With spending on healthcare technology increasing and the pace of innovation accelerating, AAMI is hosting its 2018 Conference & Expo this June in Long Beach, CA. This event is tailor-made to support the professionals who make, purchase, support, and service the dizzying array of sophisticated medical devices that are transforming the delivery of healthcare around the world.
During the conference, set to run June 1–4, thousands of members of the healthcare technology management (HTM) field and the wider healthcare technology community will gather to learn about the latest innovations and advances, get solutions to some of their toughest challenges, and connect with their peers.
“HTM professionals are constantly learning and adapting to changes in healthcare delivery and accreditation requirements, as well as changes to the technology and systems themselves,” said Sherrie Schulte, AAMI’s senior director of certification and the annual conference. “Attending continuing education programs, such as the AAMI Annual Conference, helps them stay on top of these changes, giving them a leg up in their careers.”
Education sessions will examine a wide variety of topics, such as cybersecurity, accreditation requirements, downtime planning for medical device systems, leveraging computerized maintenance management system data, life cycle management, human factors, artificial intelligence, procurement and standardization, maintenance strategies, and career development.
“This is a very exciting time for the HTM field, but keeping up with a rapidly changing health ecosystem can be difficult,” said Robert Jensen, president and CEO of AAMI. “The AAMI Annual Conference & Expo fosters an environment where sharing ideas, connecting with others, and learning are top priorities, giving attendees the tools and information they need to stay on top of the vast array of changes that are going on in the world of health technology.”
Featured speakers will include:
Kenneth Monroe, senior associate director in The Joint Commission’s Standards Interpretation Group’s department of engineering. This session will give members of the HTM community the opportunity to get to know Monroe, who was named the successor to George Mills in late December 2017, and take home some important updates from the accreditation body.
Aron Ralston, fearless adventurer and subject of the film 127 Hours, which depicts his harrowing ordeal trapped inside a Utah canyon. He will reflect on his remarkable triumph over insurmountable odds and share the lessons he’s learned about the importance of examining one’s priorities and outlook on life.
Motivational speaker Christine Cashen, who will provide tips to help attendees communicate more effectively, handle conflict like a pro, create a better day with more energy, and use humor to increase job satisfaction, improve morale, and reduce stress.
In the Expo Hall, more than 200 medical equipment manufacturers and service providers, including Aramark, Nihon Kohden, Philips, Siemens Healthineers, Sodexo, Summit Imaging, and USOC Bio-Medical Services, will be on hand to give attendees an up-close look at state-of-the-art technology and demonstrate cutting-edge medical equipment.
The full schedule of education sessions and events is available at www.aami.org/ac.
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