Failing to plan is planning to fail

Failing to plan is planning to fail

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | October 16, 2019
Today I attended a meeting with 25 people who are all involved in an upgrade project. I was there representing DOTmed as we will be handling the auctioning of the surplus assets.

There were people there from IT, construction, HVAC, project management, finance, department managers from radiology and biomedical engineering, vendors supplying the new equipment and a rigging company.

The fellow in charge of the meeting kept things moving along nicely and kept us all on track.

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There was a giant board showing the different weeks and the different projects going out almost 30 weeks.

Lots of people raise lots of concerns about things that could go wrong and all of those issues were incorporated into the discussion.

I have no doubt there will be follow-up after the meeting is over but in one short hour 25 people raised 30 different issues that need to be addressed.

It was an impressive meeting and I suspect that the project will go smoothly because of this meeting.

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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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