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“To promote the Healthcare Technology Management Profession to the public and to the entire healthcare industry as well as provide opportunities for professional development and growth to help our members to stay current in this ever expanding technological field.”

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Board Nominations

The way the Bylaws of the HTMA-OH operate with respect to election of Leadership is this:

The membership elects a Board of Directors, which is up to 12 people.  These Board members have staggered terms - 1/2 have 1-year terms, and 1/2 have 2-year terms.  It is from this Board that the Officers of the Association are elected.  The Board (not the members) select who from the Board, will be the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer for the next year.

This method of selecting leadership has several benefits.

1. It provides a large pool of people to run the organization than just a 4-member slate of officers.

2. It provides a means where a person who is inexperienced with holding office or running an organization can gain some experience and help out, without being required to hold one of the Officer positions. This is often intimidating to some people.

3. The losing candidates for each office, in a traditional election, has no role in the organization.  In this scheme, no one is excluded.

4.  Be self-selecting the Officers from the Board, it is possible to select a group of officers that can work well together, rather than risk having 2 Officers elected that each may be good, but who cannot work well together.


Please consider nominating someone that you know or even yourself.  The workload will be much less than in a traditional 4-officer organization.  We will honor your desire to contribute as much or as little time as you feel that you are able.

Please submit your nomination BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2016 

to any of the names listed on LEADERSHIP page.

Thank you,


The Acting Board




The Top 10 Reasons To Belong To A

Professional Association

Whether you are interested in strengthening your network, furthering your career, or maybe just in need of a few more friends, professional associations can be a worthwhile option for you. In addition to providing information about your chosen field, these organizations can enhance your personal and professional development and provide endless professional networking opportunities.

Consider The Following:

1. Broaden Your Knowledge: Professional organizations sometimes offer courses, seminars, and/or lectures to keep themselves and their members up to date on the latest industry innovations, research, and trends. Staying informed on your industry’s trends will only help you in the long run and will put you one step ahead of the competition.

2. Take Charge Of Your Career: Take advantage of career resources. Associations often have job listings online or in print available only to their members. This is a great way to find targeted job postings for your area of interest.

3. Build A Better Resume: Many organizations have career resources available such as tips on effective resumes or cover letter writing. Listing your association membership on your resume is impressive to current or future employers as it shows that you are dedicated to staying connected in your profession.

4. Enhance Your Network: We all know that networking is key for the movers and shakers of the community. Making connections is critical, and joining associations give countless opportunities to connect on a local and sometimes even global level. For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals.

5. Be a Leader: Professional associations give you an opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, and this is important not only for your personal growth, but for your career growth in your job.

6. Become A Mentor: Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in forums, training calls and webinars, or any discussion groups sponsored by an association is also a great way to grow your network. This allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends who have the same interests as you.

7. Make A New Friend: Once we graduate from school, we all know how hard it is to get out and meet new people and make a new friend. You can use professional networking groups as an opportunity to escape the norm and meet new people that may give you a reason to come out of your shell a bit more and have more fun in life.

8. Give Back To The Community: There are plenty of organizations that coordinate socially conscious initiatives to support community efforts. Whether it is a nearby animal shelter or a food drive for a local charity, there are sure to be plenty of options for you to choose for if you are looking to give back. You may also find it rewarding to give to your professional field. What do you have to give?

9. Strength in Numbers: We live in a day and age where establishing a presence in any given career field often demands working long hours in the office and bringing work home when the doors close. At the end of the day, you may have ideas for cultivating partnerships, yet not feel up to shouldering all the responsibility to organize them. In a community organization, you have access to an established support system of experienced people who are motivated to get things done. The battle is half-won.

10. Stay Inspired and Stay Motivated: Learn to love what you do! You may not even know that you love something, but it’s important to be proactive about things you discover on the journey.


Your Professional Association Needs YOU

New Individuals are invited to join the

Healthcare Technology Management Association of Ohio

and discover the New Possibilities that are available for you today.

Current Members are invited to participate in association activities.


Help Wanted:

Positions are now available in the HTMA of Ohio for all interested professionals. We need your help to develop our association to be strong in Ohio and in the nation. You are urged to volunteer now. Answer the ad on our HTMA of Ohio Job Board or send us an email as soon as possible and we look forward to hearing from you.

htma.oh@gmail.com


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Why Should I Join HTMA Of Ohio?


So you have heard about HTMA of Ohio from emails or from a co-worker and you are probably thinking it is not for me or why should I join or participate in HTMA of Ohio?  Maybe you are right… here are some thoughts to consider on why you shouldn’t join.  You could be a newbie in the profession and feel that you know everything there is to know about biomed, clinical engineering, and healthcare technology management.  You could think that asking questions and interacting with other professionals in your field is a waste of your valuable time.  Maybe you don’t believe that you’ll ever have any good ideas worth sharing with your colleagues and you think that HTMA of Ohio can’t give you an audience of peers willing to listen and help you improve your career.  It could be that you are not interested in meeting the people who not only know this profession’s history but have also lived it and made it possible, with their generous contributions of time and talent, for you to even have the job you now enjoy currently.  It could be that you are a seasoned active professional.  You might be thinking that you already have all the friends you will ever need, aka “Best Friend at Work”, and meeting new colleagues is a waste of your time.  It could be that you don’t want anyone to know who you are and/or what you do.  Why do they need to know?  I mean you already have a job that will last you for the rest of your life and you can see no value in colleagues regarding you as a capable professional.  You don’t care about what your peers think about you.  Why would you want to know about a possible great opportunity that might be somewhere else?  Maybe you have seen it all.  There is nothing new out there that you would like to learn from friendly and stimulating interactions with other professionals that have different backgrounds and experiences.  Maybe you are close to retirement or have been retired from the profession for some time.  The world is not going as you have planned it and that makes you grumpy.  Just about any reason is a good reason for not joining or renewing your membership.  You feel that everything you did and accomplished was done without help from anyone.  Why should you waste your time trying to mentor the young “whippersnappers” of this day and age when there was no one who helped you out?  They’ll probably just annoy you to death with their curiosity and willingness to explore new concepts.  The world should have stayed how you left it 10 years ago! It was working then and should be good enough now!!!  So, in conclusion… If the above statements sound like how you feel, whatever stage of your career you are in, then by all means please DON’T join…but if the opposite is true then please do go to the HTMA of Ohio website and join.  We promise we will not tell anyone you did!

 

Healthcare Technology Management Association of Ohio

http://www.htma-oh.org/


This article was adapted from an original that was written

and published in the Fall 2010 ICIS Newsletter.

 

ICIS Intermountain Clinical Instrumentation Society

http://www.icis-biomed.org/

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You Can’t Just be a Nine-to-Fiver Anymore

Wondering why you need to be a part of a professional organization like OCEA? Here is an article that might help answer some of your questions.

Tim Keenan, CBET, manager of the biomedical engineering department at Denver’s St. Anthony Central Hospital took over as president of the Colorado Association of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (CABMET) in the early 1990s, and since that time has helped revitalize the organization.  In this article he discusses the need for biomeds to find ways to become active, engaged participants in their profession beyond the “nine-to-five” world.

Consider the days of simply punching the clock and collecting your paycheck over.  In today’s healthcare environment, as a BMET or other healthcare technology manager, you need to do more.  If your employer doesn’t feel that you are providing real value as an employee, they could outsource your job or find other ways to get your work done.  Chances are, you can do a lot more than you realize.  

To read the complete article please Click Here

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