AAMI Seeks Volunteers to Join HTM Groups


By: AAMI Staff

March 19, 2021

Categories: AAMI News

AAMI members interested in giving back to the healthcare technology management (HTM) field have the opportunity to join the association's Technology Management Council (TMC) and Healthcare Technology Leadership Committee (HTLC).

Nominations are being accepted for three openings on the TMC, an influential committee that represents the interests of biomedical equipment technicians, clinical engineers, and other HTM professionals. The TMC's work is driven by AAMI's strategic plan and focuses in increasing the HTM pipeline of professionals and further professionalizing and standardizing the field as a whole.

Major projects completed by the TMC over the past few years have been the creation of HTM in a Box to promote the field as a desirable profession to students and young professionals and the creation of the BMET Apprenticeship through the U.S. Department of Labor to create a new pipeline for professionals into the HTM field.

TMC APPLICATION

 

AAMI also is accepting applications to fill three open positions on the HTLC. This group seeks to develop the next generation of HTM leaders by nurturing leadership skills among HTM professionals and advancing the professional interests of HTM managers. Major projects completed by the HTLC this year were the HTM Succession Planning Guide and the HTM Training Guide to assist HTM Managers with their recruitment, retention and staff planning initiatives. 

AAMI members interested in serving a three-year term as a TMC or HTLC member can apply using the online applications available on AAMI Connect, AAMI's online networking and discussion tool. 

HTLC APPLICATION

Both groups require a commitment of roughly 40 volunteer hours each year. If selected, committee members must:

  • Be or become an AAMI member.
  • Attend quarterly committee meetings (three by phone and one in-person at the AAMI Exchange).
  • Participate in one or more of group's subcommittees.
  • Share news about AAMI and/or committee projects and deliverables with local HTM associations, their employer, and other interested parties.
  • Deliver at least one presentation per year promoting the HTM field at a local middle/high school/college career day, STEM event, boy/girl scout meeting, or other career-related event.
  • Contribute to the AAMIBlog or another AAMI publication at least once during their three-year term.

Applications are due by April 16. To learn more about the committees or the nomination process, contact Danielle McGeary at dmcgeary@aami.org.