ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8 -- The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation issued the following news release:
The Summit on Healthcare Technology in Nonclinical Settings kicks off tomorrow morning with a packed two-day agenda that will solicit audience ideas on improving the safety and effectiveness of medical technologies used outside the traditional healthcare environment.
Organized and hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the summit will take place at the Hyatt hotel near Washington, DC's Dulles International Airport. Experts from academia, industry, and patient safety groups will discuss a range of topics, including device design, instructions for use, remote patient monitoring, environment of use considerations, and the role of human factors. Case studies from the field also will be discussed.
Joseph Cafazzo, PhD, lead at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and senior director of Healthcare Human Factors at the University Health Network, will deliver the keynote address Wednesday morning (Oct. 9). Cafazzo, who also is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, has conducted research into patients' use of technology to treat diabetes, end-stage renal disease, and congestive heart failure.
Tejal Gandhi, MD, who was recently tapped as president of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), will deliver the luncheon address Thursday. She will help put the issues into perspective and set the stage for discussions.
"Moving healthcare technology to nonclinical settings isn't simply a matter of physically moving devices outside the hospital. It requires a new mindset, one that appreciates the unique challenges found in these noncontrolled environments," AAMI President Mary Logan said. "This summit will consider those challenges and how best to address them through a patient safety lens."
AAMI would like to thank the following organizations for supporting the summit: the American College of Clinical Engineering, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, BSI, Center for Aging Services Technologies, Continua Health Alliance, ECRI Institute, eHealth Initiative, Healthcare Technology Foundation, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Infusion Nurses Society, The Joint Commission, Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium, NPSF, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance.
To view the agenda and learn more about registration, click here.( http://www.aami.org/summit2013/index.html)
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