Category: Career Advancement

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Meet AAMI’s ‘HTM Leadership Award’ Winner

HTM veteran Heidi Horn recently made headlines for leaving her 20-plus-career at SSM Health—which “made me who I am,” she tells 24x7 Magazine—and transitioning to a new role at Nuvolo Technologies. Here, Horn reveals what led to AAMI naming her the 2019 “HTM Leadership Award” recipient.

Celebrating 21 Years of Excellence

June marks a monumental month for 24×7 Magazine: The publication, which premiered in 1996, celebrates 21 years in print. A key reason for the magazine’s longevity is its cutting-edge and timely editorial, as evidenced by June’s focus on cybersecurity in healthcare—an issue that is garnering headlines across the globe right now.

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As an Industry, We Need to Do Better

At a recent trade show, healthcare consultant Dave Harrington, PhD, asked several vendors which hospitals they looked to for product ideas. He also asked them whether they routinely worked with clinical engineers, or healthcare technology managers. Harrington’s question was met with blank stares, however. One person even asked: “What’s a health care manager?” As an industry, we need to do better, Harrington says.

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A Year in Review: Looking Back at 2016

Every year around this time, we take a step away from latest news in HTM to recap the events of the previous 12 months. In 2015, you may recall, the spotlight was on the challenges of IT integration and cybersecurity, as well as nagging issues surrounding alarm management. What issues dominated the headlines in 2016? Read on to find out.

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Focus On: ‘BMET of the Year’ Carlos Villafañe

Carlos Villafañe, CBET, CET, found his way to the biomedical field via electronics. Now, Villafañe—a biomedical equipment technician at Tampa Bay, Fla’s BayCare Health System—has worked his way up the health care technology management ladder to become the 2016 recipient of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s (AAMI’s) and GE Healthcare’s Biomedical Equipment Technician of the Year award.

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The Time Has Come to Move Aside

As Dave Harrington prepares to step away from the 24×7 editorial board, he shares a few thoughts about how the biomed field should prepare itself to manage emerging technologies. It starts, he says, with reviewing technicians’ present workload and dumping a good portion of it.

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Gradian Health Systems: Elevating the Role of Biomeds in Global Surgery

Gradian Health Systems is a nonprofit social enterprise that seeks to improve access to surgical and anesthesia care worldwide. Based in New York with a global network stretching from the United Kingdom to Southeast Asia to sub-Saharan Africa, the Gradian team manufactures, sells, maintains, and trains users to operate the Universal Anaesthesia Machine.

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Disconnected: Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

As Baby Boomers prepare to retire, the biomed community is facing a crisis of leadership. Are young professionals disconnected? Or have current leaders simply neglected to identify and cultivate talented replacements? Unless the field resolves these questions, Dennis Minsent argues, the departure of the Boomer biomeds will leave a major void to be filled.

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