Jim Carr

Jim Carr Joins Advanced Ultrasound Electronics

Ultrasound industry veteran Jim Carr has joined Advanced Ultrasound Electronics (AUE) as director of service and international operations. In his new role, he will also be spearheading the company’s new in-house training center.

HTM Week Poster

Gear Up for HTM Week

The annual celebration known as Healthcare Technology Management Week is scheduled for May 18–24, 2014. Sponsored by AAMI’s Technology Management Council, the week is intended to “promote the awareness of—and appreciation for—the critical work” carried out by HTM professionals.

FDASIA Health IT Report

Health IT Report Proposes Three-Tier System of Regulation

A report released on April 3 by HHS proposes a regulatory strategy for health information technology that “promotes product innovation while maintaining appropriate patient protections.” The strategy would rely on a distinction among three different categories of health IT products.

AAMI Set to Launch Expanded Training Program

Following a four-year development process, AAMI has announced that it will unveil an extensive new training program this summer. Called “AAMI University,” the new program will offer “an expanded roster of live and on-demand courses.”

ECRI PSO Launches Health IT Safety Partnership

The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO), has announced the launch of what it describes as “the first multi-stakeholder partnership to generate new knowledge on safe health IT practices.”

HHS Releases HIPAA Risk Assessment Tool

The US Department of Health & Human Services now offers a security risk assessment tool to help guide health care providers in conducting risk assessments of their organizations’ HIPAA compliance.

EHRs Can Help Predict Sepsis Risk

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that routine information in electronic health records (EHRs) can be used to predict the early stages of sepsis in hospitalized patients.