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Behind the scenes: HTM professionals keep ANMC up to date on health care tech

May 13, 2019




Health care technology management (HTM) professionals are vital members of any world-class health care delivery team. At the Alaska Native Medical Center, clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, and other highly skilled professionals use their expertise to ensure the safety, efficacy, and availability of life-saving health care technologies for our Alaska Native people, all while keeping health care costs down.

This year, Healthcare Technology Management Week is May 19-25. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation states: “This annual celebration is designed to promote the awareness of—and appreciation for—the critical work of biomedical equipment technicians, clinical engineers, and other members of the healthcare technology management field.”

Learn more about HTM and this blossoming career field:

What is HTM?
HTM is responsible for the life-cycle management of medical equipment systems at ANMC. In the hospital or clinic environment, this often includes fixing and conducting routine maintenance on medical technology. The medical equipment and systems of medical equipment include hardware, software and IT components. As technology changes and grows, more devices now connect with networks and electronic health records. 

ANMC’s HTM team, Biomedical Engineering, supports our Alaska Native people by:  

  • Advancing innovative medical technology and biomedical engineering, enabling providers to better diagnose and treat our Alaska Native people
  • Developing and supporting medical technology, which improves overall quality of life and helps save countless lives
  • Integrating medical technology with electronic medical records, telehealth services and mobile technologies, making it easier for our Alaska Native people to access care

HTM professionals needed
Interested in cutting-edge technology and the health and well-being of our Alaska Native people? Interested in the satisfaction of fixing or resolving technical issues? Then a career in HTM is the right fit for you! With the continuing need and expanding field of health care, there are opportunities to learn about health care technology of many different kinds of modalities big and small, from x-ray rooms to thermometers and the many in between.

A career in HTM can include:

  • Equipment planning, purchase, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and on-call technical support.
  • Clinical consultation on the safe and effective use of health care technologies.
  • Training clinical staff on proper use of health care technologies.
  • Proper maintenance of health care technologies by blending in-house expertise with efficient. management of multimillion-dollar service contracts.

Learn more about ANMC’s HTM team by contacting biomed@anthc.org or at (907) 729-2571.


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