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AAMI President Shares ‘Five B’s’ for a Successful Career

Tue, 2018-06-12 23:00
Achieving career success takes more than being knowledgeable or technically proficient in your field, working well with colleagues, and understanding how to manage other employees. You also have to know—and learn how to manage—yourself.

AAMI Will Be Closed June 11, 12

Thu, 2018-06-07 23:00
AAMI’s office will be closed Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12. The office will re-open on Wednesday, June 13 at 8 a.m. EST.

FDA Seeks to Reduce Risk of Surgical Fires, Patient Injuries

Thu, 2018-06-07 23:00
The FDA has issued a set of recommendations intended to reduce the risk of fires during surgery, which are generally ignited by medical devices or surgical instruments.

AAMI 2018 in Pictures

Tue, 2018-06-05 23:00
Highlights from the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo in Long Beach, CA.

Joint Commission Promotes ‘Documentation’ as Solution to Common Survey Concerns

Sun, 2018-06-03 23:00
During the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo, Kenneth Monroe and George Mills addressed some of the HTM field’s most pressing questions and lingering concerns about Joint Commission requirements and survey practices.

Artificial Intelligence Provides New Path for Securing Connected Medical Devices

Sun, 2018-06-03 23:00
Given the complexity inherent in today's world of increasingly connected medical devices, approaches using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning will be needed to stay ahead of emerging cyberthreats, according to a presentation at the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo.

Home Healthcare Poses New Cybersecurity Challenges

Sat, 2018-06-02 23:00
The migration of patient care into so-called “nontraditional environments,” such as the home, has given HTM professionals and medical device manufacturers new cybersecurity challenges to solve.

Aron Ralston Teaches the Value of Perspective in the Face of Challenges

Sat, 2018-06-02 23:00
In 2003, in a remote area of southeastern Utah, outdoorsman Aron Ralston found himself trapped in a canyon after a boulder broke free, crushing and trapping his right hand. Desperate after almost a week with no food or water, he used a multitool knife to amputate his right arm and climbed on his own to safety.

HTMs Share Tips for Preparing for a Joint Commission Survey

Sat, 2018-06-02 23:00
A group of healthcare technology management professionals provided lessons learned from recent Joint Commission surveys during the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo in Long Beach, CA.

Virtual Reality Opens New HTM Training Opportunities

Sat, 2018-06-02 23:00
Virtual reality is providing a more cost-effective alternative to off-site vendor training.

Joint Commission’s New Director of Engineering Looks Forward to ‘Connecting,’ ‘Learning’ at AAMI 2018

Sat, 2018-06-02 23:00
Ahead of his June 4 presentation, Kenneth Monroe sat down with AAMI News to share a bit about himself and his work at The Joint Commission.

It’s a Small World After All: Forum Participants Identify Common Global HTM Challenges

Fri, 2018-06-01 23:00
The need for greater numbers of trained and qualified technicians, a lack of access to affordable replacement parts, and low visibility of and appreciation for the field are not just challenges healthcare technology management professionals face in the United States, but also around the world, according to participants at the first Global Forum, held Friday in conjunction with the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo in Long Beach, CA.

AAMI 2018 Speaker Offers Five Tips for a Better, Unplugged Life

Fri, 2018-06-01 23:00
In a world of boundless technology, sometimes it’s best to know when not to use it, reconnect with the present, and get to know yourself. Doing so not only leads to a more positive attitude—but a better, more in-control life. That’s the message professional speaker Christine Cashen gave attendees during a raucous main stage presentation on Saturday, June 2 at the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo.

FDA’s Medical Device Service Report Brings Relief but Questions Remain

Thu, 2018-05-31 23:00
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent decision not to impose additional regulation on third-party servicers of medical devices was met with a positive reception by attendees of the 34th Annual Conference on Clinical Engineering Productivity and Cost Effectiveness, held Friday in Long Beach, CA, in conjunction with the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo.

'We're Glad You're Here!' Says AAMI President, CEO

Wed, 2018-05-30 23:00
AAMI President and CEO Robert Jensen welcomes AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo attendees to Long Beach, CA.

National Paper Competition Opens for Standards Developers

Mon, 2018-05-28 23:00
To help recognize the importance of standards, The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. World Standards Day Planning Committee are sponsoring a paper competition for members of the U.S. standards community.

AAMI to Produce Guide on Healthcare Technology Acquisition

Thu, 2018-05-24 23:00
The guide will provide a complete and comprehensive overview of the process, from cradle to grave.

Lack of Funding to Shutter National Guidelines, Quality Measures Clearinghouses

Tue, 2018-05-22 23:00
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will be cutting off access to the National Guidelines Clearinghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse on July 16.

Medical Device Recalls Surge in 2018 with Software to Blame

Mon, 2018-05-21 23:00
Medical device recalls are getting bigger, more common, and increasingly software-based. That’s according to the most recent Stericycle Recall Index, a report that tracks product recalls.

FDA Rejects Push for New Regulatory Action on Medical Device Service

Mon, 2018-05-14 23:00
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to justify imposing additional regulations on third-party servicers of medical devices.

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