ARLINGTON, VA., July 28, 2020 /AAMI/ — Over the last two years, the Association for the Advancement of Medical instrumentation (AAMI) has been transforming and modernizing to better serve members and stakeholders. Now, the organization is announcing a new strategic partnership, one aimed at delivering revolutionary online training.
“We’ve invested heavily in upgrading our education offerings—overhauling core components of our curriculum, investing in new courses and certifications, and launching our state-of-the-art AAMI Center for Excellence to support classroom-based and live-streamed training,” noted Rob Jensen, president and CEO of AAMI. “Now, we’re turning our attention to transforming the delivery of online education. To that end, we are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Amplifire, the leader in leveraging cognitive science to radically improve training outcomes.”
“This isn’t just about using online learning to drive down the cost curve or facilitate distribution,” said Robert Burroughs, senior vice president of education at AAMI. “It’s about leveraging science to do something we couldn’t even imagine doing 20 years ago – in the classroom or online.”
The platform was developed by neuroscientists and cognitive experts from Harvard and six leading academic institutions. Amplifire’s strategy of using memory “triggers” to promote rapid learning and long-term retention will now be harnessed for crucial industry training.
“This is a game-changer for medical device manufacturers, and can be used for compliance education with QA and RA staff, and with educating customers on how to safely and effectively use medical devices,” said Dr. Bradley Schoener, AAMI vice president of innovation.
“Even better, Amplifire has made the invisible visible,” added Burroughs. “It’s now possible to get an accurate snapshot of your workforce’s competency before and after training. I’ve been focused on organizational effectiveness for 20 years and this is the first time I’ve felt we have the power to really do something radically different and better than we could before the advent of online learning.”