New Collaboration Between AAMI, Archimedes Center Promises Greater Innovation in Medical Device Security
The two prominent medical device organizations will connect their membership and partner networks to work on advancing security for life-saving devices. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security will work together to connect their networks of medical device and health technology management (HTM) professionals across the country.
AAMI Foundation Awards 2020 Research Grants
The AAMI Foundation has named Poching DeLaurentis of Purdue University and Ekundayo Shittu of George Washington University as the 2020 recipients of the Mary K. Logan Research Award Program. Two grants, worth a total of more than $119,000, will support research initiatives that focus on improving patient safety and eliminating morbidity and mortality associated with the use of healthcare technology.
'Must-Have' TIR24971 Complements Risk Management Standard
Technical information report AAMI/ISO TIR24971:2020
is an important update in risk management standard to ensure the safety and efficacy of medical devices in an age of constantly improving technologies.
AAMI Statement Against Racism and Intolerance
The death of George Floyd in the custody of a Minneapolis police officer was repugnant and serves as a visible call to action for our nation. Millions of Americans have protested the grotesqueness of this incident, as well as those that resulted in the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others. The raising of so many voices in protest of racially motivated abuse and violence are an exhortation for all Americans to do something, and we must.
AAMI Launches Online Summer Learning Series
AAMI has launched an interactive, online Summer Learning Series of 36 educational sessions designed to tackle many of the biggest topics in health technology, sterilization, and regulations.
Protective Equipment Delivered to COVID-19’s Unsung Heroes
Volunteers have just finished flying thousands of 3D-printed face shields to healthcare’s unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic—the healthcare technology management professionals who are responsible for managing and maintaining critical medical devices and equipment, such as ventilators.
UPDATED: Volunteers Fly 3D-Printed Face Shields to Unsung Hospital Heroes
COVID-19 hot spots across the nation are receiving 6,000 3D-printed face shields to protect the healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals responsible for managing and maintaining critical medical devices and equipment, such as ventilators. Distributed by AAMI
, the first shipment is planned to arrive in Hagerstown, MD, via volunteer flight organization AeroBridge on Thursday, June 11. Media are invited to attend.
AAMI Offers International Standards and Regulation Sessions Online
The world of health technology standards and regulations is changing faster than ever. That’s why, for the first time, AAMI is offering key sessions from its renowned International Conference on Medical Device Standards and Regulation in an online format.
AAMI’s Best of BI&T Awards Recognize Journal Authors
A new way of looking at the healthcare technology management and clinical engineering professions, a deep dive into medical device recall data, and the value of making small changes that can have a big impact on quality—these are the three articles published in AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal, BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology)
, that shaped the health technology world in 2019.
AAMI, BSI Position Paper Sets Machine Learning Agenda
AAMI and BSI (the U.K. national standards body and international standards developing organization) have teamed up to explore the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning pose unique challenges to the standards and regulations that govern medical devices and related technologies.
2020 AAMI Fellows Honored for Achievements, Commitment to AAMI Mission
AAMI members who have provided substantial service and contributions to the health technology field and to AAMI have been selected as the 2020 class of AAMI Fellows. AAMI Fellows are health technology leaders who are recognized for extraordinary achievement in their careers.
AAMI Names 2020 Award and Scholarship Winners
Several members of the health technology community will receive an AAMI award or scholarship and be recognized during the AAMI Exchange
, June 12–15 in New Orleans, LA. Each year, AAMI and the AAMI Foundation recognize health technology’s best and brightest for their leadership, dedication, and contributions to AAMI and their fields.
AAMI Releases Emergency COVID-19 Guidance
AAMI has released emergency guidance documents
to enable the rapid development of safe and effective emergency use ventilators and resuscitators, which are essential to treating patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure. Published as the first four AAMI Consensus Reports (CRs), this emergency guidance was developed by the AAMI COVID-19 Response Team, consisting of manufacturers, clinicians, and Food and Drug Administration representatives.
Health Technology Experts Are a Vital Resource for Coronavirus Response
Healthcare organizations need to ensure that medical equipment is maintained by trained healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.
AAMI Offers eLearning Study Course to Displaced Students
AAMI is offering students enrolled in nonprofit biomedical equipment technician programs who have been displaced by closures due to COVID-19 free access to its CBET eLearning Study Course.
AAMI Offers Free Standards and Resources to Help Fight Coronavirus
In response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis, AAMI—dedicated to leading global collaboration in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology—is releasing three standards and technical information reports (TIRs) at no cost.
Updated Resource Answers Wireless Technology’s Frequently Asked Questions
AAMI has released The Medical Connectivity FAQs, a free resource developed to help healthcare technology management (HTM), IT, and facilities management professionals understand the state of wireless tools and technologies, their use in healthcare, and how they can best be managed based on each profession’s responsibilities.
AAMI Adopts Updated Series of Dialysis Standards
The International Organization for Standardization has released a redesignated and revised series of five standards that provide healthcare professionals and manufacturers with guidance for ensuring the quality and safety of dialysis fluids for hemodialysis and related therapies.
AAMI Mourns the Passing of Cesar Caceres, Father of Clinical Engineering
Cesar Caceres, cardiologist and former AAMI Board of Directors chair and president, passed away on Feb. 9, 2020. Caceres was known as the “father of clinical engineering” for his early work combining computers with healthcare.
Pitch Your Innovative Digital Health Solutions at AAMI Xcelerator 2020
AAMI is calling on innovators and startups to pitch their digital health solutions at the AAMI Xcelerator, where they’ll compete for $9,000 in prizes, expert mentoring, and access to business advisors.