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  • A patient uses a digital tablet to speak with her doctor. The Gains and Pains of Digital Health
    Jennifer Peters
    Jun 30, 2021
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients and healthcare providers embraced telehealth options for the first time. During AAMI eXchange REWIRED, health technology experts explored the numerous benefits and challenges posed by remote digital health options.
  • Paper faces become increasingly colorful to represent diversity. Survey: Open Positions and Untapped Diversity for HTM
    Brian Stallard
    Jun 29, 2021
    A survey of 71 healthcare organizations and more than 7,000 HTM professionals has validated ongoing concerns while making some promising revelations. The first-of-its kind survey conducted by AAMI also clearly outlines areas where the HTM field may improve.
  • HospSterilization_Sq_247618456 Joint Commission Checklist Proves ‘Instrument-al’ for Sterile Processing Department
    W. Zeh Wellington, John Olmstead, Christine Pytel
    Jun 23, 2021
    The management team at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago share how to best prepare your sterile processing department for an unexpected visit from The Joint Commission.
  • Sterile packaging lab staff Surveying the Field: KiiP Team Gains Deeper Insight into Sterile Packaging and Its Use
    Ralph J. Basile, Malinda Elammari, Erin Kyle, Jane Severin, Katherine Olson, and Teri Meadow
    Jun 23, 2021
    The processes involved in delivering a sterile medical device to the sterile field involves a complex web of activities and stakeholders. The Kilmer innovations in Packaging project group surveyed these stakeholders to discover important trends and perspectives. A STERILIZATION CENTRAL feature.
  • A doctor works on a tablet with medical devices in the background. AAMI Health IT Committee Embraces Life Cycle Approach in Developing HIT1000 Series of Standards
    D. Classen and M. Segal
    Jun 23, 2021
    Experts involved in the development of the AAMI HIT1000 series for health IT explain what it took to design a series of standards with a total lifecycle approach. A SETTING STANDARDS feature.
  • silhouetted professionals sit around a table in front of the AAMI logo. Announcing 2021 Members to AAMI HTM Leadership Groups
    Jun 22, 2021
    Seven AAMI members and leaders in the healthcare technology management space have accepted roles on the Technology Management Council and the Healthcare Technology Leadership Committee for a three-year term.
  • FDA_logo_high_quality_sq_200-1 FDA Updates Premarket Notification Submissions Guidance for Peripheral Atherectomy Devices
    Randolph Fillmore
    Jun 21, 2021
    The U.S. FDA updated its Premarket Notification Guidance for peripheral vascular atherectomy devices aimed at removing atherosclerotic plaque from diseased arteries by cutting, shaving, sanding, or vaporizing.
  • Hospital Connectivity What HTM Professionals Need to Know about Wireless Technology
    Chris Hayhurst
    Jun 21, 2021
    HTM professionals in need of tough questions answered or CEU credits have a new resource, a just-released webinar (free to AAMI members) on medical device connectivity featuring insight from four wireless technology experts.
  • neurolutions ipsihand Device to Improve Post-Stroke Hand Grasping Gets De Novo Authorization
    Fran Kritz
    Jun 21, 2021
    The US FDA has granted De Novo authorization for a new device that combines a brain-computer-interface and exoskeleton to help stroke patients regain the use of their hand, arm, or wrist - Neurolutions, the IpsiHand Upper Extremity Rehabilitation System.
  • Medical Device Patient New View: HTM from the Patient Perspective
    Chris Hayhurst
    Jun 21, 2021
    Three people from different areas of the country with different work histories and areas of expertise. Three patients facing medical emergencies and unplanned journeys through their local healthcare systems. And finally, three stories with a common theme: They were all shared by leaders within the HTM community.
  • Industrial Sterilization Supplement 2 - sq Freely Available Sterilization Supplement Gets Second Installment
    Brian Stallard
    Jun 21, 2021
    AAMI has launched the latest installment in a growing collection of best practices and strategies for the sterilization of medical devices and tools. The series represents a unique collaboration between medical industry leaders.
  • An airplane taking off. United Airlines Introduces Telehealth-Observed COVID Self Testing
    Fran Kritz
    Jun 16, 2021
    One of the largest airlines in the United States, United Airlines, announced that a telehealth-based collaboration to help travelers returning to the U.S. comply with CDC requirements for a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel.
  • FDA_logo_high_quality_sq_200-1 FDA Advises on Cybersecurity Concerns in Annual Forum
    Gabrielle Hirneise
    Jun 16, 2021
    Kevin Fu, acting director for medical device cybersecurity and program director for the DHCoE at the FDA, spoke of growing security concerns at the 2021 FDA Science Forum, addressing recent headway the FDA has made in guiding cybersecurity regulations and overcoming recent challenges within the medical device landscape.
  • A face made up of 1s and 0s represents artificial intelligence. AAMI Roundtable on AI in Healthcare
    Chris Hayhurst
    Jun 16, 2021
    For years, artificial intelligence promised to transform healthcare. So, how is AI being used in medical settings today, and what still needs to happen to make this vision a reality?
  • An expert consults with a surgeon and a doctor. High Value of Human Factors Engineer Embedded in the Clinical Setting
    Jennifer Peters
    Jun 15, 2021
    Human factors engineers work to understand how human involvement impacts the use and usability of medical devices. But what can they add to the mix when embedded in a clinical setting?
  • A futuristic surgery robot interreacts with a patient monitor. Human Factors Experts Seek Trust and Safety for AI/ML Medical Devices
    Gabrielle Hirneise
    Jun 15, 2021
    Human factors experts have found themselves working at the very foundation of the doubt and suspicion for AI in healthcare, devising new ways to make AI/ML-enabled medical devices more trustworthy and facilitating human-AI collaboration.
  • A white flower and candle. In Memoriam: Ruey Dempsey
    Jun 15, 2021

    The AAMI and health technology communities mourn the passing of Ruey C. Dempsey, who served as Vice President of the medical device trade association, AdvaMed for more than 13 years.

  • ArchimedesCenterImage_social A Shocking Vulnerability Demonstrated at eXchange REWIRED
    Brian Stallard
    Jun 10, 2021
    Can you imagine having your smart assistant getting hijacked with… light? During AAMI eXchange REWIRED’s Thursday airing of “Good Morning HTM”, The Archimedes Center for Healthcare and Device Security shocked the healthcare technology management (HTM) community with a live demonstration of a worrying vulnerability inherent in many smart devices.
  • Air Duct Innovation in Ventilation for Healthcare
    Martha Vockley
    Jun 10, 2021
    Living through a pandemic has made everyone hyper-aware that the air we breathe can be dangerous. Nowhere is this truer than in enclosed healthcare settings, including surgical suites, emergency departments, intensive care units (ICUs), and patient rooms.
  • Truth - Square Is Your CMMS Ready to Be Your ‘Source of Truth’?
    Jennifer Peters
    Jun 10, 2021
    The computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) needs to be your source of truth.