The Latest News from AAMI
AAMI Honors 2020 Award and Scholarship Winners
Each year, AAMI and the AAMI Foundation recognize health technology’s best and brightest for their leadership, dedication, and contributions to healthcare technology.
A Tour of the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization Process
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has issued several emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for personal protective equipment (PPE), including, for example, respirators, face shields, and gowns.
AAMI Statement Against Racism and Intolerance
AAMI supports the eradication of racism and intolerance in our culture and we stand with those across the globe peacefully protesting for positive change. This moment demands that we move beyond raising awareness and offering statements of support in order to create meaningful and lasting transformation.
- News in Brief: July 2020
Focus on Human Factors: For Medical Devices, Human Factors Matter
Molly Story, PhD, is a global advisor to the Medical Device Development Unit at Sanofi and cochair of AAMI’s Human Factors Engineering Committee. Formerly, Story worked as human factors and accessible medical technology specialist at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Office of Device Evaluation.
Focus on Human Factors: New Six-Part Virtual Human Factors Training Series Kicks Off in July
In response to restricted travel budgets and the difficulty of meeting face-to-face during the global pandemic, AAMI has launched a six-part human factors virtual training series. Participants will have the options of attending individual sessions or the entire series.
Focus on Human Factors: Classifying Medical Device Human Factors Issues for the MAUDE and Recall Databases
Tara Daugherty, MS, and Teresita Liebel, MS, are human factors engineers at Farm, a Flex Company, in Hollis, NH.
Focus on Human Factors: Cleaning—The Human Factor
Cleaning is the cornerstone of disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments. How difficult can this be?
AAMI Mourns Loss of Noted Clinical Engineer George Panagiotopoulos
George Panagiotopoulos, dedicated clinical engineer, passed away on May 24 at the age of 60.
Tech World: What Can Amazon Teach Us About Defibrillators?
The importance of implementing, iterating, and continuously improving medical devices is vital to the health and safety of our communities.
- The Big Picture: July 2020
Asked & Answered: Reducing Damage to Operating Tables
This regular feature showcases questions and answers from professionals participating in AAMI’s online discussion groups, collectively known as AAMI Connect. AAMI does not endorse specific practices or advice. Participants in these forums are sharing their own experiences and insights.
Career Center: Understanding the Stages of ACI Certification
To help healthcare technology professionals make more sense of the certification process, the AAMI Credentials Institute (ACI) is offering a webinar on Aug. 11 to demystify the process.
Member News: ONE on ONE Nick Grecco
NICK GRECCO, CBET, team lead of Clinical Engineering Services at BayCare Health, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey, FL, is the AAMI and GE Healthcare BMET of the Year for 2020. This award is given to a biomedical equipment technician to recognize their dedication, achievement, and excellence in the healthcare technology management field. 20 AAMI News July 202
AAMI All-Star: JONATHAN WILDER, PhD
JONATHAN WILDER, PhD Managing director for Quality Processing Resource Group in Philadelphia, PA
- Members on the Move: July 2020
- New Member Organizations: July 2020
Standards Spotlight: Demystifying Standards: A Journey into New Sterilization Standards
AAMI’s Amanda Benedict, acting vice president of standards, addressed the burning questions in an on-demand education session for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) annual conference, held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.