La Palma, Calif. – The formation of American Medical Imaging (AMI) from six medical imaging technology sales and service companies across the continental U.S. was announced today by The Innovation Institute and Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), its subsidiary specializing in full-risk healthcare technology management.  The new AMI partnership of experienced imaging technology firms was brought together to deliver the entire spectrum of sales, repair, and maintenance solutions to health care facilities nationwide. 

AMI is led by Steve Cannon as President & CEO, who played a pivotal role in bringing together the six foundational companies that formed the AMI partnership. Cannon has a long and distinguished career in health care, with over 40 years of experience in the health care technology and asset management industry.  He has held senior leadership roles with SunHealth and the national GPO Premier, and served as the inaugural president at the new AllParts Medical in 2009.  Steve has also held executive leadership positions at Aramark, Philips Healthcare, and Sodexo.  In late 2020, Cannon took the helm of the asset management firm, Healthcare Technology Group.

The AMI partnership was founded on the aggregation of medical imaging technology sales and service companies in varied geographies, with presence in 16 states.  By building on The Innovation Institute’s business model, and with the immediate breadth of service from the six foundational companies, AMI will bring customized technology solutions to health care providers of all sizes and needs. 

Speaking to AMI’s capabilities, Cannon noted, “With the experience and strength of our multi-regional presence, AMI is able to offer a spectrum of high-quality services – from equipment sales, to maintenance and repair, to installation and removal, to IT solutions such as PACS.  And we can do so with greater efficiency and at a lower cost to the health care providers we serve.” 

Cannon added that for AMI, the initial growth phase has not yet ended. “We plan to expand to even greater national coverage in the coming months, with the addition of several new companies to the AMI partnership,” he explained.  “Our vision is that 2021 will be a banner year for us in the improvement of  medical imaging technology service delivery, with reach across the majority of the United States.”

About American Medical Imaging

AMI’s mission is to contribute to the transformation of healthcare delivery by providing innovative imaging solutions to our clients. This means we specialize in objective, total solution, medical imaging technology services that deliver quality products and services to our healthcare provider partners.  Our services result in greater efficiency, lower cost, and ultimately the improvement of patient outcomes.  For more information, go to www.ami-ii.com.

About Tech Knowledge Associates

Tech Knowledge Associates is a national healthcare technology management organization that elevates clinical engineering through innovative management programs, medical equipment life cycle solutions, and service data for large inventories of medical devices that exceed $1 billion in value.  For more information, go to www.ii-techknow.com.

About The Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC, structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery.  The Innovation Institute is owned by non-profit health systems. This collaborative taps into physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new medical products and ideas. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), The Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.” For more information, visit www.ii4change.com.