The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, is a unique alliance of nearly 7,000 members from around the world focused on advancing safety in medical technology through effective standards, educational programs, and publications. AAMI is the primary source of consensus and timely information on medical instrumentation and technology. The IT Horizons series, the Health IT Collection, IT-related conferences, and standards, particularly 80001 (Managing Medical IT) are likely of interest. For more information about AAMI products, membership, or involvement in the IT standards committee, visit the AAMI website.
American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE)
The American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) was founded in 1990 with the commitment to enhance the profession of clinical engineering. With members in the United States and abroad, the ACCE is recognized internationally as a leading professional society for clinical engineers with a mission to:
- Promote safe and effective application of science and technology in patient care.
- Establish a standard of competence and to promote excellence in clinical
- Define the body of knowledge on which the profession is based.
- Represent the professional interests of clinical engineers.
Visit www.accenet.org for more information.
ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best to enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Healthcare Technology Foundation
The Healthcare Technology Foundation is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its mission is to improve healthcare delivery outcomes by promoting the development, application and support of safe and effective healthcare technologies.
- Major initiatives of the Foundation include: Managing Risks of Integrated Systems and Networks in Healthcare Environments;
- Clinical Alarm Management and Integration, and
- Patient Safety and Education.
HTF awards include: Shepherd Patient Safety Award and the International ACEW Award.
Tax deductible donations are gladly accepted.
Contact: Tobey Clark, President
Our systems engineers are building the future. The International Council on Systems Engineering is the premier international organization for systems engineering professionals.
- Network with over 10,000 members in 50 countries
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- Online access to INCOSE publications, papers and products
- Collaborate internationally on best practices, technology and standards
- Annual International Symposium: http://www.incose.org/symp2015
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