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  • 17 Aug 2016 5:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On September 27 and 28

    See the details on the AAMI site here.

    "Seeking to highlight solutions to some of the more intractable and complex challenges in modern healthcare, the AAMI Foundation is hosting a two-day meeting in Chicago next month that will bring together doctors, nurses, patient safety advocates, and healthcare technology experts who will share their experiences and insights.

    During the Sept. 27-28 regional meeting, 18 leading healthcare delivery organizations involved in three of the AAMI Foundation’s patient safety initiatives―the National Coalition for Infusion Therapy SafetyNational Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids, and National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety―will demonstrate how they are making changes in these areas and saving lives."

  • 17 May 2016 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From AAMI's Joint Commission Discussion Group:

    April 25, 2016

    The FDA announced that it is extending the comment period for the document Refurbishing, Reconditioning, Rebuilding, Remarketing, Remanufacturing, and Servicing of Medical Devices Performed by Third-Party Entities and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

    The comment period, which was originally scheduled to end May 3, will now close June 3 “due to the unanticipated high level of interest from interested persons,” according to a notice posted today in the Federal Register.

    According to the agency, it received a number of requests for a 30-day extension by stakeholders.

    “Each request conveyed concern that the current 60-day comment period does not allow sufficient time to develop [a] meaningful or thoughtful response to the document,” the FDA wrote. “The agency believes that a 30-day extension allows adequate time for interested persons to submit comments without significantly delaying future workshop on these important issues.”

    The FDA announced on March 4 that it was gathering information from original equipment manufacturers, third-party companies, and the healthcare community about the service of medical devices. It asked stakeholders to provide information in response to seven specific questions and input on six definitions.

    AAMI has encouraged all stakeholders to take time to understand the issues presented in the FDA’s document and prepare informative comments.

    “This is an incredible opportunity for everyone involved in healthcare technology to educate the FDA because their ears are open,” said AAMI President Mary Logan. “I would encourage companies and healthcare organizations to submit comments that not only offer their perspective but also evidence to support those perspectives.”

    To help individuals talk with their colleagues and supervisors about the importance of responding to the FDA’s request, AAMI has prepared a list of talking points. The association has also developed some “food for thought” guidance to consider when answering each of the agency’s questions. Both of these are available as a PDF at www.aami.org/AAMI_FDA_Talking_Points.

    Comments can be submitted to the FDA by mail or electronically through www.regulations.gov.

    Article on AAMI website  

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    Patrick Bernat
    Director Healthcare Technology Management
    AAMI
    Arlington VA
    (703) 525-4890
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  • 13 Mar 2015 2:21 PM | Scott Bosch

    Hi everyone, someone contacted us recently and wanted to know the minimum years of experience to be a tech 1, 2, 3...I replied with my organization's requirements (listed below) - I'll give you the opportunity to share yours in the comments section.

    Also share your thoughts - what else qualifies someone to be a senior technician? IT skills? Business sense? Specialty training? Thanks, Scott

    Tech 1 – 0-2 years experience

    Tech 2 – 2-5 years experience

    Tech 3 – 5+ years

    Tech specialist – 7+ years, 3 of them as a tech 3, certification required

  • 14 Nov 2014 2:08 PM | Scott Bosch

     

    We're all familiar with CMMS systems, especially the one we use everyday! Summit Imaging is currently developing an asset management cloud platform and is seeking industry partners to help devlop the platform for use in our industry. if you are insterested in seeing the applcation suite and would like to consider participating, let us know by leaving a comment on this blog post! Lawrence at Summit would like to know who's interested - after that, we could schedule a webinar to get a first look and/or hold a special session/NCBA meeting to form a workgroup and gives our insights and analysis.

    Again, leave a comment below to let us know if you'd like to participate. No committment, we just want to know if we can help Lawrence and Summit Imaging with our input. Thanks, Scott - NCBA vice president 

  • 14 Nov 2014 1:47 PM | Scott Bosch

     

    Hi all, we would like to compile a list of responses regarding the way you and your facility classifies critical equipment and assigns risk scores. Please take two minutes to complete the survery here. Thanks, Scott  - NCBA vice president
  • 27 Oct 2014 1:21 PM | Scott Bosch

    Anyone have a ventilator to donate? If so, please contact Jackie Athmann <jathman@inverhills.mnscu.edu> at Inver Hills Community College.

  • 03 Jun 2014 9:36 AM | Mike Vogel
    Did you see George Mills presentation on power strips?  If not follow this link http://www.24x7mag.com/2014/06/cms-restricts-use-power-strips-healthcare-facilities/


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