Look no further than this year’s AAMI Exchange – the name for AAMI’s growing and reimagined Annual Conference & Expo – for evidence that the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is in full swing.
The Exchange will feature a variety of AI-related content, ranging from hands-on exhibitions on the Expo Floor to the following education sessions:
“The 2019 education program will deliver an immersive and interactive learning environment for professionals in a variety of health technology-related fields at all experience levels,” said Sherrie Schulte, CAE, AAMI’s senior director of certification and meetings. “These sessions will provide the cutting-edge solutions and forward-thinking insights attendees need to meet the challenges they encounter on a daily basis and those they will face in the future.”
Join your colleagues at the AAMI Exchange, June 7-10, in Cleveland, OH, to learn how AI is reshaping healthcare. To register, visit www.aami.org/2019registration.
AAMI Establishes Fellows Program to Recognize ‘Extraordinary Individuals’
For more than five decades, AAMI members have led the way in developing, managing and safeguarding effective health technology. To recognize those who have provided substantial service and contributions to AAMI and the health technology industry as a whole, AAMI has established the AAMI Fellow Program.
“The AAMI Fellow Program recognizes truly extraordinary individuals who have made a distinctive mark in the health technology field,” said Rob Jensen, president and CEO of AAMI. “Their work, like AAMI’s mission, touches many different relevant areas such as standards development, healthcare technology management, education and certification, and special domains like quality assurance, sterilization and cybersecurity. An AAMI Fellow embodies the level of achievement and principles that we can all emulate in our health technology careers.”
AAMI Fellows will be selected based on the depth and breadth of their accomplishments in seven core areas: professional experience, education, technical contributions, presentations and publications, professional participation, certification, and awards and honors, as well as their response to an essay question.
The AAMI Fellow Selection Committee received nominations for its first class of fellows in March and will make its selection by April 12. Decisions are considered final for one year from the submission date, after which an applicant may reapply.
All Fellows will receive a certificate and pin and will be recognized at the AAMI Exchange, in publications and on social media. More information about the AAMI Fellow Program is available at www.aami.org/Fellow.
AAMI Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Education
AAMI has turned to a business leader with 20 years of leadership experience in learning and organizational effectiveness as its new senior vice president of education.
In early February, Robert Burroughs, founder of the Northern Virginia-based learning services company Trainingwerx, took the reins of AAMI’s educational portfolio, which includes industry training courses for medical device manufacturers, certifications for healthcare technology management and sterilization professionals and the AAMI Exchange, the association’s growing and revamped annual conference.
“It is a very exciting time to join the AAMI team,” Burroughs said. “The next decade will bring both tremendous opportunity and tremendous disruption to the health technology industry, and AAMI can play a critical role in driving positive healthcare technology outcomes. I’m thrilled to help support such an important mission.”
AAMI President and CEO Rob Jensen spoke highly of Burroughs’ experience and vision, which separated him from a field of nearly 200 applicants.
“Robert brings broad and deep experience in professional education programs, learning technologies and e-learning/media production as well as proficiency in management, strategic planning, and sales,” Jensen said. “He is knowledgeable, engaging and eager to learn more about AAMI’s mission, members and current education offerings. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”
Burroughs earned dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and art/art history from Rice University and studied motion picture and television production at the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Cinema-Television. However, he has spent the past two decades finding new ways to drive individual and organizational performance. Prior to starting his own learning services company, Burroughs was vice president at Learnsomething, a Xerox Company, where he was responsible for the learning management systems business unit; was a principal and co-founder of Genesys Solutions, a boutique consulting firm focused on strategic execution; and director of client services for the full-service eLearning company Quisic.
Burroughs says he is looking forward to “getting to know and work with so many talented professionals, both at AAMI and in our larger community of stakeholders” and plans to spend his first few months doing what he has promoted throughout his career – learning.
“There are so many good things happening at AAMI that my first task will simply be to wrap my head around them all,” Burroughs said. “That will mean spending lots of time with staff from across the AAMI organization and getting out into the field with our members. I can’t wait to hear from them what opportunities they see for AAMI to have a greater impact.”
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