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Nationwide cyberattack brings down Irish hospital IT and radiology systems

The attack has led the country to shut down its five radiology centers

Congress introduces federal nurse-to-patient staffing ratio bill

Aims at helping RNs successfully care for a safe number of patients at a time

Acquisitions driving up Medicare spending on hospital-based imaging: study

Sent spending up $40 million over a four-year period

Hospital-employed physicians more likely to prescribe inappropriate MR scans

Study points to pressure by healthcare systems to make more revenue

With AI, researchers teach robots to stay out of the way in busy ERs

Allows them to support emergency workflow without causing disruptions

GE gets FDA nod for AIR Recon DL on 7T MR scanner

Enabling faster scans with sharper, less noisy images

Patient monitors evolve during pandemic

A look around at the latest solutions entering the market, and how COVID-19 has impacted their evolution

CMS warns hospitals they must disclose prices of care to consumers

Around two-thirds of the largest U.S. providers have not complied with the hospital price transparency final rule

Walmart to acquire telehealth provider MeMD

Will offer customers nationwide access to virtual urgent, behavioral and primary care

Three unrecommended preventive services cost Medicare $325 million annually

Researchers examine seven patient-specific services graded D by USPSTF

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My name is Philip F. Jacobus, and I'm the CEO and founder of DOTmed.com, Inc., and the publisher of HealthCare Business News.

Generally, I spend between 5 to 6 hours a day visiting with people on the telephone, in person, or over video chat. These are their stories and the lessons that I have learned from them.

Philip Jacobus launched DOTmed.com in 1998. He has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in over 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, AAMI, HFMA 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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Lessons learned from COVID-19: Three priorities for where we go next in healthcare

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The role of AI and the radiologist in achieving optimal breast positioning for cancer detection

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Engaging patients where they are during COVID-19

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Healthcare leaders adopt strategies to increase EHR interoperability

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RTLS data across the healthcare enterprise

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Improving diversity in the med tech industry

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