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Introduction to Clinical Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128181034

Introduction to Clinical Engineering

1st Edition

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Authors: Samantha Jacques Barbara Christe
Paperback ISBN: 9780128181034
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th June 2020
Page Count: 188
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Introduction to Clinical Engineering focuses on the engineering practice applied within the healthcare delivery system, often defined as clinical engineering. Readers will explore the fundamental concepts integral to the support of healthcare technology to advance patient care. Clinical engineers have as their primary mission the availability of appropriate medical devices, utilized by trained clinicians, to promote safe and effective medical care. This unique and interdisciplinary field is part of the healthcare team and serves as the connection between engineering and medicine.

This book is aimed at practitioners, managers, students and educators, offering a broad perspective on the applications of engineering principles, such as lifecycle planning, systems thinking, risk analysis and human factors in healthcare. This book will be an invaluable tool for the healthcare technology management workforce who are involved in the field of medicine and those who want to support safe and effective patient care.

Key Features

  • Offers readers an in-depth look into the support and implementation of existing medical technology used for patient care in a clinical setting
  • Provides basic insights into the clinical engineering profession, focusing on engineering principles as applied to the US healthcare system
  • Explores healthcare technology basics, hospital and systems safety, information technology and interoperability with medical devices, clinical facilities management, and human resource management in an HTM team


Professionals in clinical engineering, biomedical engineering, and healthcare technology management; graduate and upper-division undergraduate students in biomedical engineering courses

Table of Contents

1. The Profession
2. Healthcare Technology Basics
3. Healthcare Technology Management
4. Safety and Systems Safety
5. Information Technology
6. Facilities Management
7. Human resource management


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About the Authors

Samantha Jacques

Samantha Jacques, PhD, FACHE, McLaren Health Care, Mount Blanc, MI. Dr. Jacques is the Vice President of Clinical Engineering at McLaren. She manages Services throughout the McLaren system including 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the AAMI Standards Committee. Prior to McLaren, she was Director of Clinical Engineering at Penn State Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

McLaren Health Care, Mount Blanc, MI, USA

Barbara Christe

Barbara Christe is Dean of the School of Engineering Technology at Farmingdale State College, a State University of New York (SUNY) campus. She is responsible for one graduate program and six academic departments. Dr Christe is a Commissioner in the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. Prior to SUNY, she was Program Director of Healthcare Engineering Technology Management and Associate Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, School of Engineering Technology, Farmingdale State College, SUNY, Farmingdale, NY, USA

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