HTM COVID Town Hall - Getting Through the Pandemic Together
April 22, 2020

Industry experts share information about medical equipment supply chain, medical equipment planning for expansions and how to effectively divert equipment and staff in times of need.

  • David Brennan, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at PartsSource
  • Michael Ahmad, Vice President, HTM Business Development at ABM
  • Steven Rubino, HTM Project Manager at Scripps Health

 

COVID-19 Town Hall: What HTM Professionals Need to Know
April 8, 2020

Experienced healthcare technology management (HTM) leaders shared advice, best practices, and pertinent information HTM professionals should know when navigating the COVID-19 health pandemic, including onboarding, managing, and maintaining the massive amounts of new equipment required. 

  • Danielle McGeary, vice president of HTM at AAMI (host and moderator).
  • Mike Busdicker, HTM system director at Intermountain Health
  • Karen Waninger, HTM Executive Director at Franciscan Health Network
  • Jared Wilson, chief technology officer at Insight HTM
  • Stephanie Domas, executive vice president at MedSec

 

AAMI and IAHCSMM Town Hall: Sterilization and COVID-19
March 30, 2020

Sterile processing professionals shared their insights, experiences, and questions about the COVID-19 virus and its implications for the healthcare delivery environment. The town hall addresses the challenges and questions about processing instruments and medical devices that have been exposed to COVID-19 as well as providing guidance in relevant sterile processing standards for these unprecedented times.

This event was hosted by AAMI and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). As of this town hall, there were more than 732,000 cases worldwide and more than 143,000 cases in the United States.   

  • Amanda Benedict, director of AAMI's sterilization standards program (host and moderator)
  • Damien Berg, immediate past president of IAHCSMM and the regional manager for UC Health and direct manager for Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospitals in Northern Colorado. Berg has spoken at sterile processing conferences around the world and has written several articles on sterile processing leadership.
  • Sue Klacik, IAHCSMM clinical educator, has served as IAHCSMM's representative to AAMI for nearly 20 years and has authored articles, lesson plans, and textbook chapters, as well as presented educational sessions for IAHCSMM.

 

Health Technology Alliance HTM/IT Coronavirus Town Hall
March 24, 2020

HTM and IT professionals shared their insights, experiences, and answers to your questions about the COVID-19 virus and its implications. This event was hosted by the Health Technology Alliance a coalition between ACCE, AAMI, and HIMSS, dedicated to bridging the gap between IT and HTM professionals by providing solutions to common challenges and sharing relevant information between the two communities.

  • Danielle McGeary, vice president of HTM at AAMI (host and moderator).
  • Jeff Ruiz, HTM director at Holland Hospital, a small community hospital in rural Michigan.
  • Michael Marchant, a health information technology director at UC Davis Medical Center, a large teaching hospital in Northern California, which had the first identified case of COVID-19 from community spread.
  • Mark Manning, HTM director from the Mayo Clinic, a large health delivery organization that spans across many regions in the United States.
  • Yadin David, providing an update about the steps the World Health Organization is taking to combat this crisis and assist HTM professionals internationally.
  • Umberto Nocco, an HTM professional working on the front lines at a major hospital in the Lombardia region of Italy. Lombardia had been one of the hardest hit regions of Italy, making up nearly half of Italy's total COVID-19 cases.