AAMI All Star: Joyce Hansen
November 5, 2020
Categories: AAMI News, Clinical, Early Career, Education & Academia, Executive , Health Technology Management, HTM Professionals, Individual Contributor, Manager or Director
AAMI activities: Co-chair for three standards working groups (Microbiology WG8, Radiation WG2, and Assurance of Sterility WG 15) and a convener for ISO TC198/WG2 Radiation.
“I’ve worked as a standards volunteer since 1984. For these leadership positions, I am most proud of having been a co-chair for the first edition of the microbiology and the assurance of sterility standards and for the first iteration of the radiation standards, when we brought all of the radiation methods (gamma, electron beam, and x-ray) into one standard and harmonized with the EN standard. Currently, I participate as a member of the AAMI Committee on Standards Strategy and focus on development of individuals though mentoring and sharing our technical competency through industry collaborations and publications.”
Most enjoyable part about volunteering: “Having the opportunity to create standards based upon science that help to provide patient safety and that are a fundamental requirement for infection prevention around the world. And, through that process, having the opportunity to meet wonderful individuals with a similar passion that have become lifelong friends.”
Something people might not know about me: “I try to balance my day job, which utilizes my left brain, with right brain activities. I enjoy creating jewelry and making cards to send to friends and family.”