM 2012 in Orlando. Then on Saturday, we're headed to SNM 2012 in Miami.

I explained earlier this week what a great show AAMI was. I'm equally excited for SIIM and SNM.

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For those who don't know about SIIM, it's a show about imaging informatics, or the processing, management, display and transmission of medical images, as well as related subjects. The field covers everything from PACS and image-enabled EHRs to speech recognition and CAD programs.

DOTmed's Susan Minotillo will be attending SIIM. I'll share her first impressions of the show on Friday.

SNM is always in a fun spot. This year it's in South Beach, which is the scene of the movie "The Bird Cage." If any of you have seen Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in it, you know the attendees will have a great time.

Don Bogutski, of Diagnostix Plus, turned me onto SNM nearly 20 years ago (when Don was only 85 years old), and I've been going back ever since.

As near as I can tell, the molecular imaging segment is growing faster than the rest of the industry, so it should be a busy meeting.

There are dozens of DOTmed advertisers exhibiting at SIIM and SNM, and we hope to meet with as many as we can. DOTmed News reporter Loren Bonner, Lisa Bradley, Ron Minor and I will all be at SNM, so be sure to say hello if you see us.

Of course, while at SNM, I'm also looking forward to spending some quality time at a little Cuban restaurant I know about in South Beach...


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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 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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Don Bogutski

The upcoming SNM meeting.

June 07, 2012 04:08

I would like to verify all that Mr Jacobus blogged about me in his latest entry. It is however, interesting to note here how Phil and I met. In 1981, while I was visiting the film set of Oh GOD, starring George Burns and John Denver, I first met Phil. Phil had been hired as Mr Burns "stunt double". That morning Phil unfortunately was let go, because the director felt that Phil looked way too old to be a believable George as GOD! As Phil reminds me "Hollywood's loss is pre-owned equipments gain". Enjoy SNM and South Beach.

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