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.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Clinical Engineering in the Healthcare System
Chapter 2 Taking a Systems Engineering Approach
Chapter 3 Key Standards, Regulations and Guidelines
Chapter 4 Life cycle management of medical equipment
Chapter 5 The Healthcare Technology Management System - Strategic
Chapter 6 Developing Equipment Support Plans in the context of the HTM Programme
Chapter 7 The Extended Role of Clinical Engineers – Advancing Healthcare
Chapter 8 The Clinical Engineering Department – Achieving the Vision
Chapter 9 Medical Device Governance
Chapter 10 Health Technology Management (HTM) adding value