AAMI 2012 Conference and Expo
June 01, 2012
by Diana Bradley
, Staff Writer
Medical instrumentation is at a tipping point, as many fields are experiencing rapid and in some cases, exponential growth, according to Dr. Daniel Kraft, one of the confirmed keynote speakers at The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s Annual Conference & Expo for health care technology management, held June 2-4 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.
“In my talk, I’ll be discussing the pace of technology progression, particularly in fields which impact health\ care, from the emergence of low-cost genomics, wearable sensors (body computing) to high speed computing and integrated imaging, to robotics in surgery, the layering of artificial intelligence and the digitization of medical data,” says Kraft, executive director of FutureMed, a health care research program at Singular University, and the founder and CEO of IntelliMedicine, a company that develops personalized medical technology. “All of these factors, particularly at their convergence, have the opportunity to improve health care and the practice of medicine both in the inpatient, and increasingly in the mobile and outpatient environment.”
Other speakers include: chief information officer and vice president of Duke Medicine in Durham, N.C., Art Glasgow, who will present the Dwight E. Harken, MD, Memorial Lecture and discuss how to solve conflicting priorities between CE and IT departments; and the principal deputy under secretary for health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Robert Jesse; and George Mills, a widely recognized expert with The Joint Commission’s Engineering Department, who will hold two sessions regarding his organization’s impact on health care technology management departments.
“AAMI is an important organization with a role to help its members leverage technology and instrumentation in the clinical setting, especially as instrumentation becomes more integrated, advanced and capable throughout patient care,” Kraft explains.
More than 50 education sessions on hot topics including alarm management and electronic health record integration will be featured at the three-day conference. And more than 150 exhibitors will showcase the latest and greatest in health care products, giving an estimated 1,500 attendees the chance to interact with new and potentially career impacting technologies and practices at the Expo.
Founded in 1967, AAMI is a nonprofit organization representing a unique alliance of over 6,000 members from around the world united by one mission to increase the understanding and beneficial use of medical instrumentation through effective standards and educational programs, and publications.