AAMI News, May Vol.57, No.5
Guidance and Insight from the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council
What is the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) and what does it have to do with cybersecurity? What's more, why does it matter to you? AAMI Fellow Samantha Jacques, PhD, VP of clinical engineering at McLaren Health Care, explains that and more in this latest CYBERINSIGHTS feature.
Big Changes Coming to CDRH Office of Product Evaluation and Quality
The FDA's Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health is no more? Not exactly. Split into two new offices, the shuffle of experts and responsibilities will allow the FDA to “better meet the needs of stakeholder communities with divergent technologies and regulatory requirements," the agency announced, along with several additional changes.
Insightec Receives Two FDA IDE Approvals
Liquid biopsies are driven by sound and bubbles. Now, a device that leverages this technique has earned two investigational device exemptions from the U.S. FDA to provide treatment.
AAMI & HSPA Outline 2022 Standards Updates at HSPA Expo
What's new and upcoming from AAMI Standards? AAMI Vice President of Standards, Amanda Benedict, and HSPA Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and AAMI Fellow Damien Berg, recently discussed these essential documents at the 2022 HSPA Annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
Introducing the AAMI Fellows Class of 2022
AAMI's 2022 Fellows have provided substantial service and contributions to the health technology field and to AAMI. Who are they? We won't keep you guessing until AAMI eXchange... Join us in congratulating these incredible professionals!
Burnout in Healthcare Technology Management? New AAMI Series Discusses
It's not COVID alone that has driven burnout in the healthcare technology management field. But it was the straw that broke the camel's back for many. In the first episode of AAMI News: In Conversation, six HTM experts discuss HTM career burnout, the persistent problems that are causing it, and viable solutions.
Crothall Healthcare Seeks Apprentices as AAMI BMET Apprenticeship Program Partner
AAMI's U.S. <a href="https://www.aami.org/HTM/bmet-apprenticeship">national BMET Apprenticeship Program</a> has gained a valuable new employer partner. Crothall Healthcare, will be hiring ten biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) in its Healthcare Technology Solutions division within the year.
Identifying and Filling Skills Gap in the HTM Workforce: It’s Time to Scrap Spreadsheets
"The shortage of skilled and experienced BMETs will likely get worse before it gets better," says Monty Gonzales, president of the College of Biomedical Equipment Technology. However, there are ways to close widening skills gaps and address workers shortages. Gonzales explains in this edition of <strong><em>TROUBLESHOOT IT.</em></strong>
AAMI Foundation Names Six 2022 Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the six high school and college students who have been awarded a 2022 scholarship from the <a href="https://www.aami.org/aami-foundation-new/foundation-scholarships-miller"><strong>AAMI Foundation’s Michael J. Miller Scholarship Program</strong></a>. Ranging from passionate career changers to aspiring scientists, these deserving recipients are enriching the HTM field with their commitment to device efficacy and patient safety.
Europe recognizes ISO 14971:2019, Application of risk management to medical devices
The European Union has recognized EN ISO 14971:2019 as “<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/health/medical-devices-topics-interest/harmonised-standards_en">Harmonized</a>” and listed to the EU’s Medical Device Regulation. What does this mean for the regulation of medical devices in Europe and what brought us here?
AAMI Response to GI Societies Joint Statement on ANSI/AAMI ST91
Patient safety is paramount across the healthcare field and is one of AAMI’s core values. In this statement, AAMI provides a response to the GI Societies Joint Statement on ANSI/AAMI ST91.
HTM Employee Retention Survey: Amid Brain Drain and the Great Resignation, HTM Must Focus on Value
Whether for better pay, career advancement, or early retirement, talented professionals across the HTM space are on the move. What can healthcare technology leaders do to retain talented staff? More than 1400 HTM professionals weighed in on what keeps them with an employer in an eye opening AAMI survey.