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Management of Medical Technology: A Primer for Clinical Engineers introduces and examines the functions and activities of clinical engineering within the medical environment of the modern hospital. The book provides insight into the role that clinical engineers play in the management of medical technology. Topics covered include the history, job functions, and the professionalization of clinical engineering; safety in the clinical environment; management of hospital equipment; assessment and acquisition of medical technologies; preparation of a business plan for the clinical engineering department; and the moral and ethical issues that surround the delivery of health-care. Clinical engineers and biomedical engineers will find the book as a great reference material.
1. Clinical Engineering: Evolution of a Discipline
Evolution of the Modern Health-Care System
What is Clinical Engineering?
Hospital Organization and the Role of Clinical Engineering
Professional Status of Clinical Engineering
Certification for Clinical Engineers
Clinical Engineering Education
Future of Clinical Engineering
2. Safety in the Clinical Environment
3. Technology Management
Technology Management Program
Medical Equipment Management
Computerized Maintenance Management and Information Systems
4. Medical Technology: Assessment and Acquisition
Technology Assessment in Hospitals: An Example
Acquisition of New Equipment
5. Codes, Standards, and Regulations
Role of the United States Government
Voluntary Consensus Standards Organizations
Voluntary Accreditation Organizations
6. Facilities Management and Design
Case Study: Design of a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
7. Management and Supervision
Preparing a Business Plan
Organizing and Leading
A Case Study: The Biomedical Instrumentation Department at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
8. Development and Operation of a Clinical Engineering Department: A Practitioner's Perspective
Development of a Clinical Engineering Program: Initial Steps
Determination of Required Resources
9. Computer Systems of Interest to Clinical Engineers
Basic Computer Concepts
The Binary Number System
Memory Storage and Input/Output (I/O) Devices
Data Acquisition and Signal Processing
Data Base Systems
Computers in the Clinical Laboratory
Patient Data Base Acquisition, Multiphasic Testing and Development of the Patient Medical Record
Patient Monitoring Systems
Medical Imaging Technology
Diagnostic Support Systems: Expert Systems in Clinical Care
Clinical Engineering and Management—Information Systems
10. Moral and Ethical Issues in Clinical Engineering Practice
The Ethical Significance of Professionalism
Code of Ethics
The Nature of Moral Judgments
Defining Death: A Moral Dilemma Posed by Medical Technology
Regulation of Medical Device Innovation
Conclusion: Equitable Access to Medical Technologies
11. Clinical Engineering: International Comparisons and Future Directions
The First International Survey of Clinical Engineering Departments (1988)
Major Conclusions of the First Study
The Second Study (1991)
Main Changes occurring Over the Three-Year Period (1988-1991)
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
- 14th October 1992
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