ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has launched a new online platform to bring together its many resources for the communities of health technology, medical devices and sterilization. This platform, called the AAMI ARRAY, functions as a “one-stop shop” for accessing AAMI journal content, industry news and association updates, as well as standards, orientation and most recent books. AAMI ARRAY launched on Monday, July 18.
“An ‘array’ is defined as an impressive display of a particular type of thing, and we want AAMI ARRAY to be that impressive display for our health technology and medical device safety resources,” said Stephanie. Rizk, vice president of brand and technology. at IMAA. “AAMI ARRAY serves as the new backbone of our digital library of content and provides AAMI members and customers with access to the best resources we have to offer on one platform. You can find it all with just a click of AAMI ARRAY.
Specifically, AAMI ARRAY serves as a hub for:
- Standards, Technical Information Reports and Consensus Reports
- IMAA News items and features
- Books and specialized publications
- Scientific articles from BIT, AAMI Peer-Reviewed Journal of Health Technologies and Sterilization
- AAMI blog and multimedia content
According to Gavin Stern, IMAA Editor and Director of Publications, the development of the AAMI ARRAY was driven by the need to prepare the development and delivery of IMAA publications for the future. With more than 10,000 members and tens of thousands of weekly readers, AAMI sought a new way to effectively deliver the information that health technology professionals use to enrich their careers, the experience of their customers and the safety of their patients.
“Medical device manufacturers, health technology professionals and sterilization professionals consider AAMI an authoritative source of practical information, support and guidance. But, so far, access to these resources hasn’t always been intuitive,” Stern said. “We built AAMI ARRAY to provide the resources these people need to advance health technology security, whether through technology management healthcare, industrial sterilization, healthcare-focused AI, cybersecurity, etc.”
An ARRAY for you
Although having so much content available through ARRAY can seem overwhelming, it is designed to help deliver the right content for the right audience.
From the homepage, visitors can find a curated list of news about AAMI, the medical device and health technology industry, in-depth features, and personal stories from professionals. All of this content is neatly organized by key topics, including (but not limited to) sterilization, cybersecurity, HTM, health informatics, and AI/machine learning. With a single keyword search, users can explore almost anything IMAA has published on this topic, whether in a peer-reviewed journal, policy paper, news article, or blog. Each content type has its own set of filters so that visitors can easily target only the information they are looking for. And in news articles like this, readers can find a series of key topic links at the top of the page. Clicking on it will take visitors to a search results page full of stories on that topic as well.
By logging in, users can also access their personal profile in My ARRAY, which lists all the content they receive as part of their member benefits, the publications they have purchased, and their individual eSubscription content items and of business. Users can sign up to receive email alerts when new content is posted on important keywords, access saved searches and “favorite” content items for later reference, and share links to items content with their colleagues.
Visitors to the new platform will be able to find all the AAMI posts they regularly enjoy, as well as member-exclusive content and more. AAMI ARRAY visitors requiring assistance should contact [email protected].
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