AAMI News December 2018
AAMI to Launch Innovation Competition at the Exchange
The AAMI Exchange, AAMI’s reimagined annual conference, will feature two new forums intended to spark conversations among all those who work with and on health technology: the AAMI Xcelerator and IoTXperience. The Exchange will take place in Cleveland, OH, from June 7 to 10.
Leading the way in promoting conversations that will affect the industry in years to come, AAMI is launching its first innovation competition in conjunction with Cleveland-based bioscience company BioEnterprise at the Global Center for Health Innovation.
This special one-day event will start with thought-framing sessions focused on the implementation of artificial intelligence and deep-machine learning in clinical settings, advancements in virtual and augmented reality, emerging trends in cybersecurity, and utilization of blockchain.
In the afternoon, a select group of venture-backed startups will pitch their ideas for successfully commercializing clinical automation technologies for the chance to win up to $5,000. In addition to cash prizes, the event will provide mentoring and access to business advisors. Ideas will be judged by industry experts using specific criteria, including commercial, technical, and financial viability; use of proceeds; strength of the team; and presentation of the business plan.
Another new feature of the conference, the IoTXperience (IoTX), will focus on balancing the opportunities and security of connected medical devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. AAMI Exchange attendees can participate in sessions in the IoTX theater, talk to thought leaders, and experience products that are defining the future of IoT.
“Join in the visioning of what the future can bring and how we can ethically, socially, securely, and economically develop solutions for current healthcare challenges,” encouraged Sherrie Schulte, AAMI’s senior director of certification and the annual conference.