Biomed Association News

Popular Health Apps Under New York Attorney General Scrutiny

Popular Health Apps Under New York Attorney General Scrutiny

April 04, 2017

Three popular health apps have settled with the New York Attorney General over heart rate accuracy claims that were not backed by evidence.

FDA Warns Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts Lead to Hospital Fires

FDA Warns Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts Lead to Hospital Fires

January 11, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about lithium battery or lead acid battery fires caused by mobile medical carts including crash carts, medication dispensing carts, and carts that carry and power medical devices for point of care, barcode scanners, and patient monitoring.

U.S. Government Issues Guidance Document on Ransomware

U.S. Government Issues Guidance Document on Ransomware

August 8, 2016

In response to the rising number of online health records being made available on the black market, the US Department of Health and Human Services for Civil Rights has released a guidance document outlining the risks and preventive measures needed to combat the threat of ransomware.

Biomed News – July 2016

Biomed News – July 2016

July 4, 2016

AAMI Receives Gold Award from ASAE

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation received a national gold award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in recognition for their patient safety initiatives. The organization was praised specifically for their contributions through the National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring Patients on Opioids.

Biomed News – June 2016

Biomed News – June 2016

June 8, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS

AAMI to Hold Quality Systems Requirements & Industry Practice Course

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will be conducting a 4 day comprehensive course in Baltimore, MD from June 13 to 16, 2016. An optional exam will bse available online at the end of the program. The course will include topics on developing a quality system program that conforms with FDA’s Quality System regulation.

AAMI and GE Foundations to Develop BMET Training In Underserved Countries

AAMI and GE Foundations to Develop BMET Training In Underserved Countries


The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation will be partnering up with the General Electric (GE) Foundation to develop a new training model for biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) in developing countries.

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