In an effort to share the latest information and trends with the healthcare technology management (HTM) community, AAMI staff members recently attended biomedical association meetings across the country.
At the Oregon Biomedical Association (OBA) conference in Portland, Allison Rafti, AAMI’s director of membership marketing, discussed several recent initiatives, including the HTM Levels Guide and the Wireless FAQ document.
During the event, AAMI’s new podcast series received praise, with OBA Secretary Michael O’Brien recommending it for all healthcare HTM professionals.
“I like to stay current with what everyone is facing in the HTM community, and I don’t always have time to read articles,” O’Brien said. “The topics have been interesting, and I’m looking forward to future ones that will have a focus on the clinical side of the issues.”
AAMI also had a presence at the Virginia Biomedical Association’s conference in Richmond, in September where AAMI President Mary Logan delivered the keynote address.
Logan’s address focused on how HTM professionals can find success in this time of change. She touched on challenges facing the field, including an aging workforce, industry consolidation, and quality and cost pressures.
“We were very excited about having Mary back at our annual meeting as a keynote speaker,” said Mark Seago, vice president of the Virginia Biomed Association. “She has her finger on the pulse of our industry and knows exactly how any changes might affect us. She was very well received with great Q&A. We hope to get here back in the near future.”
The meeting also featured an HTM Levels Roundtable led by Patrick Bernat, AAMI’s director of healthcare technology management.
During meetings of the Biomedical Associations of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and the Armed Forces Biomedical Society in Fort Detrick, Md., Bernat led a roundtable on the AAMI’s Career Ladder.
“Attendees were excited to learn more about the Career Ladder, and we received a lot of feedback that we took back with us for future initiatives,” Bernat said.
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