Each year, the healthcare technology community recognizes leaders and innovators whose contributions have moved the industry forward. As part of the activities marking AAMI’s 50th anniversary next year, the association has added an additional honor to its awards program that will spotlight the outstanding achievements of one local or regional healthcare technology management (HTM) association.
The new “HTM Association of the Year Award” will be given to a group that distinguishes itself through outstanding society operations and meetings, as well as its commitment to elevating the HTM profession at the local level.
“Fifty years ago, a group of pioneering medical device manufacturers, physicians, and inventors banded together to guide the development of healthcare technology,” said AAMI COO Steve Campbell. “It is this spirit of creating community in service of the profession that we would like to recognize with this new award. Local and regional HTM associations help strengthen bonds between clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, and other HTM professionals and play an integral part in advancing the field.”
The winning association will receive $1,500 and a plaque at a special ceremony during the AAMI 2017 Annual Conference & Expo. The conference will be held June 9–12 in Austin, TX.
“The committee was very excited to help celebrate AAMI’s 50th anniversary by launching a new award,” said Allison Rafti, director of membership marketing and staff liaison to the AAMI Awards Committee. “Many associations are involved in AAMI and are working hard at the local level to interest people in the HTM field and provide much-needed resources. We are delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on their successes.”
Other awards include the following:
• AAMI’s HTM Leadership Award– This award recognizes individual excellence, achievement, and leadership in the healthcare technology management (HTM) profession.
• New! AAMI’s HTM Association of the Year Award– This award recognizes an AAMI healthcare technology management (HTM) association that distinguishes itself during the course of the year through outstanding operations and meetings, as well as a committee to elevating the HTM profession at a local level.
• AAMI & GE Healthcare's BMET of the Year Award– This award is given to a biomedical equipment technician (BMET) to recognize individual dedication, achievement, and excellence in the field of healthcare technology management.
• AAMI's Young Professional Award –This award is presented annually to a professional, under the age of 35, who exhibits exemplary professional accomplishments and a commitment to the healthcare profession.
Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 13. For more information, or to download the nomination form, visit www.aami.org/awards.