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Biomed Associations State of the Profession

Biomed Associations
State of the Profession

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Biomed Associations State of the Profession

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