For Immediate Release
June 29, 2017
Amber Bauer, 703-253-8262

AAMI Presents Vision for Future of Healthcare in Special Supplement

USA TodayWith an article in a special supplement distributed in USA Today, AAMI offered its perspective on issues to consider as more healthcare technology moves outside hospital, emphasizing the need for standardization, simplicity, and designing with empathy.

This supplement was part of Mediaplanet USA’s Future of Healthcare campaign, which brought together industry leaders to highlight the biggest innovations and issues the healthcare system will face in the coming years.

“As healthcare technology moves outside hospitals and traditional care environments, there are a number of tough questions that need to be answered,” said AAMI President and CEO Robert Jensen. “AAMI is committed to helping find solutions through our standards, education programs, and publications—and we do so with diverse stakeholders, each of whom brings a valuable perspective to these discussions. Being featured in a national publication that is distributed as widely as USA Today gives us the opportunity to get in front of new eyes and encourage even more people to consider how we can best realize the full benefits of connected health.”

In the article "Keeping Patients in Mind as Healthcare Technology Breaks Free of Hospitals," Sean Loughlin, AAMI’s vice president of communications, highlighted the five “clarion themes” from a summit the association hosted in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration on the topic of home healthcare:

  • Deepen stakeholders’ understanding of the use environments and their remarkable variability.
  • Coordinate multiple and recurring transitions in care to improve patient safety.
  • Adopt a systems approach to redesign the full spectrum of healthcare in nonclinical settings.
  • Standardize and simplify.
  • Design with empathy.

More details about the vision for “anywhere, everywhere healthcare” that emerged from this event can be found in the official summit report.

AAMI ( is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of approximately 7,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology.