Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Week, May 16–23, 2021, 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 show appreciation for the heroic and selfless work of HTM Professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Download our HTM Week Toolkit containing all the information and resources you'll need to celebrate HTM Week, and check out last year's HTM week video below:
AAMI sincerely thanks all the HTM professionals who are selflessly working on the front lines to combat this pandemic. Please send us photos of your teams working on the front lines and/or share any heroic stories of HTM professionals during these uncertain times. We will feature stories and photos throughout HTM Week to showcase our important work. Please email your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 14.
Do you have an HTM colleague or departments who deserves an extra thank you? Celebrate their great work by submitting a public shout out to appear on aami.org! Fill out the submission form with your post, hopefully with an image to go with it, we'll make sure to get it up on the wall! All HTM professionals who receive a shout-out will be contacted to receive an #IamHTM mask.
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. 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 email@example.com to post online, or post them on social media using the hashtag #IamHTM and #HTMWeek.
High School students are invited to participate in a special HTM Week Giveaway Content. Three high school students will be awarded access to AAMI’s new BMET101 course. To align with AAMI’s strategic initiative of promoting the HTM Field, this giveaway will give students the opportunity to utilize HTM in a Box! to learn more about careers in HTM. To enter, students need to submit a 1-2 sentence definition of what HTM professionals do in healthcare by the contest deadline of Friday, May 22.
Biomedical Engineers from the FDA MEDSUN team will explain 1) Overview of CDRH and working with FDA to report medical device issues to improve patient safety. 2) Different ways that new devices get to the market and related requirements of device manufacturers. 3) Medical device recall process and types of recalls. 4) Examples of how HTM professionals can partner with FDA.