AAMI’s annual Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Week celebration, running May 19–25, seeks to promote awareness of—and appreciation for—the critical work of professionals who manage and maintain the vast assortment of health technology found in healthcare delivery organizations.
This year’s events, planned by AAMI’s Technology Management Council, support professional development and promote this vital career to a new generation of HTM professionals. Here’s how you can get involved:
What makes being an HTM professional awesome? Show off your department’s pride by recording a short video using AAMI-produced music composed entirely of medical device sounds by May 14. Visit www.aami.org/HTMVideo for instructions. The winners, who will receive gift cards of up to $400, will be announced on May 24.
HTM Week Webinars
AAMI will host two informational webinars during HTM Week:
- HTM Best Practices in Large Health Systems (May 21 from 2–3 p.m. ET). Leaders who manage in-house HTM departments at Intermountain Health, Texas Health, and Advocate Health will share industry-leading practices they successfully implemented across their systems. You can use these tips to enhance operational efficiency, performance, and productivity in any size HTM department.
- Using HTM Data to Drive High Reliability Healthcare (May 23, 2–3 p.m. ET). See how HTM professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reduced variability across the system’s 170 medical centers. It will also explain how the VA uses data to improve patient safety, monitor and benchmark program performance, strategically plan for new medical technology, and manage cybersecurity.
High School Essay Contest
What will the HTM field look like a generation from now? For this contest, high school students must use their imaginations to share a vision—in 600 words or less—of their HTM career in 20 years, as well as how the technology of the future will be used to improve patient care. Gift cards will be awarded for first ($500), second ($300), and third ($200) place. Submit entries by April 22 to HTMEssays@aami.org. The winners will be announced on May 24.
Promote HTM Week at Your Healthcare Organization and to the Public
Get the word out about the HTM field by setting up a table in your hospital’s lobby. Use that opportunity to promote the essential work of your department to guests, volunteers, patients, and other hospital employees. You can make your table engaging by setting up equipment demos and fun labs for all ages. Educate anyone who stops by about the rewarding career path that HTM offers.
Share your event by emailing photos to Gavin Stern (firstname.lastname@example.org) to post online, or post them on social media using the hashtags #IamHTM and #HTMWeek. You can also create HTM profile frames for your Facebook profile pictures and images. Simply search within Facebook for 'AAMI HTM Week 2019' or use keywords such as 'AAMI', 'HTM', 'HTMWEEK2019', or 'IAMHTM'.
HTM Week Resources
Creative Ideas—A few ideas for celebrating HTM Week where you work.
Resources—These tools will help you get the festivities started.
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