AAMI Unveils Series of Free Healthcare Technology Podcasts

October 01, 2014

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in partnership with Healthcare Tech Talk recently launched a series of free health technology podcasts featuring a host of informative interviews and discussions from various industry experts.

AAMI Unveils Series of Free Healthcare Technology PodcastsThe kick-off podcast explored the latest issues in and around healthcare technology as well as multidisciplinary approaches used to resolve them. AAMI President Mary Logan and Johns Hopkins Hospital’s resident physician Dr. Peter Pronovost are among the healthcare technology management professionals who shared their expertise and experiences in the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

During the podcast, Logan explained that the unveiling of these audio or video files is instrumental in disseminating valuable content for all audiences with different medium preferences. “We really didn’t feel as if we were maximizing all of the opportunities that we have to disseminate content on subjects people are passionate about. These podcasts are yet another way to help our audience learn more about pressing healthcare technology safety issues that have a direct impact on them,” she also added.

The dangers of tubing misconnections and the Joint Commission’s latest Sentinel Event Alert outlining the advances on the design of small-bore connectors were also highlighted in the podcast. AAMI will release a new podcast next week that will discuss the interests of healthcare technology management professionals, clinicians, and home healthcare providers. The next podcast will feature interviews with healthcare specialists, Stuart McGrane, Brian Gross, and Ronda Bradley.

These podcasts represent AAMI’s dedication to provide its members and the rest of the healthcare technology and clinical and biomedical engineering technology community with innovative ways to stay well informed on the current trends and topics that impact their profession and interests. All AAMI podcasts will be accessible on their website’s new page at www.aami.org and through three major podcast distributors such as iTunes, TuneIn, and Stitcher.

Upcoming Events:

Health Care Facility Management: Fundamentals

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is offering a two-day workshop to provide new and up-and-coming healthcare facility management professionals with the basic knowledge on how health care facility operations work, from regulatory compliance and clinical workflow to financial management. The course will also allow attendees to discover the impact of the physical environment on patient outcomes, satisfaction, and retention. Interested parties are invited to attend the workshop on October 14-15, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

To know more about this course, visit www.ashe.org/learn/seminars_and_workshops/bootcamp/index.html#.VCOwOZSSwva.

Women in BMES Luncheon 2014

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting its annual luncheon on October 24, 2014 at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by Clemson University, the event will be highlighting significant contributions of two outstanding women scientists, Drs. Zoraida P. Aguilar and Kevin D. Nelson, who embraced opportunities in entrepreneurship. The luncheon will feature talks on fundraising, product development, and business planning in the field of biomedical engineering.

For more information about the event, check out bmes.org/WomenLunch2014.

Diversity, Health Disparities and Affordable Healthcare

This session is designed to provide the biomedical engineering community with a broader context on health disparities and inequalities as well the pivotal part professionals can play in tackling them. The program, which will be held on October 24, 2014 at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, intends to underscore the importance of enhanced and affordable healthcare services and how it can be delivered through engineering technologies.

Learn more about this annual meeting session at www.bmes.org/4dcgi/indexc.html.

Advanced Biomanufacturing: Application towards the Next Generation Therapies and Diagnostics

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be conducting the first official inaugural session of The Advanced Biomanufacturing- Special Interest Group (ABioM-SIG) on October 25 at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This course will discuss the significant benefits of next-generation therapies and diagnosis like 3D additive manufacturing, micro and nanofabrication, genome editing, stem cell therapy, cell reprogramming and transdifferentiation, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, as well as systems and synthetic biology, to name a few.

More information on this session could be found at bmes.org.

Human Factors for Medical Devices

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) invites all design engineers, risk managers, quality assurance staff, medical affairs employees, government regulators, and other biomedical engineering personnel who are new to the human factors application to medical devices to attend the upcoming seminar on November 3-5 at The Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. This three-day course will feature lectures from seasoned human factors and quality system professionals from the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Human Factors Team, among others.

For complete details on the course and registration procedure, visit www.aami.org/meetings/courses/humanfactors.html.

Past Event:

Major Advances In Cancer Therapeutics

The New Mexico Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (NMBIO) previously held a seminar on “Major Advances In Cancer Therapeutics” last September 17, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The seminar highlighted conventional cancer treatments as well as revolutionary therapies developed for battling diverse types of cancer.

Visit nmbio.org/event/nmbio-september-18-major-advances-in-cancer-therapeutics for complete details.

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Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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