Healthcare Technology Management Week

HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT WEEK

Madisonville Community College (MCC) joins healthcare technology professionals from across the country in observing Healthcare Technology Management Week, May 19–25, 2013. This annual celebration is sponsored by the Technology Management Council of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. These healthcare professionals are responsible for servicing, maintaining, and managing healthcare technologies for hospitals and other healthcare facilities, manufacturers, and third-party service organizations around the world. Skilled technicians help acquire, install, maintain, and train healthcare personnel on cutting-edge medical technology. They also support medical staff in the use of the technology.

MCC’s Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) program is the only public, non-profit program of its type in the state of Kentucky and only one of 74 across the nation. Classes are offered online and lab sessions are scheduled for only one day each week. The HTM program is designed for the serious adult learner who desires a rewarding and stable life-long career as a Healthcare Technology Management professional. The curriculum focuses on repairing, maintaining, and managing a wide variety of medical devices, equipment, and systems. The learner will gain a holistic perspective of the life-cycle duties and skills needed to assure that medical devices meet safety and performance expectations. The program also addresses both general and specialized medical technologies along with how these technologies are interfaced with health networks. IT related content will adequately prepare the student to meet the expectations of employers.

Mary Reynolds, a recent HTM graduate of Madisonville Community College now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, shared, “When the position I held in manufacturing for 25 years was outsourced, I was very distraught, I was already 43 years old and had no idea what employment opportunities were available to me. I considered several positions before deciding to further my education. I went to MCC and went over the areas of study they had available along with the number of students currently enrolled in each. I knew I didn't want to move into an area that was heavily saturated with potential competition. I was told about the HTM program, the classes were small but the curriculum seemed very difficult. I enrolled in the program and that was all it took for me to be "hooked". I loved the program and I loved the idea of being in healthcare without being in direct patient contact. It only took me four months to find a position and I have had that position for five years. The Healthcare Technology Management field is growing by leaps and bounds and it is a vital part of healthcare that most people don't even know exist. I love my job and I learn more every day!”

For more information about MCC’s Healthcare Technology Management program, visit Programs of Study under the Academics tab on MCC’s website at www.madisonville.kctcs.edu.