The annual AAMI Conference and Expo provides the field of healthcare technology management with its best opportunity for education and networking. This year’s gathering at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver kicks off Friday, June 5.
This year’s program of educational sessions at AAMI 2015 includes something for everyone in the field, with dominant themes focusing on cybersecurity, PM compliance strategies, and the ongoing CE-IT convergence.
The AAMI 2015 Expo Hall will host almost 200 exhibitors this year, with booths from medical device companies and service providers from across the country. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with company representatives and browse the latest innovations, including imaging systems, monitoring devices, and equipment management software.
The FDA and FCC invited industry experts to a workshop in March to discuss wireless test beds. However, finding common ground in the medical test bed space has proved elusive so far.
VueMed and Zebra Technologies have partnered to release the VueTrack-UDI RFID solution to help hospitals satisfy FDA UDI regulations for medical devices.
Nonin Medical has partnered with Ideal Life to integrate Nonin's Model 3230 Bluetooth Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter into Ideal's latest telehealth platform.
ECRI Institute has debuted a service to help hospitals meet The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management by the January 1, 2016 deadline.
ResMed has introduced a new series of noninvasive ventilation devices that feature wireless connectivity. The Lumis ventilators support a variety of therapy modes and integrated humidification.
Even the average consumer knows that batteries are a big deal. On the 24x7 website, a number of readers questioned whether the advice offered by some experts in last month's article on battery management might go too far.
The RaySafe X2 Survey sensor from Unfors RaySafe, a Fluke Biomedical company, captures low dose-rate measurements in both an x-ray machine’s primary beam and scattered radiation.
AAMI has issued an update to a guide on electrical safety first published in 2008. Electrical Safety Manual, 2015 details how to implement an electrical safety program and lists the core requirements for such a program.
The VitalBeam radiotherapy platform from Varian Medical Systems is designed to provide a cost-effective option for high-throughput radiation therapy. Features include a “follow-the-light” guidance system that offers prompts and messages to guide therapists through complicated treatments.
Elekta recently highlighted its radiosurgery solutions and information-guided cancer care at the 3rd ESTRO Forum, April 24–28, 2015, at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Spain.
Siemens Healthcare announced that the FDA cleared its Mammomat Inspiration with Tomosynthesis Option, an add-on to the company's Mammomat Inspiration digital mammography platform that improves readability and reduces false-positives.
Hitachi Aloka Medical America has announced the launch of an improved company website compatible with various browsers and mobile devices. Among the new features are updated search and navigation tools and enhanced support materials for service-related activities.
Covenant Community Care, a community health center with six locations in Detroit, has received a Sonimage P3 handheld ultrasound device from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging. The equipment will be used to provide diagnostic imaging and prenatal care for patients who lack insurance.
The repair and maintenance of medical lasers can play a significant role in a typical biomedical technician’s duties. But vague regulatory guidelines are causing confusion about who is qualified to maintain the equipment and which procedures should be followed.
ECRI has announced that it is accepting entries for next year's Health Devices Achievement Award. The honor is presented annually to an ECRI Institute member institution that has demonstrated an outstanding initiative that improves patient safety, reduces costs, or otherwise facilitates better strategic management of health technology.
The Oregon Biomedical Association has elected David Gillaspie and Bartley Onoday as vice president and treasurer, respectively. They join current board members Keith Waters, president, and Michael O’Brien, secretary.
The AAMI Foundation and the GE Foundation have announced they will begin working to improve the scalability and efficiency of BMET training programs throughout the developing world.