AAMI publishes leadership development guide for HTM professionals

December 12, 2023
As the healthcare technology management (HTM) field faces record staffing shortages and an ever-increasing demand for new skills and specializations, promoting a department’s best and brightest is one of the most effective ways to ensure a health system or service provider is ready for tomorrow. That’s why AAMI is pleased to announce the publication of a practical guide for HTM professionals who are interested in advancing their careers or the careers of their staff into new leadership roles.

AAMI’s Leadership Development Guide: A Resource for Healthcare Technology Management Professionals provides comprehensive tips, best practices, and exercises for HTM staff seeking professional advancement and supervisors seeking to train employees for leadership roles.

“This guide was created to give HTM Professionals a roadmap for career advancement. It provides guidance for those looking to move into Leadership roles,” said Danielle McGeary, AAMI vice president of HTM.

The guide, produced by the AAMI’s Technology Management Council (TMC), features key topics by section:

Getting Started — A step-by-step process to creating your own career plan.
Toolkit — A career progressions graphic and leadership progression grid for HTM professionals, alongside planning worksheets on advancement and corporate structure.
Career Planning Opportunities — Sources on development opportunities for each of the skill and knowledge domains on the HTM leadership progression grid. These include leadership, equipment expertise, financial management, and much more.
Communicating Your Plans — A ‘how-to’ for working with your HR department and organizational leadership, including meeting guidelines and sample agendas for communicating your career goals and plans.
Interviewing for Leadership Positions — Tips and techniques for senior level interviewing, including key dos and don’ts.
FAQs — Answers to the most frequently asked questions about career planning, taking on leadership roles, continuing education, and more!
In short, the document is an excellent resource for HTM professionals looking to move into the next stage of their career and for professionals who are uncertain but would like more information. AAMI’s new guide has you covered and can set you up for success!

About AAMI
AAMI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 10,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for health technology and sterilization professionals.