HTM Week — May 22-28, 2016
Sponsored by AAMI’s Technology Management Council (TMC)
This annual celebration is designed to promote the awareness of—and appreciation for—the critical work of biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs), clinical engineers, and other members of the healthcare technology management (HTM) field.
So how can you celebrate? As you make plans for 2016, check out these ideas developed by AAMI’s Technology Management Council (TMC) to help you mark this appreciation week in your community or at your workplace.
- Contest—Every year we host a contest for the best celebration of HTM Week. Meet the 2015 winners on the right.
- Free Posters Offered —Choose your favorite! Here are the posters offered in 2015.
- Creative Ideas —A few ideas for celebrating HTM Week where you work.
- Resources—These tools will help you get the festivities started.
Sponsored by the Technology Management Council
- See more at: http://www.aami.org/events/content.aspx?itemnumber=1236&navItemNumber=566#sthash.e6hXwxof.dpuf
2016 Conference set for May 6th in Columbia
We'll have a one day conference on May 6th (Friday) in Columbia. The SC Hospital Association has a great facility that should fit our size group well. We will have 3 tracks of education, each with 3 classes. And over lunch, we'll have a keynote speaker whose name we'll release when we think that your heart can stand it!
Plan to drive in on Friday morning, spend a day networking with your friends, both old and new. End it up at 5:00, in time to start your weekend. But not before a bunch of prize drawings and some complimentary beer and wine to finish off a wonderful day. We'll announce the educational tracks as they become solidified. We hope to see you all there.
Board elected for HTMA-SC - May 2015 -
Check out the leadership tab
CMS Allows RTPs! Sept 25, 2014
CMS reverses its position and allows power strips in hospitals! Download their Waiver HERE.
Also, here is the NFPA 99-1363A definition of an SRPT (Special RPT).
New Downloadable file added - 6/25/14
We have added a spreadsheet for you to download. It is the average of the prices paid for medical equipment. If your inventory is missing this important information, you can use this list to populate your inventory and know the value of your inventory. If you are a member, go to DOWNLOADS - MEMBERS and look for CostofMedicalEquipment1A.xlsx
More info here:
Biomeds Without Borders
A new organization has been started to collect surplus biomedical test equipment, tools and maintenance supplies for Biomeds in third world countries. Please visit http://biomedswithoutborders.wildapricot.org to
find out how to participate.
A new opportunity for BMETs -
visit the BMET Donation website to see what it is about (and to participate).
SCBA changes its name to HTMA-SC
Mar 26, 2012
The SCBA (South Carolina Biomedical Association) members have voted to change the name of
the organization to HTMA-SC (Healthcare Technology Management Association of South Carolina).
This is the first professional association to adopt the new name of the profession which was
selected (recommended) at a meeting of industry leaders last year.
The HTMA-SC feels that the new name will be more accurately reflect the direction of the
profession. The former designation of "Biomedical" seemed to discouraged the participation of
imaging engineers and IT professionals by not representing their names in the title. We hope that
the new name will encourage membership, participation and information exchange among a much
larger group of people than the current name implies. It is critical that we begin sharing knowledge
with other related professions to further the cause of patient safety.
The HTMA-SC hopes that other associations follow suit and consider changing their names to a
similar format. They can then promote this to a wider range of people who have a stake in
medical equipment operation, maintenance and interconnectivity.
Our website will change to www.HTMA-SC.org very shortly. Our logo will be modified also to
reflect this new name and expanded emphasis on bringing together the different people involved
in making the technology of a hospital work.
The Board of the HTMA of SC
SCBA Changes Membership costs and Benefits!
In a Board conference call on March 2, 2012, the Board made some landmark
decisions that should positively affect the SCBA for the future. The Board
decided that SCBA Individual Membership will be free form this point forward.
This is in anticipation of some valuable additions to the website that will only
be available to members.
In another action, the Board decided that all SCBA corporate members will
have the opportunity to construct an email of their choosing which the SCBA
will send via email blast to all members. All corporate members will have
this opportunity once per year. This is seen as a large addition to the benefits
of corporate membership, as the annual cost is only $300.00 per year per
company. It is hoped that the addition of this benefit will result in more
corporate members and offset the free individual membership.