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Management of Medical Technology

Management of Medical Technology Book
Author : Joseph D. Bronzino
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2014-06-28
ISBN : 148319390X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings Book
Author : Michael St.Pierre,Gesine Hofinger,Cornelius Buerschaper
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-11-08
ISBN : 3540710620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses all issues relevant to error prevention and safe practice in the acute and emergency health-care setting. It begins with the basic principles of human behavior and decision making and then partitions into three sections where the individual, the team, and the organizational influences within the health-care system are discussed in greater depth. Case reports and proven strategies help to ground psychological theory in daily practice. This book has emerged from a long-standing cooperation between clinicians and psychologists and blends the strengths of both professions into a readily accessible text.

Hospital Based Health Technology Assessment

Hospital Based Health Technology Assessment Book
Author : Laura Sampietro-Colom,Janet Martin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-01-23
ISBN : 3319392050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A timely work describing how localized hospital-based health technology assessment (HB-HTA) complements general, ‘arms-length’ HTA agency efforts, and what has been the collective global impact of HB-HTA across the globe. While HB-HTA has gained significant momentum over the past few years, expertise in the field, and information on the operation and organization of HB-HTA, has been scattered. This book serves to bring this information together to inform those who are currently working in the field of HTA at the hospital, regional, national or global level. In addition, this book is intended for decision-makers and policy-makers with a stake in determining the uptake and decommissioning of new and established technologies in the hospital setting. HTA has traditionally been performed at the National/Regional level by HTA Agencies, typically linked to governments. Yet hospitals are the main entry door for most health technologies (HTs). Hospital decision-makers must undertake multiple high stakes investment and disinvestment decisions annually for innovative HTs, usually without adequate information. Despite the existence of arms-length HTA Agencies, inadequate information is available to hospital decision-makers either because relevant HTA reports are not yet released at the time of entry of new technologies to the field, or because even when the report exists, the information contained is insufficient to clarify the contextualized informational needs of hospital decision makers. Therefore, there has recently been a rising trend toward hospital-based HTA units and programs. These units/programs complement the work of National/Regional HTA Agencies by providing the key and relevant evidence needed by hospital decision makers in their specific hospital context, and within required decision-making timelines. The emergence of HB-HTA is creating a comprehensive HTA ecosystem across health care levels, which creates better bridges for knowledge translation through relevance and timeliness.

Issues in Information Science Informatics 2013 Edition

Issues in Information Science   Informatics  2013 Edition Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
Release : 2013-05-01
ISBN : 1490109897
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Issues in Information Science—Informatics / 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Industrial Informatics. The editors have built Issues in Information Science—Informatics: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Industrial Informatics in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Information Science—Informatics: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Clinical Engineering

Clinical Engineering Book
Author : Yadin David,Wolf W. von Maltzahn,Michael R. Neuman,Joseph D. Bronzino
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2003-03-26
ISBN : 9780849318139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A volume in the Principles and Applications in Engineering series, Clinical Engineering focuses on managing the deployment of medical technology and integrating it appropriately with desired clinical practices. It provides a description of the wide range of responsibilities clinical engineers encounter, describes technology management and assessment in detail, and reviews the standards and regulatory agencies of interest. Then the book details various biomedical sensors, considering both biologic and electronic factors in sensor performance. Finally, the book covers bioinstrumentation, addressing traditional topics and recently developed instruments and devices such as pulse oximeters and home-care monitoring devices.

Health Informatics Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information

Health Informatics  Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information Book
Author : A.J. Maeder
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2012-07-11
ISBN : 1614990786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A more trusted environment for the management and use of health information would undoubtedly help to consolidate and accelerate the use of health informatics solutions as change mechanisms to drive the establishment and adoption of new models of care, as well as new technology-oriented healthcare processes. This book presents 35 papers from the Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012), held in Sydney, Australia, in July and August 2012. The theme of the conference is ‘Health Informatics - Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information’, and emphasises the importance of assuring the integrity and security of health data and communications. The papers range from deeply theoretical to intensely practical, and address many elements of contemporary health informatics research endeavours, as well as peripheral, but related topics. Australian research, developments and implementations are at the forefront of e-health, and are the focus of much international attention. The Federal Government has invested in the building of a National Broadband Network, lead implementation sites, telehealth delivery and personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR), launched 30 days before the conference. This book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, industry innovators and all those who share the desire to deliver better healthcare to all.

Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology

Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology Book
Author : Andre Kushniruk,Elizabeth Borycki
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-01-01
ISBN : 012803209X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology provides health information technology (HIT) professionals and clinical informatics professionals with information and approaches on how to prevent HIT safety issues from arising. In addition, the book helps individuals retrospectively analyze HIT related medical errors and develop an effective eHealth safety strategy that is specific to their organization (e.g,. vendor, regional health authority) and context (i.e., acute care, home care, long-term care, public health/community health setting). Notwithstanding the importance of the area, most books don’t focus on helping vendors, healthcare organizations, and managers in developing an effective strategy for HIT safety issues. The authors have noticed as educators that both undergraduate and graduate students, and those who are currently HIT professionals, are constantly in need of relevant texts, educational resources, and guides on how to create a successful strategy based on current research in the area. Offers a comprehensive introduction to the terminology and issues that are specific to safety and risk management involving HIT in healthcare Provides a full description of the risk management methods that can be used to prevent incidents involving HIT safety before, during, and after systems implementation Presents case studies of the application of HIT safety and risk management approaches that can be used in the design, development, customization, implementation, and maintenance of systems based on real-world examples published in academic and grey literature

Regulation of Medical Implants in the EU and UK

Regulation of Medical Implants in the EU and UK Book
Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Release : 2012-11
ISBN : 9780215049742
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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EU regulations on the safety of medical implants-such as metal-on-metal hip replacements-must be urgently tightened in response to evidence that manufacturers are seeking approval for devices in Member States with the least stringent regulatory regimes. Much greater transparency is needed about the approval process so patients and doctors can have full confidence in the implants they are using. Manufacturers and regulators must also publish more rigorous clinical data on the safety of new implants and be subject to greater scrutiny. The clinical data requirements for high-risk medical devices to be sold on the European Market are much less stringent than for new medicines. There appears to be reliance on equivalence-similarity to an existing implant-rather than clinical investigations of the implant being approved. The Committee calls for all clinical data used in the approval of a medical implant to be published without identifying patients or clinical trial participants. For products currently on the market, such data should be published immediately. There should also be a public record of every approach from a manufacturer to any notified body in the EU so that 'forum shopping' can be identified. UK regulatory body the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is criticised for its slow reaction to reports of problems with metal-on-metal hip replacements in Australia. The withdrawal of PIP breast implants also highlights the need for frequent and unannounced spot-checks of medical implant manufacturers to identify and prevent similar problems. The Committee is supportive of the proposed legislative changes from the European Commission to improve transparency

Medical Technology Into Healthcare and Society

Medical Technology Into Healthcare and Society Book
Author : Alex Faulkner
Publisher : Health, Technology and Society
Release : 2009-01-15
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing from the sociology of medicine and from science and technology studies, the book develops new concepts to understand the changing patterns of control and promotion of medical technology, and its meaning in society. to explore new meanings of medicalisation and place evidence-based medicine in its policy context."--BOOK JACKET.

Innovation in Medical Technology

Innovation in Medical Technology Book
Author : Margaret L. Eaton,Donald Kennedy
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2007-02-28
ISBN : 9780801885266
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thought-provoking study examines the ethical, legal, and social problems that arise with cutting-edge medical technology. Using as examples four powerful and largely unregulated technologies—off-label use of drugs, innovative surgery, assisted reproduction, and neuroimaging—Margaret L. Eaton and Donald Kennedy illustrate the difficult challenges faced by clinicians, researchers, and policy makers who seek to advance the frontiers of medicine safely and responsibly. Supported by medical history and case studies and drawing on reports from dozens of experts, the authors address important practical, ethical, and policy issues. They consider topics such as the responsible introduction of new medical products and services, the importance of patient consent, the extent of the duty to mitigate harm, and the responsibility to facilitate access to new medical therapies. This work's insights into the nature and consequences of medical innovation contribute to the national debate on how best to protect patients while fostering innovation and securing benefits.

Medical Equipment Management

Medical Equipment Management Book
Author : Keith Willson,Keith Ison,Slavik Tabakov
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-12-07
ISBN : 1420099590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Know What to Expect When Managing Medical Equipment and Healthcare Technology in Your Organization As medical technology in clinical care becomes more complex, clinical professionals and support staff must know how to keep patients safe and equipment working in the clinical environment. Accessible to all healthcare professionals and managers, Medical Equipment Management presents an integrated approach to managing medical equipment in healthcare organizations. The book explains the underlying principles and requirements and raises awareness of what needs to be done and what questions to ask. It also provides practical advice and refers readers to appropriate legislation and guidelines. Starting from the medical equipment lifecycle, the book takes a risk-based approach to improving the way in which medical devices are acquired and managed in a clinical context. Drawing on their extensive managerial and teaching experiences, the authors explain how organizational structures and policies are set up, how funding is allocated, how people and equipment are supported, and what to do when things go wrong.

Medical Device Accidents

Medical Device Accidents Book
Author : Leslie A. Geddes
Publisher : CRC PressI Llc
Release : 1998-08
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication explores accidents that occur through the use of medical devices, providing critical information for attorneys, expert witnesses, clinical engineers, nurses, physicians, manufacturers, & designers of new medical devices. Each chapter follows the same format: a presentation of basic principles of a device or procedure, followed by accidents that take place through misuse or malfunction. Discussions include: *Product liability *Medical technology *Identifying product defect, design defect, misuse, negligence *Statutory medical device reporting *Incident reporting *The increasing use of electronic controls (analog & digital) *Susceptibility of medical devices to electromagnetic interference (EMI) *Malfunctions within apnea monitors, ECG, EEG instruments, ventilators, drug-infusion pumps, pacemakers, automatic-implanted defibrillators, & other devices *Electrosurgical accidents *Anesthetic accidents *Intravascular catheters *Direct-current injuries *Pressure & chemical injury, including allergic responses *Skin & instrument disinfectants & stirilizants *Observations & tips for expert-witnessing Case studies & examples throughout the text illustrate & enliven the distinctive purpose of this singular resource.

An Analysis of Health Information Technology related Adverse Events

An Analysis of Health Information Technology related Adverse Events Book
Author : Victoria Pequegnat
Publisher :
Release : 2019
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Health information technology has been widely accepted as having the potential to decrease the prevalence of adverse events and improve workflows and communication between healthcare workers. However, the emergence of health technologies has introduced a new type of medical error. Technology-induced errors are a type of medical error that can result from the use of health information technology in all stages of the health information systems life cycle. The purpose of this study is to identify what types of technology-induced errors are present in the key health information technology vendors in the United States, determine if there are any similarities and differences in technology-induced errors present among the key health information technology vendors in the United States, and determine what methods are utilized, if any, by the key vendors of health information technologies to address and/or resolve reported technology-induced errors. This study found that the most commonly reported technology-induced errors are those related to unexpected system behaviours, either through their direct use or through the communication between systems. It was also found that there is a large difference in the number of adverse events being reported by the key health information technology vendors. Just three vendors represent 85% of the adverse events included in this study. Finally, this study found that there are vendors who are posting responses to reported technology-induced errors and these vendors are most commonly following up with software updates and notifications of safety incidents. This study highlights the importance of analyzing adverse event reports in order to understand the types of technology-induced errors that are present in health information technology.