Q & A with Robert Jensen, president and CEO of AAMI

Huge Two-Day Clean Sweep Auction July 24-25th. Click Here to Bid!

advertisement
Ubicación actual:
>
> This Story


Conexión o Registro to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

More Exclusive Q&A

Are you prepared for the AHRMM conference? Q&A with Teresa Dail, Chief supply chain officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

Q & A with Bill Algee, president of AHRA Find out what to expect at the biggest event of the year for radiology department management

Q&A SIIM chair, Dr. James Whitfill Discussing the state of imaging informatics at large, but also efforts to help the organization better serve its members

Q&A with Dr. Vasken Dilsizian, 2019-2020 president for SNMMI We talk to the incoming president to find out what issues the SNMMI will be focusing on in the coming year

Q&A with Gil Alejo, exhibition sales manager at Informa Markets The North and Latin American healthcare market is gearing up for another FIME meeting

See All Exclusive Q&A  

HTMs Homepage

How can OEMs and in-house service teams work better together? Experts from both sides get together and share their views at AAMI

Understanding the value of data analytics in HTM Helps with purchasing, keeping inventory of equipment, end-of-life decisions for devices

Understanding 'data cleaning' in equipment service, and the tools used to do it Acquiring data is only the beginning, insights from AAMI

EQ2 showcases advancements and new products at AAMI Exchange Added data analytics, supply chain management and tracking capabilities

GE adds multi-vendor parts and new functions to online Service Shop Showcased at AAMI Exchange

Tips for creating better collaboration between HTM and IT Streamlining these increasingly complex partnerships

AAMI Product Showcase A sneak peek at some of the products to check out on the show floor

Clinical engineering and the science of the capital budget process Purchasing insights from the experts at MD Buyline

Barriers to genuine service collaboration with OEMs are hurting hospitals A call to better-align objectives toward value-based care

Testing equipment continues to advance Managing your systems and scanners requires the right tools for the job

Robert Jensen

Q & A with Robert Jensen, president and CEO of AAMI

From the May 2019 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine
AAMI Exchange (formerly AAMI Annual Conference & Expo) takes place this year from June 7-10 in Cleveland, Ohio. HealthCare Business News caught up with Association president Robert Jensen in advance of the big event for our annual update.

HCB News: In last year’s interview, you talked about how you wanted to bring in new people as more senior members retire from committees and working groups. How do you feel that’s going? Do you have a baseline for measuring that success?
Robert Jensen: I wish we could say we discovered an easy solution, but that’s not the case. Succession planning remains an ongoing challenge, one that many organizations are grappling with. We’re working to bring younger members into the association by making student membership free. We’ve also ramped up our efforts to reach out to younger professionals by growing our social media platforms in recognition that how people communicate, connect, and exchange information is changing. That’s also why we’re doing more podcasts. We have to keep up with the times and reach out to professionals in ways that they are going to value and respond to. In addition, we’ve greatly improved our technology so that more people can successfully engage with committees remotely. I’m optimistic that’s going to appeal to professionals who want to get involved, as well as to companies that would like to build their succession plans, but are facing time and cost restrictions. We are beginning to draw younger professionals into committees, but are continuing to push for more.
Story Continues Below Advertisement

THE (LEADER) IN MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1982. SALES-SERVICE-REPAIR

Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.




HCB News: The ACA continues to be a point of debate and discussion. Does AAMI have an official position on the ACA or the efforts to repeal and replace?
RJ: AAMI does not take positions on specific pieces of legislation.

HCB News: Last year, you talked about AAMI’s three-year strategy approved in November 2017, and well underway by the time of our interview. You outlined community, infrastructure and knowledge. Can you provide an update on those goals?
RJ: I’m happy to say we’re advancing on all fronts. In terms of community, our membership continues to grow. We’re doing more direct outreach to our members, collaborating with new stakeholders, and expanding our global footprint. We’re seeing more engagement across the board. With infrastructure, our biggest news is that we have moved into a new headquarters. We’re still in the same general area in Arlington, Virginia, but our new facility is much more high-tech, offering both staff and visitors a better experience. I’m especially proud of our AAMI Center for Excellence, which now hosts the many industry events and education programs we offer. In March, we held a very successful Sterilization Standards Week, drawing a record crowd, with hundreds of in-person and virtual attendees. We believe other organizations will want to use this space as well. When it comes to our knowledge goal, we’re taking multiple steps to better-serve our members and other stakeholders. We’re close to unveiling a new website; one with a fresh, clean look and streamlined navigation. We are determined to make it as easy as possible for visitors to find the information they need. We’re updating our education programs to make sure our training is in line with the latest FDA thinking and global regulations. We’re taking steps so that our standards program is more nimble, able to keep up with the fast-moving changes in healthcare technology. And we’re taking a fresh look at our publications and other communication channels to make sure we are delivering the content our members want and in the formats they find most beneficial. I could not be prouder of the teams working on these goals.
  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 >>

HTMs Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment