In a major acknowledgment of the quality of AAMI’s certification programs, three of them have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The association’s certifications for biomedical equipment technicians (CBET), laboratory equipment specialists (CLES), and radiology equipment specialists (CRES) were recognized by this widely respected standards body.
The stunning news that a California hospital paid ransom to regain control of its computer systems after a malware attack serves as a stark reminder that healthcare facilities need to take a focused and strategic approach to cybersecurity—and AAMI has the resources to help.
A new white paper drafted by a special AAMI working group lays out six principles—developed jointly by industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—to guide the management of risk of medical devices in the postmarket setting.
Johnson and Johnson (J & J) has donated the published proceedings from past Kilmer Conferences on sterilization of medical products to AAMI, which will make the material available online as a complimentary service to the sterilization community.
AAMI is asking the U.S. government to recognize healthcare technology management as a professional field in its official occupational classifications, as well add “clinical engineer” and “clinical systems engineer” to its roster of job titles.
Determined to set a course for the future, two dozen clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, educators, and other experts are meeting at AAMI headquarters in Arlington, VA, to take on critical issues facing the healthcare technology management (HTM) field.