Patrick Lynch, perhaps the best-known biomed currently working in the healthcare technology management (HTM) field, has joined 24×7‘s editorial board. Lynch, a biomedical manager with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, comes to the magazine with a long record of service to the profession and a wide-ranging network of professional contacts.
He appeared on the cover of 24×7 in 2014 after receiving AAMI’s HTM Leader of the Year Award. Most recently, he authored an article about relocatable power taps for the magazine’s February 2016 Service Solutions column.
“I’ve always been an avid reader of 24×7 and consider it a valuable resource to the HTM community,” Lynch says. “I look forward to being able to contribute more frequently and directly to help it in our efforts to meet the educational and informational needs of the HTM technicians, engineers, and managers.”
Known to many as “chief do-gooder” for the profession, Lynch is a member of 35 regional associations throughout the United States and continues to serve as a board member for three. He was a founding member and the first president of the North Carolina Biomedical Association. In 2004 and 2009, he received the American College of Clinical Engineering’s Advocacy Award.
Currently an independent consultant and president of the nonprofit organization Biomeds Without Borders, Lynch previously worked for GMI, TriMedx, and Northside Hospital in Atlanta. He has served as a biomedical instructor for Engineering World Health and was the chairman of the Clinical Engineering Board of Examiners for 6 years. His credentials include certified healthcare technology manager (CHTM), certified clinical engineer (CCE), and certified biomedical equipment technician (CBET). He also holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University.
Lynch recently authored a free publication for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation on how to establish and formalize a local HTM association. He is currently devising a study guide for the new CHTM certification exam. He lives with his wife in Fort Mill, SC.