Rank #1: AAMI Episode 23: The State of Sterile Processing
How are hospitals doing with sterile processing, and what's the biggest challenge to effective sterilization today? Sterile processing expert and author Rose Seavey shares her insights, offering tips to both healthcare facilities and the makers of medical devices. She also talks about ST79, a widely used standard for steam sterilization, which has just been released with a major update. This podcast is sponsored by Healthmark.
Sep 10 2017
Rank #2: AAMI Podcast 14- The education of HTM professionals.
What does it take to produce a top-notch healthcare technology management (HTM) professional? Two highly respected educators in the HTM world—Barbara “Barb” Christe of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Frank Painter of the University of Connecticut—talk about the different types of HTM professionals, the academic expectations for each, and how the constantly evolving world of healthcare technology is placing new demands on students and educators alike. The two guests reveal the one thing each would like to change about the education of HTM professionals. Please note that AAMI has several complimentary HTM educational and career resources available at www.aami.org/career.
Oct 12 2015
Rank #3: AAMI Podcast 18- The Changing World of Medical Imaging
Medical imaging technology has advanced considerably in modern times, with the rise of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Factor in the growth of 3D and 4D imaging, along with the integration of imaging with computers and software, and it’s easy to understand why imaging is one of the most exciting areas in healthcare technology. Glen McQuien, director of operations at Modern Biomedical and Imaging Inc., talks about the changes he’s seen in his career and those that are on the horizon. And McQuien, a member of the BI&T Editorial Board, has some advice for hospitals trying to figure out how to make smart purchasing decisions when it comes to imaging technology.
Apr 19 2016
Rank #4: AAMI Podcast 13- Cybersecurity in Healthcare Technology
With hospital data breaches—and stiff fines—on the rise and a growing black market for patient information, cybersecurity is one of the more pressing issues in healthcare technology. How can healthcare facilities keep patient information secure? How vulnerable are medical devices to attacks by hackers? Ken Hoyme, a distinguished scientist at Adventium Labs, and Izabella Gieras, director of clinical technology at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA, discuss the cybersecurity challenge with host Terry Baker. In a wide-ranging conversation, they offer both practical advice and a big-picture assessment of the changing landscape
Aug 18 2015
Rank #5: AAMI Podcast 12- Digital Health, Bridging the gap between promise and reality.
Digital Health is already a 4 Billion dollar industry and growing. More than 100 new devices are expected to go through FDA approval in 2015. None-the-less there still seems to be a gap in the promise and reality of Digital Health. Dr. Gunnar Tromer from BCG Digital Ventures joins us to discuss how we bridge that gap.
Jun 25 2015
Rank #6: AAMI Podcast 16- Culture of Safety
What does it take to develop and support a culture of safety in hospitals and other healthcare facilities? AAMI President Mary Logan and Connie Barden, RN, the chief clinical officer at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses talk about the keys to success and identify the obstacles to allowing such a culture to flourish. "Safety is not automatic in healthcare," Barden noted, adding that changing culture starts with changing behaviors and moving away from a fixation on blame and punishment.
Sponsored by: Healthmark
Dec 23 2015
Rank #7: AAMI Episode 22: Patch Management in Healthcare
With cybersecurity attacks on the rise in healthcare and a growing appreciation for the threats posed to patients, patch management is more important than ever—yet it remains a challenge for most hospitals. Why? "I don't think there's any other industry that has such a diversity of different devices from different manufacturers run in an environment where the pieces are so dependent on each other. That makes it difficult to, for example, take one device down, patch it and reboot it without affecting other devices" said Axel Wirth a distinguished technical architect for Symantec Corporation and a member of the BI&T Editorial Board. A cybersecurity expert, Wirth shares his tips for patch management and his "defense in depth"; framework that he believes all healthcare facilities should adopt. This podcast is sponsored by Nuvolo.
Jun 20 2017
Rank #8: AAMI Podcast 21- Tips to Tackle the Wireless Challenge
What’s the biggest mistake hospitals make in introducing and implementing wireless technologies? “Not appreciating the complexity,” says Shawn Jackman, co-chair of AAMI’s Wireless Strategy Task Force and founder and CEO of Clinical Mobility Inc. In a conversation with host Terry Baker, Jackman explains what HTM professionals can do to educate themselves about wireless technologies and provides suggestions for what hospitals must do now to achieve wireless success.
May 19 2017
Rank #9: AAMI Podcast 27: Use of Virtual Reality in HTM Training
Similar to the way pilots are using virtual reality (VR) to simulate piloting an aircraft, healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals can use VR to practice performing medical device maintenance activities, such as troubleshooting a virtual telemetry board, while increasing understanding and knowledge retention in the process. In this episode, Rick Sidlo and Aaron Goryl from GE Healthcare discuss the advantages of using VR to train HTM and other professionals, how the experience compares with a vendor's traditional classroom training, and where VR is headed in terms of its ease of use, access, and affordability.
Oct 06 2018
Rank #10: AAMI Podcast 25: Changing Requirements for Quality Management Systems
Recognized by many jurisdictions around the world, the standard ANSI/AAMI/ISO 13485:2016, Medical Devices; Quality management systems; Requirements for regulatory purposes, provides structured guidance to help organizations meet regulatory requirements. In this episode, international quality and regulatory compliance consultant Eamonn Hoxey describes the major differences between the 2003 and 2016 editions of 13485. As we near the end of a three-year transition period for medical device developers and manufacturers to comply with requirements set forth in the 2016 edition of the standard, Hoxey discusses how the new updated version clarifies expectations for manufacturers, providing a much more global, comprehensive, and harmonized approach to meeting requirements.
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Feb 26 2018
Rank #11: AAMI Podcast 20: Beefing Up Healthcare Cybersecurity
The clinical engineering team at Intermountain Healthcare has a success story to share about its initiative to safeguard its medical equipment from viruses and cyberattacks. Two members of the team, Mike Busdicker and Priyanka Upendra, describe how they conducted a systemic review of all network-connected devices and, working with other departments, came up with a plan to address potential vulnerabilities. They share their tips and lessons learned, and advise all healthcare facilities to embrace cybersecurity management as an ongoing priority.
Mar 17 2017
Rank #12: AAMI Podcast 26: Building a case for Continous Electronic Monitoring
The literature suggests that if patients had their breathing monitored continuously rather than every several hours, as is the current practice, then a major portion of the injuries and deaths caused by opioid-induced respiratory depression could be avoided. In this episode, Dr. Frank Overdyk, a professor of anesthesiology and internationally recognized expert in the field, shares his insights, including reasons for the slow implementation of this technology and strategies to help build the business case for the practice.
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May 29 2018
Rank #13: AAMI Podcast 19: A Conversation with AAMI’s New President
Just a few months on the job, new AAMI President and CEO Robert Jensen describes his vision for the association, how his time as a Marine officer helped to prepare him for this job, and the opportunities (and challenges) he sees for the healthcare technology community. A crucial part of AAMI's mission, Jensen said, is to help provide "visionary ideas" so that the professionals on the frontlines of healthcare technology can "craft the future that will actually serve the patients and the full community." Jensen shares with podcast host Terry Baker his idea of what success at AAMI will look like under his leadership.
Sponsored by: Healthmark
Feb 06 2017
Rank #14: AAMI Podcast 24: Deveoloping an AEM Program
What's the optimal way to perform device maintenance? Although implementing an AEM program can save healthcare facilities time and money, the concept has caused confusion for many in the healthcare technology management community. To start, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services defines AEM as "alternate equipment management," whereas The Joint Commission uses "alternative equipment maintenance. Through the recent publication, AEM Program Guide: Alternative PM for Patient Safety, author Matthew Baretich seeks to cut through the confusion by offering practical, real-world guidance for implementing a well-crafted AEM program and remaining compliant with applicable standards and regulations.
Dec 04 2017
Rank #15: AAMI Podcast 11- The Big Deal about Big Data
More medical device collect and store patient information and other data than ever before. In turn, these devices are connected to network systems. How can healthcare facilities turn this growing pile of data into something of value? What can healthcare technology professionals do to help their facilities use that data to make sound decisions? Three experts—Andrew Currie, director of clinical engineering at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Howard County General Hospital; John Chang, a clinical engineer at Johns Hopkins and Oracle database programmer; and Carolyn McGregor, the Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology—discuss the promise and potential pitfalls of big data in healthcare.
Jun 16 2015