New File Added to Downloads Page
A new file has been added to the DOWNLOADS page. It is a powerpoint of presentation that was given recently about the recent FDA Workshop focussing on the potential regulation of third party servicers. Members can download this presentation for free.
HTMA-GA Meet and Greet in Augusta, GA
On October 22nd, 2016 HTMA-GA conducted a great Meet and Greet at Patriots Park in Augusta, GA. There was a grill out with some light games and a wonderful couple of hours together of getting to know each other. Companies represented by attendees were Novant Health, MIT, the VA Medical Center in Augusta, CE-Tech, and Beckman Coulter.
Contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in having a Meet and Greet in your area.
Bridging the Gap Between IT and HTM
On October 20th, Boardmembers Pat Lynch of Biomeds Without Borders and Sarah Lee wit MIT attended "An Evening of Networking and Exploration" sponsored by the HIMSS GA chapter in an effort to build bridges between IS and IT in healthcare and the HTM profession.
Pat Lynch satated, "It is our belief that as the people in hospitals that maintain and manage the medical devices and patient care equipment, that any exploration of the Patient Experience that includes healthcare Information Technology would be improved by our involvement."
HTMA-GA hopes to further explore opportunities with Healthcare IT.
AMX-4 Class at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta a Great Success
On March 9, 2016 at 5PM on the Piedmont Atlanta campus, HTMA-GA held a succesful class on the AMX-4. Calibration, preventive maintenance, and common failures were covered. The event was taught by Bill Bentley of AMX Solutions and Michael Ragan of Piedmont Healthcare. Digital X-ray Services (DXS), Southeastern Biomedical, and Troff Medical (links are at the bottom of this page) sponsored the event.
We look forward to more rewarding meetups in the near future!
Here are some quotes from the attendees:
"We had a great meeting and an informative class on the basics of preventative maintenance on the Amx 4 Plus. The class, taught by Mr. Bill Bentley and assisted by Michael Ragan of Piedmont Atlanta, was outstanding. The information in the form of literature about error codes and common problems that have been experienced was well received by the Biomeds in attendance.
This meeting was a real success for the attendees and the association. I got feedback from the vendor that sponsored the event, that it was a real success for them, as well." -Mike Helms, Troff Medical
"We had a very good attendance and lots of involvement from the attendees. Attendees traveled from all around the state. One of the attendees volunteered to assist with more focused training to address questions. One of the sponsoring vendors had test equipment with them and allowed it to be used to demonstrate how to calibrate the AMX 4+ with it.
After the meeting there was a lot of networking and private discussions between the attendees. This made for a very successful meeting for everyone." -Steve Kelley, Piedmont Healthcare
Please click on the link about to bring you the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Department Profile in Technation Magazine, profiling the team lead by HTMA-GA Board Member and Secretary Bruce Verneau.
HTMA-GA Completes First Education Drive Through State of Ga
HTMA-GA completed its first education/membership drive throughout the state during the third week of April, 2015. Board member and Treasurer Pat Lynch presented an informative class on COSR or Cost of Service Ratio. This class was intended to help give HTM professionals the tools to benchmark their programs in terms of cost efficiency. During the week there were 45 registrants for the education events and HTMA-GA's membership grew approximately 20 percent to 121 members to date.
Thank you to all of the sponsors who supported each event with lunch and to all of those involved.
Please email us at email@example.com with your ideas and needs for future education events.
HTMA-GA Elects Officers
On February 24,2015, the Board of the HTMA-GA elected its first officers. Congratulations to these brave folks who are stepping up to build this new association.
President - Ben Lewis, University Hospital, Augusta
Vice-President - John Shore, Tanner Medical Center, Carrollton
Secretary - Bruce Verneau, Phoebe Putney Memorial, Albany
Treasurer - Patrick Lynch, Global Medical Imaging, Charlotte, NC
See the entire Board and Officers by clicking on Officers/Board at the top of this page.
Become a member
Individual membership is free. You may join now and immediately begin receiving all the benefits of the HTMA-GA, You will also be able to vote on decisions, leadership, and become involved at whatever level you wish. This is, of course, based upon your personal and professional workload and motivation. We understand that everyone has different obligations. We welcome you in whatever capacity you may assist, and will do our very best to honor your time restrictions.
Corporate membership costs $300 per year. For this, you are listed on the Sponsor's Page and have the opportunity to craft a targeted mail blast which will go out to all members in your name. This can occur once per year, and may contain news, offers, products, or anything wish you wish to include.
The Healthcare Technology Management Association of Georgia has been organized to meet a need for communication, interaction and education by and among the professionals who maintain and manage the medical equipment in Georgia. It is run by a Board of Directors and has no permanent leadership. All leaders are elected by the membership every 2 years. The Association is flexible in that it can become whatever the BMETs, Clinical Engineers and Imaging Engineers of the State wish it to become.
HTMA-GA appreciates our sponsors. Please take a moment to visit their websites and we hope that you consider them for your medical and imaging equipment needs.