KC Biomed Society

A professional society for BMETs in Kansas and Missouri

Healthcare Technology Management Association  of the Midwest

HTMA-MW Presents:

HTMA-MW Symposium: Sept 27th & 28th

HTMA-MW is holding a symposium & vendor exhibition at the Embassy Suites Kansas City/Olathe Hotel and Conference Center (Friday evening and Saturday).  Our exhibit space will feature a wide variety of Healthcare Technology vendors showing off their newest and greatest products and services.  This year we have Exhibit Hall hours on Friday 3:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-11:30am.

We are excited to announce that Herman A. Mckenzie with The Joint Commission will be our Keynote Speaker. 

We will also have an AEM Cost Containment Forum sponsored by PartsSource featuring Matt Baretich and Frank Painter.

We are also excited to announce Tom Mulligan with the Coffman Group will also speak.

We will also have a Panel Discussion with Dan DeMaria, Doug Dreps, and Scott Ostrand. 

Gift Prize Raffle, drinks & snacks provided both days. 

2019 Classes & Schedule:  (MUST sign up for sessions when you register)


Friday Sept 27th  8:00am to 3:00 pm.

Registration and Breakfast 7:00am - 8:00am 

We are excited to announce an all day AEM Program with Matt Baretich and Frank Painter. This event is sponsored by PartsSource.

3:00PM-5:00PM – Vendor Fair Open

5:00PM-7:00PM – Vendor Welcome Reception (drinks and horderves)

Saturday Sept 28 registration 7:30am - 8:00am

8:00AM-11:30PM - Vendor Fair Open with (Breakfast 8AM to 9AM)

9:00AM-10:00AM – Tom Mulligan Managing Director Coffman Group

Coffman Group


Tom Mulligan brings to the Coffman Group a record of uninterrupted success in sales and sales training. He is an award-winning performer at the fortune 500 level and has helped thousands of sales people and businesses achieve their goals.

Tom’s background in sales, training, media, management and leadership has taught him the problems business owners and sale people face in today’s market. After years of working with more traditional sales models he has come to understand that with changing times, we need changing techniques without jumping on the latest fads or tricks. With Sandler he has found both a proven system.

Known for his unrelenting enthusiasm and energy Tom is highly sought after to coach organizations looking for immediate improvement.  He not only takes pride in the results his clients receive, but responsibility. 

You can expect not just an immediate impact, but steady growth over time with market leading techniques employed by some of the nations leading businesses and organizations. 

11:30AM-12:00PM – Lunch


12:00PM-1:00PM – Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP

Acting Director, Department of Engineering -The Joint Commission  (Keynote Speaker) 


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

Mr. McKenzie has more than 25 years of health care experience having held managerial and director level roles in clinical engineering, plant operations and facilities services throughout the Chicagoland area. He was part of the team that opened the first new hospital in Illinois in over 25 years.

Mr. McKenzie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Governors State University. He also is a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP).


1:15PM-2:15PM - Panel Discussion with Dan DeMaria, Doug Dreps, and Scott Ostrand 

Doug Dreps -

Doug Dreps has been in Healthcare Technology Management field for 33 years.  He currently is the HTM Eastern Regional Director for Mercy Health, where he has worked the last 12 years.  Doug is also the President of the Gateway Biomedical Society and a member of the AAMI Healthcare Leadership Committee. 

Doug has an associates of applied science in electrical engineering majoring in biomedical equipment technology, an BBA in finance and an MBA in international business.

Doug was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Galveston Island Texas where he raced his sailboat for many years, before moving to St Louis.

Scott Ostrand -

Scott Ostrand started his career in HTM in 1982. Currently Scott is a Regional Director for CHI Health – Nebraska and is the President of the Heartland Biomedical Association based in Omaha and surrounding communities.

He has been employed in-house, with ISO’s and OEM’s in his career. Scott has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Scott has a life-long love/hate relationship with golf and has been known to rearrange work to accommodate his golf schedule.

Dan DeMaria-

Dan DeMaria has been in the Healthcare Technology Management field for 36 years. He is currently the Director of HTM at Saint Luke’s Health System. He has worked in-house, ISO, and OEM.

Dan is the President of Healthcare Technology Association of the Midwest. He also serves as the Chair of AAMI Healthcare Technology Leadership Committee.

Dan has an Associates in Computer Studies, a BS in Biomedical Equipment Technology, and an MBA in IT Management.

While passionate about the field of HTM, Dan also enjoys the excitement of playing Hockey and Motorcycle Road Racing.






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