The AAMI Foundation

The AAMI Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose primary mission is to serve the public welfare and improve patient safety by fostering support and recognition for the advancement of healthcare technology management. It does this through the work of safety initiatives, the distribution of scholarships to students, global outreach initiatives, and awards for excellence.

Patient Safety Initiatives


Awards for Excellence

The AAMI Foundation also recognizes individuals for their extraordinary role in improving public health care safety. The AAMI Foundation Awards recognize career achievement as well as superior work in medical instrumentation development, research, and applications, including engineering and related service. Learn more.

Scholarship Program

This program awards scholarships to students aspiring to become biomedical equipment technicians and clinical engineers. Learn more.

Dwight E. Harken, MD Memorial Lecture

In honor of Dr. Dwight D. Harken, the father of heart surgery and creator of intensive care units, this lecture is given each year at the Annual Conference and Expo and features a healthcare technology leader. Learn more.

BMET Training in Low-Resource Countries

A report prepared for the GE Foundation and the AAMI Foundation states that developing countries are in dire need of skilled biomedical equipment technicians and urges the healthcare technology community to come together to make that happen. The report BMETs in Low-Resource Countries summarizes a two-day meeting in June 2015 in which a wide variety of stakeholders joined forces to discuss how best to address this challenge.


In the News

Foundation Tests Waters for Device Training Institute AAMI News May 2016

Patient Safety Makes Headlines in National Media Campaign April 8, 2016

AAMI Announces 2016 Award Recipients April 4, 2016