Collaboration Across OEM, ISO, and HDO Communities Planned to Maximize HTM
La Palma, Calif. – Tech Knowledge Associates’ (TKA’s) Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Dave Francoeur, has been selected to serve another three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). A major focus of AAMI is to facilitate and promote collaboration among Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), inhouse Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs), and Independent Service Organizations (ISOs) to make Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) the best it can be.
“When OEMs, HDOs, and ISOs work together, this collaboration helps to ensure superior HTM that exceeds safety, quality, and service requirements,” said Francoeur, who has held several leadership positions at AAMI. “When we communicate with and support one another, our hospitals, their clinicians, and ultimately their patients, benefit from meticulous and complete service, updates, testing and training.”
AAMI also develops consensus standards and guidance documents for the HTM community, as well as the medical device industry. One example is EQ56, which is undergoing an update and provides a recommended practice for a medical equipment management program.
Through his leadership on the AAMI Board, Francoeur will help AAMI achieve its primary goals to:
- Contain costs.
- Stay on top of new technology and policy developments.
- Add value in healthcare organizations.
- Improve professional skills.
- Enhance patient care.
AAMI provides a unique and critical forum for a variety of professionals, including clinical and biomedical engineers and technicians, physicians, nurses, educators, manufacturers, government regulators, and others with an interest in healthcare technology. AAMI fulfills its mission through:
- Courses, conferences, and continuing education, including certification programs.
- Collaborative initiatives, including summits with the FDA
- A rich array of resources, including peer-reviewed journals, technical documents, books, videos, podcasts, and other products.
“I’m truly honored to serve,” said Francoeur. “The AAMI Board and leadership have great plans to take the HTM field to new heights and I’m proud to be part of the effort.”
About Tech Knowledge Associates
Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA), an Innovation Institute Company, 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. As an HTM, TKA is focused on minimizing cost while optimizing technology for their clients. For more information, go to www.ii-techknow.com.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 8,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. For more information, go to https://www.aami.org/index.aspx.