Keynote Speaker

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Danielle McGeary

AAMI

Vice President,

Healthcare Technology Management

Danielle McGeary is AAMI’s first Vice President of HTM. Her primary role at AAMI is spreading awareness about the HTM field and how essential HTM professionals are to the safe and effective delivery of patient care in healthcare. McGeary holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. She is a certified Project Manager and Healthcare Technology Manager. McGeary has worked as a Clinical Engineering District Manager for Aramark Healthcare Technologies, Director of Clinical Engineering for the VA Boston/Bedford Healthcare Systems and as an Equipment Planner and Clinical Engineer for Hartford Healthcare.

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Herman McKenzie, MBA, CHSP

The Joint Commission  Director, Physical Environment Department
Standards Interpretation Group

Herman McKenzie is currently a Director in the Standards Interpretation Group at The Joint Commission. In this role, he manages all activities associated with the daily operations of the Physical Environment Department, provides standards interpretation and education to Joint Commission Surveyors and accredited organizations, reviews equivalency requests and survey reports, conducts surveys and Intracycle Monitoring conference calls, serves as faculty for educational programs, and is a speaker for national, regional, state, and local audiences.

Mr. McKenzie has over 30 years of health care experience having held managerial and director-level roles in Clinical Engineering, Plant Operations and Facilities Services throughout the Chicagoland area. Previously, he was a part of the team that opened the first new hospital in Illinois in over 25 years.

Mr. McKenzie is a certified healthcare safety professional (CHSP), and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI) serving as president from 2013 - 2014. Mr. McKenzie has also been selected as Board Director for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Mr. McKenzie earned his Master of Business Administration from Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Mr. McKenzie is a Certified Yellow Belt. With this designation, he supports The Joint Commission’s activities associated with establishing and sustaining a Robust Process Improvement® (RPI®) culture. As a Certified Yellow Belt, he is trained in the foundational concepts and tools of problem solving and makes improvements to better meet customer expectations and organization objectives.

Closing Speaker

Wednesday, September 14th

8:00-9:00

  • Registration

  • Gary Hoffman, Pronk "How to Use the Latest Technology to Speed Through Your PMs with Greater Accuracy and Simplicity"

  • Eric Aring, Mayo Clinic "Virtual Care-HTMs Role in Video Telemedicine"

9:00-10:00

10:15-11:15

  • Dr. Larry Fennigkoh, MSOE "The Scientific Realities and Irrelevance  of Medical Device Leakage Currents"

11:30-1:30

  • Lunch & Keynote Speaker

       Danielle McGeary, AAMI

1:45-2:45

  • Gabby Lapnow, Medasource "The Silver Tsunami"

  • Nic Wellner, GE

      Cyber Track

3:00-4:00

  • Matt Dummert, Froedtert & Medical College-Wi

Thursday, September 15th

8:00-9:00

  • Registration

9:00-10:00

  • Peter Saul, Butterfly "What's New in POC Ultrasound"

  • Eric Fabitz, Steris IMS

10:15-12:45

  • Vendor Show, Award Announcements & Lunch

1:00-2:00

  • Tom Wolfe, Medigate "Medical Device Security Q & A Panel with Medigate"

  • Brian Colburn, Stryker

2:15-3:15

  • Herman McKenzie, The Joint Commission Q & A

3:15-3:30

  • WBA Board Closing Comments & AAMI 2023 eXchange package giveaway