Clinical Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, covers modern clinical engineering topics, giving experienced professionals the necessary skills and knowledge for this fast-evolving field. Featuring insights from leading international experts, this book presents traditional practices, such as healthcare technology management, medical device service, and technology application. In addition, readers will find valuable information on the newest research and groundbreaking developments in clinical engineering, such as health technology assessment, disaster preparedness, decision support systems, mobile medicine, and prospects and guidelines on the future of clinical engineering.
As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an increasingly important role as translators between the medical, engineering and business professions. In addition, they influence procedures and policies at research facilities, universities, and in private and government agencies. This book explores their current and continuing reach and its importance.
- Presents a definitive, comprehensive, and up-to-date book on clinical engineering
- Written by worldwide experts with ties to IFMBE, IUPESM, Global CE Advisory Board, IEEE, ACCE, and more
- Includes coverage of new topics, such as Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Mobile Apps, IFMBE/Clinical Engineering Division projects, Success Stories in Clinical Engineering, and Human Factors Engineering
Section I Clinical Engineering I Section II Worldwide Clinical Engineering Practice Section III Health Technology Management Section IV Management Section VI Education and Training Section VIII Medical Devices: Utilization and Service Section IX Information Section X Engineering the Clinical Environment Section XI Medical Device Standards, Regulations, and the Law Section XII Professionalism and Ethics
Chairman of the Clinical Engineering Division Board at the IFMBE and Chairman of the Education and Training Committee at the IUPESM. Clinical Engineering consultant and advisor, Adjunct Professor in Clinical Engineering at the University of Florence (Italy), and member of IFMBE, EMBS, IEEE. Dr. Ernesto Iadanza received both his MSc degree (Electronics Engineering - biomedical curriculum) and his PhD degree (Telematics) at the University of Florence (Italy). He is the founder and coordinator of the Biomedical Committee - Association of Professional Engineers, Florence. He was awarded with the IBM Faculty Award in 2013.