The Institute for Technology in Health Care

The ITHC approached AAMI to establish the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Foundation / Institute for Technology in Health Care Clinical Solutions Award was established in 2005.  This is an award that recognizes career achievement in the field of Clinical Engineering.  


The AAMI Foundation & Institute for Technology in Health Care’s Clinical Solution Award honors a healthcare technology professional or group that has applied innovative clinical engineering practices or principles to solve one or more significant clinical patient care problems or challenges facing a patient population, community or group.


AAMI celebrated is 50th Anniversary in 2017 and recognized Cesar A. Caceres, MD for his early work in establishing the field of Clinical Engineering.  AAMI News interviewed Dr. Caceres in November 2017.

2018 Award Recipient
Beebe Healthcare, which serves Sussex County in southern Delaware, and Renovo Solutions, which is based in Irvine, CA

 This year’s winner is a multidisciplinary team that is meeting the challenge of supporting and securing medical devices and systems from ever-growing cybersecurity threats while simultaneously meeting interoperability and clinical needs. The team, which consists of IT security experts, HTM professionals, and leadership staff from Beebe Healthcare and Renovo Solutions, has implemented a process that brings medical device security to the forefront of operational, capital, and strategic decisions. This partnership has been used as a model for other hospitals, helping HTM departments better prepare for and address future technology issues.

The team includes four members from Renovo Solutions: Joseph Happ, executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO); Gregory Scott, director of IT infrastructure and support; Bishal Basnyat, a clinical engineer; and Richard Toth, an area manager, as well as two members from Beebe Healthcare: Michael J Maksymow, vice president and CIO, and Glenn D. Stover, an IT security manager.

Past Recipients of The AAMI Foundation & ITHC Clinical Solution Award Winners


2017 –  Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics (REMEDI) Infusion Pump Collaborative Project Team, Purdue University

2016 – James Piepenbrink, Boston Medical Center, Prioritization of Medical Audible Alarms

2015 – Texas Children's Hospital Alarm Management Team
2014 – Robert D. Butterfield
2013 – Lancaster General Hospital and Hospira
2013 – Monitor Research Team, Children's National Medical Center
2011 – James P. Welch and George T. Blike, MD
2010 – Elliot B. Sloane, PhD, CCE, FHIMSS
2009 – Julian M. Goldman, MD
2006 – Thomas M. Judd, CCE
2005 – Antonio Hernandez