My interviews with Aneesh Chopra, Mads Vittrup and Dr. Chris Hobson

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | September 09, 2020
Clock-wise from top left: Aneesh Chopra, Mads Vittrup and Dr. Chris Hobson
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 Aneesh Chopra, Mads Vittrup and Dr. Chris Hobson. Each interview is approximately five minutes long, or a few minutes over five.

In this installment, I check in with Aneesh Chopra, cofounder and president of CareJourney, about the importance of data access for patients and across care providers in healthcare. We also look at the challenges hampering this access and what can be done about it, as well as how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted these ongoing efforts.

In this installment, I check in with Mads Vittrup, CEO of Denmark-based FlexRay Medical, about the challenges of doing business in multiple countries during coronavirus lockdowns, the future of trade shows and industry events, and the impact of the pandemic on medical equipment purchasing.

In this installment, I check in with Dr. Chris Hobson, chief medical officer at Orion Health, about the importance of a care provider's ability to access a patient's medical background. They discuss the roadblocks to obtaining this data, and how a health information exchange (HIE) can help resolve them.

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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