AAMI members interested in giving back to the healthcare technology management (HTM) field have the opportunity to join the association’s Technology Management Council (TMC) and the Healthcare Technology Leadership Committee (HTLC).
Nominations are being accepted for openings on the TMC, which is a 26-member committee that represents the interests of biomedical equipment technicians, clinical engineers, and other HTM professionals. The TMC provides networking opportunities for its members; advances and promotes the HTM profession to others in healthcare and to the public at large; and develops career and technical resources for local HTM associations, healthcare facilities, manufacturers, and other professionals.
In addition, AAMI is seeking volunteers to join the HTLC. This committee seeks to nurture leadership skills among HTM professionals and to advance the professional interests of HTM managers. The HTLC has developed several books and other resources, such as the Electrical Safety Manual. Other committee projects include developing standardized job descriptions for the HTM field and uniform terms and definitions related to adverse events.
“The TMC and HTLC each provide a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference in the field outside your workplace,” says Patrick Bernat, AAMI’s director of HTM. “There’s so much enthusiasm among the HTM field, and these committees provide an ideal venue to turn that enthusiasm into action.” Members also can easily learn more about other available opportunities and opt-in to the volunteer pool, similar to “raising their hand” to say they want to get more involved with AAMI.
Members also can easily learn more about other available opportunities and opt-in to the volunteer pool, similar to “raising their hand” to say they want to get more involved with AAMI.