HTM Week — May 18-24, 2014
Sponsored by AAMI’s Technology Management Council (TMC)

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. So how can you celebrate? Here are several ideas developed by AAMI’s Technology Management Council (TMC) to help you mark this appreciation week in your community or at your workplace.

2014 Poster

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Getting Creative — How you celebrated this special week was only limited by your imagination. For instance, the healthcare team that best celebrated HTM Week 2013—Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, TN— provided a history lesson, setting up a table in the cafeteria to display vintage medical equipment. The team even demonstrated how some of the old equipment worked by bringing certain pieces back into working condition.

Contest Launched: Tell us how you plan to celebrate!

Free Poster OfferedDownload and print the 2014 HTM Week Poster

Letter to Local Officials — This customizable sample letter was available to send to state or local elected officials, asking them to formally proclaim the week in your area.

News Releases — This sample press release was available to customize and send to your local newspaper or other media outlets.

But there are plenty of other possibilities. Visit the HTM Week Resources page for more ideas.