AAMI News, May Vol.57, No.5


AAMI News May 2022

The latest from AAMI News in May, including a Focus on HTM.





  • GenericCybersecurity_310133756 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.
  • FDA_logo_high_quality_sq_200-1 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.
  • exablate-neuro_sq 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.
  • BenedictBergHSPA_InfectionControlToday_SQ 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.
  • Group_Silhouette_109139963_sq 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!
  • HTM-Burnout-In-Conversation_sq 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.
  • CrothallBMET_sq Crothall Healthcare Seeks Apprentices as AAMI BMET Apprenticeship Program Partner
    AAMI's U.S.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aami.org/HTM/bmet-apprenticeship">national BMET Apprenticeship Program</a>&nbsp;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.
  • MedicaDevice_OR_PatientMonitor_199446523_sq 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,&nbsp;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&nbsp;<strong><em>TROUBLESHOOT IT.</em></strong>
  • Helena Usey Project 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&nbsp;<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.
  • European Union flag fades into a photo of an operating room Europe recognizes ISO 14971:2019, Application of risk management to medical devices
    The European Union has recognized&nbsp;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_Logo_sq 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.
  • GroupWork_Collaboration_327014248 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.