Biomed News – May 2012

May 01, 2012

Biomedical Industry Celebrates HTM Week
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) celebrated its annual Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) week. Held from May 20 – 26, the week-long celebration’s goal is to promote awareness and appreciation for professionals in the biomedical and clinical engineering industries.

AAMI has encouraged the healthcare industries to celebrate the event by petitioning local elected officials to honor the Healthcare Technology Management week in the area. These petitions can be in the form of sending press releases to local newspapers and media outlets or organizing activities in local schools providing healthcare technology management understanding.

AAMI gave various awards to organizations and institutions including AAMI’s Technology Management Council’s Best Practices Award (Children’s National Medical Center) and AAMI/GE Healthcare BioMedical Engineering Technologist of the Year. Winners will be honored on AAMI’s upcoming annual conference next month.

For more information on Healthcare Technology Week, visit

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ACCE Teleconference to Focus on Risk Management

ACCE will be holding another educational teleconference on June 14. The teleconference will focus on Risk Management for Complex Medical Devices wherein helpful tools and resources for healthcare facilities and personnel will be discussed. These tools and resources aid medical personnel in managing more advanced and complex medical equipment.

ACCE members will be charged $150 per telephone line. Teleconference CDs will also be available for $50 and $150 for registered attendees and non-attendees, respectively.

For more information on this upcoming event, go to

NCBA Now Accepting Nominations for New Recognition Program

The North Carolina Biomedical Association (NCBA) has recently introduced its newest recognition program in honor of its long-time supporter Kevin Scoggin. NCBA has already started accepting nominees for thisprogram. Named the Kevin Scoggin Biomedical Shop Recognition Program, the award will recognize a shop that “demonstrates and promotes the value of the biomedical profession within their organization”.

The organization will feature one nominated shop in each newsletter showcasing their efforts. During the NCBA Symposium, one shop will be awarded as the Kevin Scoggin/NCBA Shop of the Year.

For full details on the submission of nominees, visit



HBA Monthly Meeting Concentrates on Dialysis

The Heartland Biomedical Association (HBA) held their monthly meeting last May 24. The meeting which took place at the Rose Hall of St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center revolved around the issues and trending topics concerning dialysis.

Learn more about the HBA meeting at

ACCE Teleconference Sheds Light on Service Contract Negotiations

The American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) has recently held a teleconference on service contracts. The teleconference highlighted key points usually missed in service contract negotiations. Available tools that give adequate information for medical devices to participating parties were featured in the session.

For more information on ACCE teleconferences, visit

CMIA Orange County Discussed Multi Phasic Defibrillation

On May 1, the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA) from the Orange County Chapter addressed defibrillation testing. Held at Spoons & Grill & Bar in Santa Ana, California, Dave Heiselt, president of QRS Calibrations, Inc. conducted a presentation entitled “Bi Phasic and Multi Phasic Defibrillation and Testing”.

For more information on the presentation and recent CMIA meeting, visit

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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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