Achieve HTM success

GE Healthcare can offer assistance and expertise to help drive your facility’s success—entirely on your terms. Stop by booth #635 at the AAMI conference and tradeshow to network and discuss ways to achieve HTM success.

Parts & Repair
Tools and resources – every step of the way

Education & Training
Leveraging innovation to upgrade your skill set

Security & Analytics
Reaching goals faster, smarter, and more securely

Do you want a complimentary Expo Plus Pass? It includes free admission to the expo, general sessions and career center at a $50 value. Visit select “Expo Plus” registration option for $50. Enter the coupon code EXFM18 and the cost will be updated to zero. See you there!

Educational Sessions and In-Booth Event

Saturday, June 2
8:00 – 9:00 am
Cybersecurity and Operational Effectiveness for Healthcare Organizations
Scot Copeland, BSITSEC, Sec+, GICSP, Scripps Health
Daniel Howe, GE Healthcare
Sharon James, GE Healthcare

How does GE Healthcare collaborate with customers to establish a manageable medical-IT network solution? Find out and get the lessons and recommendations from these experiences, which resulted in a solution that can adapt to growing production environments, evolve to face multi-pronged threats, and help provide clinicians and hospital staff with the training, education and information they need to treat patients. The project involved close collaboration involving IT, Security, Risk Management, Clinical Technology, and Facilities

Saturday, June 2
8:00 – 9:00 am
Does Your Executive Leadership Team Appreciate HTM Impact?
Mike Busdicker MBA, CHTM, Intermountain Healthcare
Dave Dobson, CMO, GE Healthcare
Perry Kirwan, MSE, CCE, Banner Healthcare
Steve Vanderzee, CBET, Advocate Health Care

Healthcare technology management (HTM) services are often viewed as a high-cost proposition and have become a target for cuts. However, these services are critical in ensuring smooth operational workflow and quality care, and they are a key component of overall profitability. The challenge is knowing how to communicate this impact and value to key stakeholders. Get tips and best practices for how to measure and convey the positive impact of HTM.

Saturday, June 2
2:00 – 2:30 pm at the GE booth #635
New Solutions from GE Healthcare
Aaron J. Goryl, GE Healthcare
Amato DeRosa, Harford Hospital

Learn about our new solutions, including our innovative virtual reality training goggles, which will be available for you to experience hands-on.

Sunday, June 3
8:00 – 9:00 am
Virtual Reality: New Approaches to Training for HTM Professionals
Kevin Jackson, MBIT, NET+, GCERT, GE Healthcare
Rick Sidlo, MBA, GE Healthcare

Shouldn’t there be other ways to develop technical maintenance and repair proficiency for medical devices other than a week (or more) course at a vendor headquarter facility? Innovative technologies exist and are being utilized in other industries to train the next wave; let’s do the same for HTM professionals. This interactive session will teach you how to use different blended learning approaches that may suit your department—from new hires, to team members involved in cross training, to those looking for a procedure refresher. Be prepared to analyze your current HTM departmental training plan, assessing how new technological solutions can better address some of your diverse staff challenges.

Sunday, June 3
9:15 – 10:15 am
Practical Strategies for Attracting and Retaining HTM Professionals
Elena Buckley, MS, CCE, VA Boston Healthcare & Bedford VAMC
Barbara Christe, PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Donna Marie Dyer, MSQA, CBA, GE Healthcare
Ramana Sastry, University of California San Francisco Medical Center

An aging HTM workforce and increased competition for skilled technical workers have employers working to improve their recruitment, development and retention programs. Representatives from progressive health systems, independent service organizations (ISOs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will review their specific efforts in each of these areas and share best practices.

Cybersecurity for the Biomed

50% of all Cyber Attacks occur in Healthcare. Is Your Workforce Prepared?
GE Healthcare has developed a menu of flexible training options that may delivered virtually, at your location, or at the GE Healthcare Institute campus. Make us part of your organization’s training plan. We have scalable options to meet your specific needs. If you are not able to talk with us at AAMI, you can register for courses here.

To register for the courses click here.

BMET of the year award

Each year, AAMI and GE Healthcare recognize a biomedical equipment technician (BMET) for their dedication, achievements, and excellence as an HTM professional. The winner receives a monetary prize, a keepsake award, and VIP treatment at the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo.

J. Scot Mackeil has been on the frontlines of hospital biomedical engineering for more than 26 years, serving as the senior BMET responsible for Massachusetts General’s anesthesia systems and surgical equipment since 2010. Mackeil is a vocal advocate for the HTM field, speaking at the FDA’s 2016 workshop on the refurbishing, reconditioning, rebuilding, remarketing, remanufacturing, and servicing of medical devices by third-party entities and original equipment manufacturers. He also has been an outspoken opponent of several pieces of repair-related legislation in his home state, proposals which he believes would hurt the HTM field. Mackeil has written numerous articles for 24x7 and TechNation, many of which focus on the “right to repair,” and is an active member of the New England Society of Clinical Engineers and ACCE.