This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an AAMI member in volunteer efforts within the association.
The award includes a $2,000 check and a plaque to be presented at the AAMI Exchange.
The deadline for 2021 submissions has passed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Axel Wirth, Chief Security Strategist, MedCrypt Inc.
Axel Wirth has been selected to receive the Spirit of AAMI Award for his history of unsolicited volunteering and support of AAMI endeavors over the last decade.
Wirth is best known as a generous font of knowledge and advice. He is the author of AAMI’s CyberInsights column, remains a regular contributor to AAMI publications AAMI News and BI&T,
and has been a member of the BI&T Editorial Board since 2016. In 2019, he was honored in the inaugural class of AAMI Fellows and was recognized as a Fellow by the Health Information and
Management Systems Society (HIMSS) that same year. As a prominent expert on medical device cybersecurity, Wirth has helped further AAMI’s mission of advancing the safety and effectiveness of health technology through sharing information
openly and effectively.
"I am humbled and honored to receive the Spirit of AAMI award and for being recognized among so many outstanding individuals. Being part of the AAMI has been an enriching experience that has enabled me to grow professionally and personally through the many professional connections I developed and new friends I made. I am thankful for being part of this great community," Wirth said.