The AAMI annual healthcare technology management (HTM) week celebration, running May 19-25, seeks to promote awareness of—and appreciation for—the critical work of professionals who manage and maintain the vast assortment of health technology found in healthcare delivery organizations.

This year’s schedule of events, planned by AAMI’s Technology Management Council, is designed to encourage collaboration and professional development, as well as promote this vital career to a new generation of HTM professionals. Events will include:

  • HTM best practices in large health systems webinar: May 21, 2-3 p.m. ET. During this special webinar, leaders who manage in-house HTM departments at Intermountain Health, Texas Health, and Advocate Health will share industry-leading practices they successfully implemented across their systems. You can use these tips to enhance operational efficiency, performance, and productivity in any size HTM department.
  • Using HTM data to drive high reliability healthcare webinar: May 23, 2-3 p.m. ET. This webinar will describe how HTM professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reduced variability across the system’s 170 medical centers. It will also explain how the VA uses data to improve patient safety, monitor and benchmark program performance, strategically plan for new medical technology, and manage medical equipment cybersecurity.
  • High school essay contest: What will the HTM field look like a generation from now? For this contest, high school students must use their imaginations to share a vision—in 600 words or less—of their HTM career in 20 years, as well as how the technology of the future will be used to improve patient care. Gift cards will be awarded for first ($500), second ($300), and third ($200) place. Submit entries by April 22 to [email protected] The winners will be announced May 24.
  • Video competition: What makes being an HTM professional awesome? Show off your department’s pride by recording a short video using an AAMI-produced musical track composed entirely of medical device sounds. Gift cards will be awarded for first ($400), second ($200), and third ($100) place. Visit www.aami.org/HTMVideo for instructions. Submissions are due April 22, and the winners will be announced May 24.