AAMI and the Global Clinical Engineering Alliance (GCEA) have announced a partnership that will allow the organizations, which are both committed to serving the global clinical engineering (CE) and the healthcare technology management (HTM) communities, to jointly improve patient care experiences through the development and distribution of content and programs for their members and other healthcare stakeholders worldwide.

“GCEA brings together a rapidly growing community of clinical engineering practitioners. Reaching that global audience is a core element of AAMI’s mission to advance safety in health technology. Our partnership with GCEA will generate more value out of the tools and resources we are already creating and bring more stakeholders with significant expertise to the AAMI community. This is a wonderful development for everyone involved,” says Robert Burroughs, chief learning and development officer at AAMI.

Working together, the organizations will identify ways to make AAMI tools and resources available for the international audience, as well as identify areas where the co-development of needed tools and resources can support the growth of the field from a worldwide perspective.

“With both organizations having a commitment to CE & HTM, AAMI and GCEA are natural partners. We share in one another’s mission and, like so many around the four corners of the world, we look forward to the important outcomes from this collaboration with AAMI,” says Yadin David, interim president of the GCEA, and member of its Founders Council.

Potential areas of collaboration include the translation of AAMI materials into multiple languages, co-distribution of content created by each organization, and the development of new tools and resources designed to help the wider CE/HTM community of professionals across the world.

“The HTM/CE professions is truly an international community. By coming together, as one global community, we can raise the bar on the practices for these professionals and improve outcomes for patients all around the world,” says Danielle McGeary, vice president of HTM at AAMI.