Alarm Anthology: AAMI & the AAMI Foundation
About AAMI and the AAMI Foundation
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of 9,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology.
AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals. AAMI helps members:
- Contain costs
- Stay on top of new technology and policy developments
- Add value in healthcare organizations
- Improve professional skills
- Enhance patient care
AAMI provides a unique and critical forum for a variety of professionals including clinical and biomedical engineers and technicians, physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, educators, scientists, manufacturers, distributors, government regulators, and others with an interest in healthcare technology. AAMI fulfills its mission through:
- Courses, conferences, and continuing education, including certification programs.
- Collaborative initiatives, including summits with the FDA.
- A rich array of resources, including peer-reviewed journals, technical documents, books, videos, podcasts, and other products.
About the AAMI Foundation
Over its 50-year history, the Foundation has worked closely with its affiliate, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the world-renowned membership organization driving consensual standards in medical instrumentation.
The AAMI Foundation is committed to reducing preventable patient harm and to improving outcomes with complex healthcare technology. In addition to awarding scholarships, a research grant and its national coalition work, the Foundation works to support and promote the healthcare technology management and sterilization professionals to help drive improvements in patient safety.