My interviews with Christine VanZandbergen, Jeff Fallon, Paula Williams and Paul Frisch

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | August 26, 2020
Clock-wise from top left: Christine VanZandbergen, Jeff Fallon, Paula Williams and Paul Frisch
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 Christine VanZandbergen, Jeff Fallon, Paula Williams and Paul Frisch. Each interview is approximately five minutes long, or a few minutes over five.

In this installment, I check in with Christine VanZandbergen, vice president of information services applications at Penn Medicine about the usability challenges with electronic health records (EHRs) and the work being done to help them meet the evolving needs of the healthcare ecosystem.

In this installment, I check in with Jeff Fallon, chairman and CEO of eVideon, about the importance of modernizing care delivery with smart technology in order to empower patients and reduce physician burnout.

In the following installment, I check in with Paula Williams, principal at Stantec, to discuss carbon ion therapy and the ways it is different from proton therapy and other radiotherapy modalities.

Last year, Erik Mollo-Christensen, one of Paula's colleagues at Stantec, contributed an article to our news on this subject, entitled Four considerations before embarking on a carbon therapy center.

In this installment, I check in with Paul Frisch, chief of biomedical physics and engineering at Memorial Sloan Kettering, about the evolution of clinical engineering and the direction it's moving in.

We also discuss the HIMSS Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, a full-scale demonstration of how a variety of emerging technologies are utilized in the clinical space, and the challenges to realizing the true benefits of RFID. These are topics Paul recently addressed in an article for our magazine.

We hope you enjoy the videos. Please tell us what you think, and let us know who you would like to see interviewed next!

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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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