AAMI 1967–2017: Celebrating 50 Years of Building Tomorrows

The story of AAMI began in the mid-1960s, when a group of pioneering medical device manufacturers, physicians, and inventors looked at a burgeoning industry and saw immense possibility. They knew that without effective standards, appropriate regulation, education, and better support for this fledging industry, medical devices might never achieve their full potential to save lives. Fifty years later, the organization they helped create, AAMI, is still bringing together diverse groups of experts to advance the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology. This year during our anniversary, we are paying tribute to the vision and leadership that established AAMI’s strong foundation and celebrating all that has—and will be—accomplished in healthcare technology and the lives of patients because of it.