Call for Papers: Exploring Technology and Home Health Care

by Published On: Aug 07, 2012

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is seeking articles for an upcoming publication that will explore the special challenges involved in designing, maintaining and managing technology devices used in home health care.

Article abstracts are due Sept. 4, 2012. Full papers must be submitted by Oct. 15, 2012.

Articles accepted for publication will appear in the Spring 2013 issue of Horizons, a twice-yearly AAMI publication that provides in-depth, practical articles on specific topics of interest to the medical technology community.

Potential Article Topics

AAMI is looking for articles that explore a wide variety of topics related to home health care. The Horizons issue will focus primarily on the impact that the explosive growth of home health care has had on medical devices that “are being increasingly used away from controlled, acute-care environments.”

According to AAMI’s Call for Papers, technology-related article topics might include:

  • Design and usability of home health care devices.
  • Case studies of device use and maintenance at home.
  • Home use of medical devices, and how it extends beyond geriatric care.
  • New technologies and new uses of old technologies.
  • Patient labeling and good instructions for use.
  • Human factors, user performance and unique user characteristics. 
  • Wireless issues for home care medical devices.
  • Electromagnetic interference/shielding.
  • Surveillance of marketed products, including reporting, tracking and post-market studies. 
  • Interoperability.
  • How standards are influencing home use.
  • Training and certification of users in the home.
  • How the Affordable Care Act affects home use of medical devices.

In addition, AAMI will accept articles on other home health care topics, including

  • Factors behind the growth of home health care.
  • Unique characteristics of the home health care environment. 
  • Caregiver perspectives on home health care. 
  • Clinician perspectives on home health care. 

About AAMI

Founded in 1967, AAMI supports the health care community in the development, management and use of safe and effective medical technology.


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