AAMI Summits and Forums

Preventing Device-Related Healthcare-Associated Infections (2016)

AAMI and its partners met with 100 stakeholders to explore how and why device- and equipment-associated infections occur and to identify solutions to the problem.  This event was a first step in gaining the consensus needed to take a systems approach to combating HAIs. Learn more.

Risk Management (2015)

Following effective risk management principles is crucial for healthcare professionals when designing, producing, and using medical technology.  Experts at the 2015 summit—coming from hospitals, industry, academia, and the FDA—discussed risk management on September 29-30, 2015.  Learn more.

Ventilator Technology (2014)

A look at ways to improve the safety and effectiveness of ventilator technology—used in operating rooms, critical care units, and other settings—with insights from medical device manufacturers, healthcare technology professionals, regulators, clinicians, and academics. Learn more.

Healthcare Technology in Nonclinical Settings (2013)

As healthcare technology moves increasingly beyond hospital walls, a new set of risks, challenges, and opportunities are coming to the forefront. How can this trend best be managed so that individuals who are not healthcare professionals can make the best and safest use of technology? Learn more.

Interoperability (2012)

Most stakeholders agree that true and seamless medical device interoperability is a crucial component of patient safety in the modern world. But how do you get there? Experts from industry, government, academia, and the clinical world weigh in.  Learn more.

Wireless Workshop (2012)

An offshoot of the Interoperability Summit, this two-day event probed the complicated challenges and opportunities that a wireless world presents for healthcare. Learn more.

Medical Device Reprocessing (2011)

With growing mainstream interest in protecting patients against infections, what can manufacturers, clinicians, healthcare technology experts, and sterilization professionals do to improve the reprocessing of reusable medical devices?  Learn more.

Clinical Alarms (2011)

More medical devices and systems are equipped with alarms than ever before, resulting in a constant cacophony for nurses and doctors. The end result is that some alarms are ignored, turned off, or have simply lost their meaning for clinicians—and patient safety is compromised. How can the problem of alarm fatigue be turned around for good?  Learn more.

Infusion Devices (2010)

Walk into any healthcare facility and you’ll see an infusion device delivering medication, fluids, or nutrients to a patient. True lifesavers, infusion devices also pose serious risks if not developed and used properly. A look at what key stakeholders are doing to address this significant challenge. Learn more.