Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Week, May 17–23, 2020, promotes 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 are planned by AAMI’s Technology Management Council (TMC) to support professional development and promote this vital career to a new generation of HTM professionals. Here’s how you can get involved:
High School Essay Contest
High school students are invited to participate in a national essay contest that can earn them valuable recognition and great prizes! To enter, describe in 600 words or less how health technology has made your life or the life of someone you know better, and email your essay, name, school, town/state, and email address to HTMEssays@aami.org by March 1. The top three winners will receive a total of $1,000 and be recognized nationally during HTM Week.
HTM “Funny Story” Contest
Some HTM professionals have a legendary sense of humor. Now’s your chance to tell us your funniest story from your career in HTM! Just send a short “selfie” video (less than 1:30) or write a brief essay (under 500 words). Your funny HTM story could be an unforgettable interaction with a clinician, an oddball fix to a medical device that you found, a joke or prank that someone played, or anything on the job that had your colleagues rolling on the floor. Entries should be “clean” and not political. The top three entries will split $500 in prizes. Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th, 2020.
HTM Department Creative Photo Contest
Send us creative photos to showcase the important work of your HTM department, and we’ll feature them throughout the HTM Week on social media! We want to see your team in action, so no “class photos.” AAMI will buy lunch for the department with the best photo. If you share on social media, be sure to use the #HTMWeek and #IamHTM hashtags. Email your photo to email@example.com by the end of HTM Week (May 22, 2020).
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. And do not forget to use HTM in a Box! Share your event by emailing photos to Gavin Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org to post online, or post them on social media using the hashtag #IamHTM and #HTMWeek.
HTM Association Outreach Contest
AAMI is hosting a contest to see which HTM Association can make the most impact through HTM outreach. Let’s all work together to spread awareness about our wonderful field. The HTM field is facing a huge workforce shortage and, with the help of the HTM Associations, we can be a solution to this issue. If your HTM Association would like to participate, please email email@example.com for the contest’s specific rules and requirements. The winning association will be recognized publicly by AAMI and AAMI will sponsor your next association meeting dinner. Contest runs through July 1st.
AAMI will host two informational webinars during HTM Week