AAMI Seeks Nominations for Leaders in
In its ongoing effort to recognize those outstanding leaders and innovators working to advance the safe and effective use and development of healthcare technology, AAMI is soliciting nominations for its annual awards.
AAMI will present the awards at its annual conference, which will take place in Long Beach, CA, June 1-3. Winners will receive a monetary prize and a plaque commemorating their achievements as they are honored by their peers. The awards are administered by AAMI and its Foundation. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15.
AAMI has sought to “freshen up” its awards program, creating two new awards while updating the names of others. The first new honor is the Young Professional Award, intended for someone under 40 who “exhibits exemplary professional accomplishments” and has at least three years of experience in healthcare.
“It is a fact that we have a somewhat graying workforce, and AAMI is working hard to help cultivate new leaders,” explains Steven Yelton, chairman of the Electrical Engineering Technologies Department, Center for Innovative Technologies at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati, OH. “The Young Professional Award will help us achieve that goal.”
The new Spirit of AAMI Award recognizes an outstanding contribution from an AAMI volunteer. Candidates should possess a long track record of AAMI service, including leading committees and building consensus among diverse stakeholders.
Some existing AAMI awards have new names. The AAMI Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award is now AAMI’s Healthcare Technology Management Leader of the Year Award, and the AAMI & Becton Dickinson Professional Achievement Award, now called the AAMI & Becton Dickinson’s Patient Safety Award.
The other awards are the:
- AAMI Foundation’s Laufman-Greatbatch Award
- AAMI Foundation & ACCE’s Robert L. Morris Humanitarian Award
- AAMI Foundation & Institute for Technology in Health Care’s Clinical Solution Award
- AAMI & GE Healthcare’s BMET of the Year Award
- Standard Developer Award
- AAMI Technical Committee Award
Posted: January 10, 2013