Caveat Emptor: Know Your International Business Partner

by: Robert Kerwin

With the worldwide rise in ferreting out bribery and global corruption, it is never more important to really know your business partner. The risk of ‘not’ knowing with whom you are dealing in business may include being exposed to situations potentially violative of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). This admonition begs the question: how does one learn about your international business partner? The Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce has a “Denied Party List” which provides a list of individuals who have been denied export privileges. See,  Continue Reading…

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Have We Downloaded the Latest Drivers?

by: Wayne Webster

About 4-years ago the diagnostic imaging markets were experiencing explosive growth. As we all now know, the market was heading for the same crash as the housing market a year earlier. The growth was fueled by many things. Primarily the advancement of diagnosis, treatment and wealth were the main drivers with increasing wealth being the largest by far. Continue Reading…

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IAMERS Partnerships

As part of our ongoing efforts in Washington, DC, we routinely meet with the following groups to discuss and unite for our common interests:

National Rural Health Association (NRHA) – is a trade association of small hospitals who have problems with accessibility that many of our IAMERS members face.  The NRHA is a national membership organization with more than 20,000 members whose mission is to provide leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. Continue Reading…

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The 2011 Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Conference Review

by: Wayne Webster

The 2011 SNM annual meeting was held this year in Salt Lake City. Not the best venue for a meeting but the SNM has never been about location. Last year the meeting was a victim of the Swine Flu scare and attendance was down. This year attendance was about the same at least that was the take by most of the exhibitors I spoke with.

As I perused the exhibit hall there was the usual cadre of exhibitors. GE, Siemens and Philips were all showing their SPECT and PET hybrids. Interestingly the “Image of the Year was a SPECT/CT image from a group in Japan. This was different from the last several years when PET and PET/CT images were chosen.

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