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Spotlight on Kim Rowland at MD Expo: A Veteran's Insight into the Evolution of the HTM Inudstry

Updated: May 1

At the recent MD Expo, the HTM On The Line Podcast had the opportunity to reconnect with Kim Rowland, a seasoned professional in the Healthcare Technology Management industry and a dedicated advocate for women in leadership. Our conversation offered a deep look into the changes she has witnessed over her two decades in the field and her views on the future of the industry.

 A Reunion of Innovation and Experience


Kim Rowland, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the HTM industry.

Kim described the MD Expo as a "family reunion," a sentiment that captures the essence of these gatherings—reconnecting with long-time colleagues and forging new relationships. The expo not only serves as a networking hub but also as a platform for seasoned professionals like Kim to share insights and foster growth among newcomers.


Bridging Divisions in Biomed and Imaging


One of the significant shifts Kim has observed is the blurring of lines between different specialties within the HTM Industry. What once seemed like distinct areas—biomed and imaging, for example—have begun to merge, facilitating a more integrated and collaborative approach. This evolution reflects broader trends in healthcare, where interdisciplinary collaboration is increasingly crucial for innovation.


Coopetition and Patient Care


Kim also touched on the concept of "coopetition," where companies that might be competitors collaborate to enhance service and product offerings. This practice is particularly beneficial in healthcare, where the ultimate goal is to ensure the best patient outcomes. By sharing resources and expertise, companies can improve the quality and availability of biomedical equipment, directly impacting patient care efficiency and effectiveness.


The vibrant Women in Leadership group, captured in a spirited photo at the MD Expo in Las Vegas, NV!

Women in Leadership: Changing the Narrative


A passionate advocate for women in leadership within the biomed industry, Kim discussed the strides made towards gender equality and the challenges that remain. Her focus is not just on promoting women but on fostering an inclusive environment that values skills and contributions regardless of gender. The vision for women in leadership involves creating spaces where diverse voices can lead, inspire, and enact change, ensuring that the industry evolves with integrity and inclusivity at its core.


Empowering the Next Generation


As we concluded our conversation, Kim emphasized the importance of outreach and mentorship. By participating in initiatives like women in leadership, seasoned professionals can guide and empower the next generation of biomeds, ensuring that the field continues to grow in expertise and diversity. Kim's commitment to expanding the reach of these initiatives underscores her dedication not just to the biomed industry but to the professional growth of its community members.


Looking Forward


Kim's insights at the MD Expo highlight not only the technological advancements in the HTM industry but also the cultural shifts towards more inclusive and collaborative practices. As the industry continues to evolve, the contributions of professionals like Kim Rowland will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping its future.

To listen to Kim's live interview on HTM On The Line Podcast at MDExpo Vegas, click here and skip to the 40:50 minute mark.

This podcast is sponsored by The College  of  Biomedical Equipment Technology. You can find out more information about this outstanding institution at CBET.EDU. 

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