Healthcare Technology Management – A Systematic Approach

Author: Francis Hegarty,John Amoore,Paul Blackett,Justin McCarthy,Richard Scott

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315354500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 543

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Healthcare Technology Management: A Systematic Approach offers a comprehensive description of a method for providing safe and cost effective healthcare technology management (HTM). The approach is directed to enhancing the value (benefit in relation to cost) of the medical equipment assets of healthcare organizations to best support patients, clinicians and other care providers, as well as financial stakeholders. The authors propose a management model based on interlinked strategic and operational quality cycles which, when fully realized, delivers a comprehensive and transparent methodology for implementing a HTM programme throughout a healthcare organization. The approach proposes that HTM extends beyond managing the technology in isolation to include advancing patient care through supporting the application of the technology. The book shows how to cost effectively manage medical equipment through its full life cycle, from acquisition through operational use to disposal, and to advance care, adding value to the medical equipment assets for the benefit of patients and stakeholders. This book will be of interest to practicing clinical engineers and to students and lecturers, and includes self-directed learning questions and case studies. Clinicians, Chief Executive Officers, Directors of Finance and other hospital managers with responsibility for the governance of medical equipment will also find this book of interest and value. For more information about the book, please visit: www.htmbook.com
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Clinical Engineering

A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers

Author: Azzam Taktak,Paul Ganney,David Long,Richard Axell

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0081026951

Category: Computers

Page: 552

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Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers, Second Edition, helps professionals and students in clinical engineering successfully deploy medical technologies. The book provides a broad reference to the core elements of the subject, drawing from a range of experienced authors. In addition to engineering skills, clinical engineers must be able to work with both patients and a range of professional staff, including technicians, clinicians and equipment manufacturers. This book will not only help users keep up-to-date on the fast-moving scientific and medical research in the field, but also help them develop laboratory, design, workshop and management skills. The updated edition features the latest fundamentals of medical technology integration, patient safety, risk assessment and assistive technology. Provides engineers in core medical disciplines and related fields with the skills and knowledge to successfully collaborate on the development of medical devices, via approved procedures and standards Covers US and EU standards (FDA and MDD, respectively, plus related ISO requirements) Includes information that is backed up with real-life clinical examples, case studies, and separate tutorials for training and class use Completely updated to include new standards and regulations, as well as new case studies and illustrations
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Medical Technology Management Practice

Author: Anthony Y. K. Chan

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398074143

Category: Medical

Page: 161

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Such readers may include but are not limited to health administrators, technology planners, biomedical engineers and technologists, and supervisors and managers of technology-intensive departments."--BOOK JACKET.
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Staged Diabetes Management

A Systematic Approach

Author: Roger Mazze,Ellie S. Strock,Gregg D. Simonson,Richard M. Bergenstal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470061715

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Using evidence-based medicine, this title addresses the prominent issues of primary care diabetes management. It provides practical solutions to the detection and treatment of diabetes, its complications and such new areas as metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and diabetes in children. The text reviews the fundamental basis of diabetes management and then addresses treatment of each type of diabetes and the major micro- and macrovascular complications. This Revised Second Edition uniquely focuses on advanced technologies and advanced therapeutics. Key changes include: Integration of incretin hormones in the basic pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes; Incretin mimetics and potentiators; Revised clinical decision paths with new medications and advanced insulin algorithms; New section on continuous glucose monitoring. Staged Diabetes Management: A Systematic Approach, Second Edition, Revised presents a clear set of clinical algorithms consistent with the EASD/ADA recommended algorithms. It provides a means of applying the principles using a proven methodology and one that has been applied internationally. Based on the highly successful diabetes programmes for primary care developed by the world-renowned International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, USA Features Decision Paths and Practice Guidelines to facilitate clinical decision making Clearly written and illustrated: each chapter may be read alone but complements the others to give a broad view of diabetes care This title is an invaluable guide for healthcare professionals, particularly primary care physicians, diabetes specialist nurses, and for all those with an interest in diabetes. It is also useful for all Diabetes educators and medical students.
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Management of Medical Technology

A Primer for Clinical Engineers

Author: Joseph D. Bronzino

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 148319390X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

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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.
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Healthcare Service Management

A Data-Driven Systems Approach

Author: Li Tao,Jiming Liu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030153851

Category: Computers

Page: 168

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Healthcare service systems are of profound importance in promoting the public health and wellness of people. This book introduces a data-driven complex systems modeling approach (D2CSM) to systematically understand and improve the essence of healthcare service systems. In particular, this data-driven approach provides new perspectives on health service performance by unveiling the causes for service disparity, such as spatio-temporal variations in wait times across different hospitals. The approach integrates four methods -- Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)-based analysis; integrated projection; service management strategy design and evaluation; and behavior-based autonomy-oriented modeling -- to address respective challenges encountered in performing data analytics and modeling studies on healthcare services. The thrust and uniqueness of this approach lies in the following aspects: Ability to explore underlying complex relationships between observed or latent impact factors and service performance. Ability to predict the changes and demonstrate the corresponding dynamics of service utilization and service performance. Ability to strategically manage service resources with the adaptation of unpredictable patient arrivals. Ability to figure out the working mechanisms that account for certain spatio-temporal patterns of service utilization and performance. To show the practical effectiveness of the proposed systematic approach, this book provides a series of pilot studies within the context of cardiac care in Ontario, Canada. The exemplified studies have unveiled some novel findings, e.g., (1) service accessibility and education may relieve the pressure of population size on service utilization; (2) functionally coupled units may have a certain cross-unit wait-time relationship potentially because of a delay cascade phenomena; (3) strategically allocating time blocks in operating rooms (ORs) based on a feedback mechanism may benefit OR utilization; (4) patients’ and hospitals’ autonomous behavior, and their interactions via wait times may bear the responsible for the emergence of spatio-temporal patterns observed in the real-world cardiac care system. Furthermore, this book presents an intelligent healthcare decision support (iHDS) system, an integrated architecture for implementing the data-driven complex systems modeling approach to developing, analyzing, investigating, supporting and advising healthcare related decisions. In summary, this book provides a data-driven systematic approach for addressing practical decision-support problems confronted in healthcare service management. This approach will provide policy makers, researchers, and practitioners with a practically useful way for examining service utilization and service performance in various ``what-if" scenarios, inspiring the design of effectiveness resource-allocation strategies, and deepening the understanding of the nature of complex healthcare service systems.
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Clinical Engineering Handbook

Author: Joseph F. Dyro

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012226570X

Category: Medical

Page: 674

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Author Joseph Dyro has been awarded the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award which recognizes individual excellence and achievement in the clinical engineering and biomedical engineering fields. He has also been awarded the American College of Clinical Engineering 2005 Tom O'Dea Advocacy Award. As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an evermore important role as the translator between the worlds of the medical, engineering, and business professionals. They influence procedure and policy at research facilities, universities and private and government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. Clinical Engineers were key players in calming the hysteria over electrical safety in the 1970's and Y2K at the turn of the century and continue to work for medical safety. This title brings together all the important aspects of Clinical Engineering. It provides the reader with prospects for the future of clinical engineering as well as guidelines and standards for best practice around the world. * Clinical Engineers are the safety and quality faciltators in all medical facilities.
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Managing Medical Technological Innovations: Exploring Multiple Perspectives

Author: Daim Tugrul U,Brem Alexander

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9811204705

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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This book addresses the issue of modern medical innovations management through an inductive approach by looking into cases before putting forward solutions in terms of strategies and tools. It provides a model for the designing and implementation of effective healthcare technology management (HTM) systems in hospitals and healthcare provider settings, as well as promotes a new method of analysis of hospital organization for decision-making regarding technology to show how systematic management using a strategy that balances bottom-up and top-down driven innovations, can deliver better medical technological advances.Managing Medical Technological Innovations is organized in three parts. Part 1 covers innovation strategies, laying the groundwork and concepts in design thinking. Part 2 follows by presenting the tools available for implementation. And finally, Part 3 uses the case studies of pharmaceutical firms in China and hospital medical record management in Holland to illustrate how these ideas and methodologies have been applied.This book is suitable for healthcare administrators, management, and IT personnel involved in the planning, expansion and maintaining of healthcare technology management and organisation seeking a reference with most recent approaches and cases from an international context; researchers seeking new approaches to apply to emerging medical technologies in different regions; and graduate students who are either doing their research or taking introductory as well as advanced courses in engineering and technology management in different parts of the world.
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Reliability Technology, Human Error, and Quality in Health Care

Author: B.S. Dhillon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420065596

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 6356

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The effective and interrelated functioning of system reliability technology, human factors, and quality play an important role in the appropriate, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of health care. Simply put, it can save you time, money, and more importantly, lives. Over the years a large number of journal and conference proceedings articles on these topics have been published, but there are only a small number of books written on each individual topic, and virtually none that brings the pieces together into a unified whole.
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