AAMI has unveiled its Health Technology Collection, a museum-like exhibit housed at the AAMI Center for Excellence in Arlington, Va. The collection displays the breadth and depth of medical devices designed to treat disease and improve the quality of life of patients.
The first 14 devices and artifacts include an infusion pump, artificial joints, and medical instruments used on the battlefield.
AAMI officials say the following members donated to the collection: Aesculap, Becton Dickinson, Cochlear, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic/Covidien, Omron, Philips, Steris, and 2018–19 IAHCSMM President Damien S. Berg, BA, BS, CRCST.
“The Health Technology Collection represents not only great innovations in health technology, but the many people who have dedicated their lives to developing and using this life-saving technology,” says Sabrina Reilly, vice president of membership at AAMI. “Ensuring the safe and effective use of health technology is the mission of AAMI and its global community of stakeholders. We are incredibly grateful to all who have donated so far.”
AAMI is seeking additional donations or loans of medical devices or health technology artifacts for display that demonstrate significance in standards development or improving patient safety. Parties interested in submitting artifacts to the collection can contact [email protected].