As it has done for the past three years, AAMI has announced that it will once again sponsor a contest for the best celebration of Healthcare Technology Management Week 2014.
Advanced Ultrasound Electronics, an ultrasound equipment company based in Tulsa, OK, has moved from its current 9,000 square feet headquarters into a new 20,000 square feet facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Sonitor Technologies, Stamford, Conn, has announced the installation of its real-time location system (RTLS) hardware technology at Sanford Health’s Moorhead, Minn, clinic, scheduled to open at the end of April 2014.
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.
In a March 18 letter to the FDA Commissioner, a bipartisan group of US Senators urged the Food and Drug Administration to go back to the drawing board in its efforts to regulate mobile medical applications.