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HIMSS 2024 Conference

ACCE CE-IT Symposium: "Implementing Emerging AI Tools and Medical Device Technologies in Healthcare"

Date/Time: Monday, March 11, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:25 PM

AI technologies continue to disrupt healthcare in various domains. How to best leverage these new AI tools and how to stay ahead of the curve with their rapid expansion? Join this ACCE CE-IT Symposium” Implementing Emerging AI Tools and Medical Device Technologies in Healthcare” to learn more!   

During this symposium, we will explore the practical challenges associated with implementing emerging AI technologies in the healthcare sector. Our distinguished team of expert speakers will delve into a diverse array of AI applications and discuss about the impacted technologies. Topics covered will include governance and data protection, radiology modalities, regulatory impacts, and implementation challenges, among others.

Uncover how AI is not only enhancing patient care but also impacting some of the very foundations of healthcare operations. Our expert speakers will share their early adopter insights, unveiling the strategies that led to their success, and providing invaluable tips on avoiding common pitfalls.

Beyond the technical aspects, we'll also examine AI from a strategic standpoint. How can you develop an AI strategy tailored to your organization's unique needs? How to develop a partnership of Clinical Engineering, IT and Clinical teams in implementing AI Technologies? Is an AI Council necessary to govern these applications effectively? How can you ensure that these technologies and tools yield the maximum value for your organization? Engage in insightful panel discussions with industry leaders representing healthcare organizations, the medical device industry, and researchers. 

Don't miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of healthcare's AI revolution!

Session 1: AI Needs You!  A Call to action for clinical engineering, Erin Sparnon, MEng.

Session 2: Advancing Organizational AI Maturity: Strategies for Cultivating a Culture of Innovation and Collaboration, Mark Nielsen, MLOps Engineer and Olivia Sanders, Intermountain Health

Session 3: Frontline Perspectives from the MedTech Industry: The Future of AI's Adoption in Radiology, Peter Shen, Head of Digital & Automation – North America and Rita Risto, BHA, MRT, Digital Solutions & Automation Sales Specialist, Siemens Healthineers

Session 4: Modernizing HTM Using Predictive AI and Machine Learning, Tom Stanford, founder & CEO, Nuvolo

Session 5: Is Radiology the gateway to your enterprise AI strategy? Key use cases and lessons learnt, Dr. Jamie Chow, Radiologist and Clinical Lead at Blackford Analysis

Panel Discussion: Partnership of CE, IT, and Clinical Teams in Implementing AI Technologies in Healthcare
Panelists: Peter Shen/Siemens Healthineers, Mark Nielsen/Intermountain Health, Tom Stanford/Nuvolo, Keith Whitby/Mayo Clinic, Kevin Littlefield/NCCoE, David Hilderbrand/Blackford Analysis
Moderator: Phil Englert/Health-ISAC

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​​​AAMI Exchange 2023

Clinical Engineering Symposium presented by ACCE: "Wearables and IoT – The Emerging Healthcare Tecnology Support Challenges"

Date/Time: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 7:30 am - 10:15 am
Long Beach Convention Center, California
Refreshments sponsored by Masimo

Keynote: Telehealth Cybersecurity: Secure Remote Patient Monitoring
Speakers: Sue Wang, NCCoE & Ryan Williams, NCCoE

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) published a practice guide discussing approaches in applying privacy and cybersecurity measures in safeguarding a telehealth remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution. The speakers will describe the RPM ecosystem and discuss where security and privacy challenges may exist based on a risk assessment, approaches needed to understand those risks and a means to mitigate risks in serving their remote patient community. Healthcare technology practitioners will learn about complexities associated with deploying RPM solutions and take away concepts that may apply to their own RPM deployments.

Wearables Panel Discussion
The use of wearables and IoT devices in healthcare organizations is rapidly expanding. This technology shift is providing interesting new opportunities, but also presents a number of practical technology management and support challenges. Healthcare facilities are increasingly faced with the use of patient owned wearables. Many clinicians are leveraging bring your own device (BYOD) policies and utilizing their own medical devices and IoT to deliver care. The home use of medical devices is also rapidly ramping up with the expansion of telehealth. Many of these wearables and IoT medical devices are also network connected, exchange patient data, and utilize various cloud services. How do we stay on top of managing these new clinical use cases and expanding fleets of wearable and IoT devices? What are the related roles and responsibilities of HTM departments? How do we ensure these systems are used safely and the associated security risks are controlled? Join this ACCE symposium to hear about the latest trends and best practices regarding the use, management, and support of wearables and IoT in healthcare. During this symposium we will discuss the common use cases for wearables and IoT in the healthcare setting and review the best practices in managing them. Learn the latest from the leading industry experts in panel discussions and hear education sessions from healthcare organizations about their successes and challenges in adopting wearables and IoT

  • Priyanka Shah, ECRI;
  • Eric Airing, Mayo Clinic; 
  • Katrina Jacobs, Kaiser Permanente; 
  • Jennifer Jackson, Masimo
Moderator: Ilir Kullolli, Stanford Childrens

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​​HIMSS 2023 Conference

ACCE CE-IT Symposium: "Securing IoMT Proactively - Collaboration Between Information Technology and Clinical Engineering Professionals"

Date/Time: Monday, April 17, 2023 / 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
West Building / Level 1/ Grant Park D (CC12D)
2233 South Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago IL 60616

Description: Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices continue their rapid expansion in various healthcare settings. While this exciting technology evolution provides opportunities for new clinical workflows and patient care applications, it also introduces new technology management challenges and the potential for cybersecurity risks.

Clinical Engineering and IT play a central role in ensuring IoMT expansion is appropriately managed and that the related cybersecurity risks are identified, assessed, and controlled. This however is not an easy feat in practice. Proactively securing IoMT is a formidable challenge for any healthcare organization. A successful IoMT security program involves not only the right technologies, but the right personnel, expertise, and processes to ensure long term success.

Join this ACCE HIMSS CE/IT symposium to learn more about proactively securing IoMT, get tips on CE/IT collaboration, hear from industry thought leaders, and get involved with some hands-on learning through cybersecurity table top exercises.

AAMI Exchange 2022

Clinical Engineering Symposium presented by ACCE: "The 3 R's Round Table – Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition"

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 7:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
San Antonio Convention Center, Texas

In this Symposium the panelists discussed the struggles acquiring and retaining qualified HTM/CE professionals. Struggles acquiring and retaining qualified HTM/CE professionals are being felt by everyone around the world. How can we improve recruitment efficiencies, refine strategies for employment retention, and appropriately recognize HTM/CE professionals? Attendees shared their thoughts, lessons learned, and their best practices. 

  • Angela Bennett, CHTM, Sr. Area General Manager/CE Director, Sodexo HTM
  • Nader Hammoud, CHTM, Integrated Manager – Healthcare Technology, John Muir Health
  • Perry Kirwan, VP Technology Management, Banner Health
  • Codi Nelson, CBET, Program Director, Healthcare Technology
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​HIMSS 2021 Conference

ACCE CE-IT Symposium: "Data Availability and Security in the Clinical Environment”

Monday, August 09, 2021, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
In this Symposium we will have nationally and internationally recognized speakers and engineers who will address this shift in clinical engineering practice. We will cover topics such as BCDR best practices and regulation, as well as practically vetted processed for applying these principles in your organization. We will discuss alignment with supply chain as well as incident management and forensics for the wors​t-case scenario.

  • Keynote: The importance of Business Continuity and disaster Recovery and operational support, data impact on clinical with Data availability, by Bill Hudson
  • Discovering and Disclosing Vulnerabilities, by Mike Powers and Nader Hammoud
  • Aligning NIST Cybersecurity Framework with Clinical Engineering Operations, by Matt Dimino
  • Balancing Priorities During and Following Cyber Attack, by David Finn
  • Overview of Cybersecurity Resources, by Mike Powers
  • Getting Ahead of Cybersecurity Risk with Contract Language, by Christopher Falkner

HIMMS 2019 Conference

ACCE CE-IT Symposium: "Safe and Effective Application of Networked Medical Systems"

Impact of MDI on Medical Device Assessment & Acquisition

Monday, February 11, 2019, 9am-4:30pm.
In this Symposium we will have nationally and internationally recognized speakers and engineers who will address this shift in clinical engineering practice and the steps necessary to address those risks and vulnerabilities. We will cover topics such as medical device security including patching of medical equipment, disaster recovery planning (network recovery), safe networking of medical equipment and systems, long term capital planning, and emerging technologies and their impact on the hospital operations.
  • Medical Device Security including Patching of Medical Equipment, by Julian Goldman and Juuso Leinonen
  • Disaster Recovery Planning (network recovery), by Sue Wang and Christopher Nowak
  • Safe Networking of Medical Equipment and Systems, by Prakhar Kapoor for Michael Fraai and Bridget Moorman
  • Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on the Hospital Operations, by Thomas Skorup
  • Long Term Capital Planning, by Carol Davis-Smith, Jennifer Ott and Mike Schiller
  • Panel discussion: all speakers

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​AAMI 2016 Conference

Clinical Engineering Symposium presented by ACCE

Impact of MDI on Medical Device Assessment & Acquisition

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa
Part 1 - Impact of MDI on Device Assessment
Keynote Presentation: Elliot Sloane
  • Changing Technology Standards by Ken Fuchs
  • Developing a Flexible Healthcare Infrastructure by Jennifer Ott
  • The CERC: Connecting Environments Requirements Catalog by Jeff Peacock
  • MD-Cyber-Risk and Safety Initiative by Dale Nordenberg
Part 2 - Impact of MDI on Device Procurement
Changing Process Considerations
  • Acquisition Programs in an MDI World, by Rob Maliff
  • Medical Equipment Connectivity Acquisition, by Steve Juett
  • Medical Device Integration: Acquisition, by Tobey Clark
  • Medical Technology Acquisition: Emerging Process Considerations, by Angela Mulinix
Integrated Systems Support Considerations
  • Integrated Support for Systems, by Michael Fraai
  • A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Integrated Devices, by Robert Torres, Jr.
  • Pre-Procurement Support Considerations for Integrated Systems, by Samantha Jacques

​AAMI 2015 Conference

Clinical Engineering Symposium presented by ACCE

Privacy & Security Risk Management For Clinical Engineers

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Denver
  • Keynote: Dale Nordenberg, MD, Executive Director, MDISS
    The Value Proposition for incorporated P&S into Clinical Engineering Programs
  • Christopher Clark, Principle Security Engineer, Codenomicon
    Part 1: Demonstration: Exposing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Medical Devices
  • Bridget Moorman, President, BMoorman Consulting
    Part 2: Tools for Assessing Cybersecurity Risk of Medical Devices
  • Jason Newman, Chief Clinical Engineer, VHA South Central HC Network
    Overview of VHA P&S Program
  • Scot Copeland, Clinical Systems Specialist & Marcia Wylie, Senior Director Biomedical Engineering, Scripps Health
    Overview of Scripps P&S Program
  • Panel Discussion
    Full Faculty
    • Carol Davis-Smith, VP Clinical Technology, Kaiser Permanente
    • Jennifer Jackson, Director of Clinical Engineering & Device Integration, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

HIMSS 2015 Conference

CAVEAT EMPTOR: Decision Making on Clinical Technology Acquisitions

Capital budgets for clinical technology acquisitions today is often 8 to 10 times larger than what same organization spent 10 years ago. This session provides a description of a structure, process, and tools that decision makers (CEOs, COOs and CFOs) should avail themselves of when determining which clinical technologies to adopt and how to measure a successful implementation.


  • Stephen L. Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FHIMSS
    Chief Technology Officer, ABM Healthcare Support Services
  • Jacob B. Johnson, MS CCE
    Manager, Clinical Technology Integrated Systems Management, Kaiser Permanente

AAMI 2014 Conference

Clinical Engineering Symposium presented by ACCE

Leveraging Big Data in Clinical Engineering-How to Influence Healthcare Decision-Making and Advance Professionally
For decades clinical engineers have deployed and supported medical devices, clinical information systems, and medical device management systems that can generate stores of data. This data is largely an untapped resource. However, it can be unleashed and harnessed to support real-time decision support, increase patient safety, and provide cost-effective service delivery. This year's symposium will explore the value proposition of big data in the clinical engineering field. It will review how clinical engineering leaders are applying analytics to develop business intelligence, present "use case scenarios" from hospitals around the country, and set a clear path for HTM and clinical engineering professionals to engage in big data analytics by identifying requirements, analytical tools, and educational opportunities.

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

Leveraging Big Data Keynote:
      Carolyn McGregor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Clinical Decision Support:
      Maria Cvach, Johns Hopkins University
      John Hoffman, Excel Medical Electronics
Analytics in Clinical Engineering Service/Support Operations:
      Brian Gross, Philips Healthcare
      Hank Goddard, Mainspring Healthcare Solutions

AAMI 2013 Conference

Clinical Engineering Symposium presented by ACCE

Innovative and Disruptive Technologies
Positioning Clinical Engineers for Success in the Face of New Challenges

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center


  • James Welch, CCE, VP Clinical Engineering and Patient Safety, Sotera Wireless, Inc.
  • George Panagiotopoulos, MS, Senior Manager, Kaiser Permanente
  • James P. Keller, Jr., MSBE, Vice President, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI Institute
  • Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISS, National Healthcare Solutions Architect, Symantec Corporation
  • Jennifer Jackson, MS, MBA, CCE, Director, Clinical Engineering & Device Integration Enterprise Information Services, Cedars Sinai Health System


AAMI 2012 Conference

Clinical Engineering Symposium

Clinical Engineering and Healthcare Technology Management's Impact on Clinical Outcomes (presented by ACCE)
Saturday, Jun 02, 2012, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


  • Dr. Julian Goldman, Mass General Hospital/Partners Healthcare,
  • Dr. Yadin David, Biomedical Engineering Consultants LLC,
  • Lori T. Harrison, RNC, MSN, Kaiser Permanente,
  • John G. Rhoads, Philips Healthcare,
  • Dr. Paul Schluter, GE Healthcare,
  • Dr. Purna Prasad, Stanford Medical Center,
  • Round Table Discussion


AAMI 2011 Conference

Clinical Engineering Symposium presented by ACCE

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Saturday, June 25, 2011, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / Central daylight time

Interoperability - The Path to Lower Cost and Higher Quality Interfaces

8:00 a.m. Call to order
Ilir Kullolli MS, ACCE Education Committee Chairman
(Clinical Systems Engineer, Kaiser Permanente)
8:05 a.m. Welcome message
Mario Castaneda, CBET, BS, MBA, ACCE President
8:15 a.m. Perspectives from hospitals' early efforts with medical device interoperability
James P. Keller, Jr. (VP, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI Institute)
8:55 a.m. Integration solutions, Case Study
R. Glen McQuien, (Manager, Clinical Engineering, Mayo Clinic Hospital)
9:30 a.m. Positive patient association in connectivity or
An update on medical device connectivity standards
John G. Rhoads, Ph.D., Co-chair, IHE Patient Care Device Technical Committee
Co-chair, Health Level Seven (HL7) Health Care Devices Work Group
10:05 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. Physiological monitor integration solutions, a case study
Ted Cohen, MS, CCE, (Manager, Clinical Engineering, UC Davis Health System)
10:50 a.m. Medical device replacement costs to meet Meaningful Use Criteria in 2011
Bridget Moorman, MS, CCE (President, BMoorman Consulting)
11:25 a.m. Medical devices - From standards to interoperability
Ken Fuchs, M.Eng, MBA; Co-chair IHE Patient Care Device Planning Committee
(Sr. Principal Architect, Mindray North America)
11:55 a.m. Final thoughts
Mario Castaneda, CBET, BS, MBA, ACCE President
12:00 p.m. Symposium concludes
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