Back in early 2007, when I looked at the health care publishing landscape, I thought something was missing: no one was adequately covering the business side of medical equipment.
That is, what did it make sense for providers to buy, how were hospitals servicing their equipment, how were they getting rid of their used equipment, and what was happening with both OEMs and local parts and service companies?
So we started DOTmed Business News to cover this beat. And five years later, we're still going strong.
Although our magazine continues to grow, the bigger it gets, the more important it is to do a better job.
To improve our content, several months ago we started to put together an editorial advisory board -- rounding up thought leaders in the medical equipment and health care industry who can help us identify trends, find important stories that no one else is reporting on, and provide insight on their specialties.
We announced the board and its members today. You can read about it on our site here
Our work isn't finished, though. We plan on adding a few more names to the list. More importantly, I want all of you to feel like you're on the board, too. If you have ideas for stories, if you think an important topic everyone should know about has slipped through the cracks, please share them with us (e-mail: news at dotmed.com) or just leave a comment below.
With your help, the next five years will be even better.
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.