The winners of the 2017 HTM Week Best Celebration Contest is Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, AK: (standing left to right) Dathon Stokes, Jason Cook, Derek Martin, Damon Hannibal, Keith Todd, Rick Erickson, George Enquist, Wesley Moby; (seated left to right) Bob Draper, Candice Leeper, Enrico Lucas, Patricia Fuqua, Ryan LeBlanc, Julianna Fuqua, Irene Douthit.
This annual celebration is designed to promote the awareness of—and appreciation for—the critical work of biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs), clinical engineers, and other members of the healthcare technology management (HTM) field.
As you make plans for 2018, consider these ideas developed by AAMI’s Technology Management Council to help you mark this appreciation week in your community or at your workplace.
Best Celebration Contest—AAMI held its annual contest to recognize the department or facility that best celebrates HTM Week. Congratulations to the 2017 winners, Alaska Native Medical Center, pictured on the right.
- The AED Challenge—During HTM Week, AAMI’s Technology Management Council encourages HTM professionals to raise awareness of the importance of routine AED inspections among local organizations. Learn more.
Free Online Town Halls—The TMC hosted two virtual town hall meetings.
The first session, held Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET, explored the information technology (IT) skills HTM professionals need to acquire to serve as a "bridge" between the two departments. The best ways of acquiring these skills also were addressed.
The second town hall was held Thursday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET. It covered frequently asked questions related to the management of wireless technologies in healthcare. Members of AAMI's Wireless Strategy Task Force provided their expertise and will respond to attendees' questions.
HTM Standouts—For several years, AAMI has asked members of the HTM community to nominate exemplary professionals as part of HTM Week. Read these testimonials about some outstanding individuals.
Free Posters Offered—Choose your favorite!
Creative Ideas—A few ideas for celebrating HTM Week where you work.
Resources—These tools will help you get the festivities started.
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