• Surgery_Robot_102614043 AAMI eXchange 2022: What SPD Professionals Shouldn’t Miss
    Brian Stallard
    May 19, 2022
    What can SPDs expect to learn from the upcoming AAMI eXchange 2022? How about reprocessing robotic surgery instruments? Or... new best practices for switching modalities, or quality management. And we can't forget the sessions that will cover the brand new ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021! You don't want to miss it.
  • Helena Usey Project AAMI Foundation Names Six 2022 Scholarship Recipients
    Erin Clancy
    May 18, 2022
    Congratulations to the six high school and college students who have been awarded a 2022 scholarship from the AAMI Foundation’s Michael J. Miller Scholarship Program. Ranging from passionate career changers to aspiring scientists, these deserving recipients are enriching the HTM field with their commitment to device efficacy and patient safety.
  • MedicaDevice_OR_PatientMonitor_199446523_sq Identifying and Filling Skills Gap in the HTM Workforce: It’s Time to Scrap Spreadsheets
    Richard L. “Monty” Gonzales, EdD
    May 17, 2022
    "The shortage of skilled and experienced BMETs will likely get worse before it gets better," says Monty Gonzales, president of the College of Biomedical Equipment Technology. However, there are ways to close widening skills gaps and address workers shortages. Gonzales explains in this edition of TROUBLESHOOT IT.
  • CrothallBMET_sq Crothall Healthcare Seeks Apprentices as AAMI BMET Apprenticeship Program Partner
    May 16, 2022
    AAMI's U.S. national BMET Apprenticeship Program has gained a valuable new employer partner. Crothall Healthcare, will be hiring ten biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) in its Healthcare Technology Solutions division within the year.
  • Group_Silhouette_109139963_sq Introducing the AAMI Fellows Class of 2022
    May 12, 2022
    AAMI's 2022 Fellows have provided substantial service and contributions to the health technology field and to AAMI. Who are they? We won't keep you guessing until AAMI eXchange... Join us in congratulating these incredible professionals!
  • BenedictBergHSPA_InfectionControlToday_SQ AAMI & HSPA Outline 2022 Standards Updates at HSPA Expo
    Heather R. Johnson
    May 11, 2022
    What's new and upcoming from AAMI Standards? AAMI Vice President of Standards, Amanda Benedict, and HSPA Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and AAMI Fellow Damien Berg, recently discussed these essential documents at the 2022 HSPA Annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
  • HTM-Burnout-In-Conversation_sq Burnout in Healthcare Technology Management? New AAMI Series Discusses
    May 11, 2022
    It's not COVID alone that has driven burnout in the healthcare technology management field. But it was the straw that broke the camel's back for many. In the first episode of AAMI News: In Conversation, six HTM experts discuss HTM career burnout, the persistent problems that are causing it, and viable solutions.
  • HTM Week 2022 Social Image 2 HTM Week 2022 Starts May 15, Join Us!
    Erin Clancy
    May 11, 2022
    This year’s HTM Week, being held May 15 through 21, 2022, is an opportunity to showcase what the modern HTM professional is up to. It consists of various events, ranging from social media contests to webinars — all supporting professional development and the promotion of this vital career to a new generation of HTM professionals. Join us!
  • exablate-neuro_sq Insightec Receives Two FDA IDE Approvals
    Fran Kritz
    May 5, 2022
    Liquid biopsies are driven by sound and bubbles. Now, a device that leverages this technique has earned  two investigational device exemptions from the U.S. FDA to provide treatment.
  • FDA_logo_high_quality_sq_200-1 Big Changes Coming to CDRH Office of Product Evaluation and Quality
    Randolph Fillmore
    May 5, 2022
    The FDA's Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health is no more? Not exactly. Split into two new offices, the shuffle of experts and responsibilities will allow the FDA to “better meet the needs of stakeholder communities with divergent technologies and regulatory requirements," the agency announced, along with several additional changes.
  • GenericCybersecurity_310133756 Guidance and Insight from the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council
    Samantha Jacques
    May 5, 2022
    What is the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) and what does it have to do with cybersecurity? What's more, why does it matter to you? AAMI Fellow Samantha Jacques, PhD, VP of clinical engineering at McLaren Health Care, explains that and more in this latest CYBERINSIGHTS feature.
  • AAMI eXchange 2022 logo Are You Prepared for AAMI eXchange 2022?
    May 4, 2022
    Are you ready? AAMI eXchange is happening on June 3 through 6 in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. After two years of remote events, AAMI is pulling out all the stops for this in-person healthcare technology conference! Here's a heads-up for what's in store...
  • Cartoon of a robot doctor examining a surprised man New AAMI Consensus Report: Guidance on Risk Management for AI, ML
    Martha Vockley
    Apr 28, 2022
    Is artificial intelligence in medical devices safe? A new consensus report from AI experts and regulatory specialists responds to an urgent need to address the potential risks of emerging machine learning applications in health technology.
  • Amy-Alexander-holding-Swabs_sq 3D Printing COVID Testing Swabs to Close a Supply Chain Gap
    Jen A. Miller
    Apr 27, 2022
    How did the Mayo Clinic handle a shortage of testing supplies while COVID-19 and supply chain problems rocked the globe? This this BRIGHT IDEA feature, one 3D Anatomic Modeling Lab describe how they changed gears to produce 485,000 testing swabs in a mere four months!
  • Tablet_reading_academic_happy_423948206_sq AAMI Recognizes Authors in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, and Smart Pumps
    Gavin Stern
    Apr 27, 2022
    A team exploring the frontier of medical device cloud computing, a cybersecurity duo capturing best practices for frontline personnel, and a nurse/pharmacist research team have all made outstanding contributions to AAMI’s publications in the past year. Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of our AAMI Publications Awards recipients!
  • Child_MedicalTechnology_124990765_sq Pediatric Medical Device Pitch Competition Offers $150K in Grants to Spur Innovation
    Gavin Stern, Director of Publications
    Apr 27, 2022
    Calling all innovators! “While great advances are made in adult medical devices, children are often left behind because the pediatric market is small and there are not incentives to develop for pediatrics"  An annual competition helps address this problem, but it needs applicants today!
  • fda-logo FDA Budget Request for 2023 Contains Increase for Medical Device Program
    Fran Kritz
    Apr 21, 2022
    Is the U.S. FDA taking cybersecurity in medical devices and device supply chains seriously? Well... according to a new budget request from the agency to Congress, they're eight billion dollars serious.
  • CN27Figure_sq ANSI/AAMI CN27:2021: Serving a Vital Role in Aligning Requirements for Luer-Activated Valves
    Sean Squire
    Apr 21, 2022
    In addition to being a resource for regulatory agencies and clinical end users, the recently published ANSI/AAMI CN27:2021 assists medical device manufacturers in the design and development of Luer activated valves (LAVs) used in intravascular applications.
  • A line of formally dressed people applaud. ACCE Awards Recognize HTM Advocates, 2022
    Erin Clancy
    Apr 21, 2022
    The 2022 winners of ACCE Advocacy Awards have been announced, celebrating individuals who have championed the varied corners of healthcare technology management (HTM) throughout their careers. AAMI joins our vibrant HTM community in congratulating the  recipients!
  • A sampling of panels from Health First's digital HTM dashboard. Digital Dashboard Project Wins 2021 Bright Ideas Award
    Apr 14, 2022
    It sounds like a simple strategy, but it has reduced the number of devices that took 30 days or longer to repair by a whopping 30% while simultaneously increasing the number of repairs completed within 24 hours!