My interviews with Dr. Ankit H. Shah, Imran Cronk, Dr. Vasken Dilsizian, and Mike Cannavo

My interviews with Dr. Ankit H. Shah, Imran Cronk, Dr. Vasken Dilsizian, and Mike Cannavo

Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | July 15, 2020
Clock-wise from top left: Dr. Ankit H. Shah, Imran Cronk, Dr. Vasken Dilsizian, and Mike Cannavo
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 Dr. Ankit H. Shah, Imran Cronk, Dr. Vasken Dilsizian, and Mike Cannavo. Each interview is approximately five minutes long, or a few minutes over five.

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In this installment, I check in with Dr. Ankit H. Shah, section chief of interventional radiology at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, about the emergence of interventional radiology, the role it has played for coronavirus patients, and how the specialty may be different in the future.

Dr. Shah contributed to an article in our March magazine entitled, Building an IR practice by walking the halls.


In this installment, I check in with Imran Cronk, founder and CEO of Ride Health, about the ways his company is helping healthcare providers coordinate transportation for their patients.

Imran contributed to an article in our April magazine entitled, The cost savings potential of non-emergency transport.


In this installment, I check in with Dr. Vasken Dilsizian, president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and a professor of medicine and radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and chief of the division of nuclear medicine in the department of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

We discuss the way the coronavirus has impacted nuclear medicine, and what the virtual format will mean for the SNMMI Annual Meeting, which just wrapped up yesterday (we spoke a few days prior to the meeting).


In this installment, I check in with imaging IT expert and independent consultant, Mike Cannavo, about the state of PACS, the impact of the coronavirus, and considerations for providers entering the imaging IT marketplace.

Mike contributed to an article in our Jan/Feb magazine entitled, Goldilocks and the three PACS.


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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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