AAMI News July 2018

AAMI Members to Vote on Proposed Bylaws Changes

BylawsAAMI will host a special business meeting of its membership on Sept. 6 at the association’s headquarters in Arlington, VA. Prior to this meeting, members will vote on several proposed revisions to the AAMI bylaws, with an eye on simplifying the association’s membership structure.

These revisions include:

  • Consolidating the individual membership category. After a review, the associate membership subcategory was seen as duplicative. Individual membership will now include, among others, professionals in nonmanagerial, nonsupervisory roles in healthcare delivery organizations who use or repair medical equipment or information technology professionals interested in medical instrumentation.
  • Making student and retiree memberships free. Student members are defined as individuals who are attending a high school, college, or university either part or full time. Student and retiree memberships are a subcategory of individual memberships and will be free.

“These bylaws changes are the result of a year-long project AAMI undertook, with the help of McKinley Associates, to assess our membership structure with an eye toward streamlining it, increasing the engagement of students and young professionals, and demonstrating a strong value proposition for all members, among other goals,” said Sabrina Reilly, vice president of membership at AAMI. “We are excited to be able to offer healthcare technology professionals a wider array of membership options with the proposed bylaws changes and other recommendations from the assessment, which we will be rolling out in the near future.”

You can cast your vote online at www.aami.org/proxy by Sept. 6.