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March 10, 2010 - Presentation to the Intermountain Clinical Instrumentation Society (ICIS) by Pat Lynch of Global Medical Imaging. …

March 10, 2010 - Presentation to the Intermountain Clinical Instrumentation Society (ICIS) by Pat Lynch of Global Medical Imaging.

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  • 1. Biomed AssociationsState of the Profession ICIS
    ICIS
    Ogden Weber College
    March 10, 2010
    Patrick Lynch, CBET, CCE
    Global Medical Imaging
    Charlotte, NC
    1
  • 2. Associations
    2
  • 3. Who am I?
    plynch@gmi3.com 704-941-0116
    3
    35 years (1975) BMET CBET CCE
    Manager - - - - Managed large hospital system in Atlanta
    Managed 130 BMETs and Engineers in 140 hospitals nationwide
    Former - - - - - Chair of BMET Bd of Examiners (CBET)
    Chair of Clin Eng Bd of Examiners (CCE)
    1st President of NCBA in 1980
    Current - - - - - Membership Secretary of NCBA
    Treasurer – FMESA
    Board – Alabama
    Advisory Committee – Ohio, Utah, Virginia
    Author, Presenter, Organizer
    General pain in the a_ _.
  • 4. 4
  • 5. National Associations
    5
  • 6. 6
    • Not-for profit
    • 7. Over 40 years old
    • 8. Pioneer of certification
    • 9. Writer of standards
    • 10. Most revenue comes from manufacturer members
    • 11. Most members are Biomeds
    • 12. Lots of money, lots of resources
  • Formed in 2002
    Originally anti-AAMI
    Funded by Masterplan
    Great idea, mission
    Lack of implementation, follow through
    702 members
    7
  • 13. American College of Clinical Engineering
    Runs the only Clinical Engineering certification program
    Moved annual meeting from AAMI to HIMSS
    Engaged in high-level, forward thinking activities
    8
  • 14. FMESA
    9
    Link: ....FMESAFMESA Vault2009Announcements, Ads, PromosFMESA promo.ppsx
  • 15. Local / Regional Associations
    10
  • 16. CMIA
    Serves California
    over 500 members
    8 regions
    Chapters control own meetings, frequency, locations, content
    Annual Statewide Meeting –
    Single Day (Saturday)
    Banquet on Saturday evening
    LA or San Diego - 125 attendees
    Good Web site with Chapter Pages
    11
  • 17. Serves NC
    over 500 Members
    no chapters, but holds statewide educational seminars based on need and location of interested persons
    Annual Statewide Meeting
    Fall (September – Dec)
    3 days plus Golf
    300 attendees
    32 years in operation
    12
  • 18. Annual Meeting
    in January
    in Indianapolis
    Membership directory booklet given at Annual Meeting
    One Day - Saturday
    Great turnout – 140 people
    13
  • 19. Starting up
    Based in Nashville
    Serves Middle Tennessee and So. Ky
    Incorporated Jan 15, 2010
    14
  • 20. FBS
    Serves Florida
    4 Chapters
    Chapters control own meetings, Location, frequency, content.
    Annual Meeting
    Orlando or Tampa
    October
    200 attendees at Disney
    15
  • 21. OCEA
    Serves Ohio
    4 Chapters
    Chapters control own meetings, Location, frequency, content.
    Great Board Communications
    Annual meeting (sporatic)
    Statewide Tour (4 cities in 4 days)
    16
  • 22. BMETSBaltimore Medical Equipment Technician Society
    Great logo
    Serves Baltimore metro area
    Excellent Newsletter
    Monthly meetings Sept thru April
    May meeting is a big social bash
    17
  • 23. Serves Wisconsin
    5 Regions
    Chapters control own meetings, Location, frequency, content.
    Annual Meeting - rotates between all regions annually
    Milwaukee
    LaCrosse
    Green Bay
    Madison
    18
  • 24. What they do
    Educate
    Network
    Promote
    19
  • 25. Problems
    lack of volunteers
    lack of attendees to events
    20
  • 26. Opportunities
    companies want to support local associations to have visibility to members.
    training is cheaper locally.
    much to be learned from others in the local area.
    21
  • 27. Work to be done
    22
  • 28. Startup andOngoing Work
    23
  • 29. Incorporation
    Registered Agent
    Address
    Incorporators
    Small Fee
    24
  • 30. IRS Status
    Does not need to be done for up to 2 years.
    25
  • 31. Bylaws
    2 major types
    Chapter – more complex
    State System - simpler
    26
  • 32. Board of Directors
    Elect up to 14 from at large members
    Serve 2 year terms
    Can be reelected once
    27
  • 33. Officers
    Elected from the Board
    Board elects officers each year
    Serve I year
    Ex-President is ex-officio
    28
  • 34. Web Site
    Recommend Wild Apricot
    Easy, cheap, no special skills needed
    Manages memberships, meetings
    29
  • 35. Newsletter / Communications
    Electronic newsletter
    Listserv or Facebook for members
    30
  • 36. Membership Perks
    Local Training
    Membership certificate
    Lapel Pin
    Educational discounts
    Automatically become a member whenever you attend an ICIS event
    State Listserv / local communications
    Access to other members
    31
  • 37. Ongoing
    Regular Membership Meetings
    Location
    Frequency
    Regular BOD Meetings
    Location
    Frequency
    Educational Seminars
    Location
    Frequency
    Topics
    32
  • 38. Ongoing (2)
    Annual Symposium
    Annual banquet to other networking event.
    revenue from vendors
    Educational presentation
    Fun Events
    Summer Picnic
    Family-oriented
    Culture
    good-ole-boys
    equality
    openness
    trust among members
    addressing tough topics directly
    33
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  • 40. 35
  • 41. 36
  • 42. The success of the Intermountain Clinical Instrumentation Society is in YOUR hands.
    How successful will you make it?
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    plynch@gmi3.com (704)941-0116