Clinical Engineering (CE) Departments are in charge of healthcare technology management in healthcare facilities. The workload is proportional to the number of activities, the number and complexity of biomedical instrumentation, and the technology intensity of the facility. Clinical engineers and Biomedical equipment technicians work together in order to perform the different activities and to obtain customer satisfaction. This paper describes a model that can be used to estimate the number of engineers and technicians required to start a new CE Department. The estimation is obtained by means of simulation. Starting by several inputs that describe the facility and the quantity and characteristics of the instruments the model is able to provide the number of Clinical engineers and Biomedical equipment technicians.

A model for simulation of Clinical Engineering Department activities / Balestra, Gabriella; Gaetano, Laura; Puppato, Daniele. - STAMPA. - 2008:(2008), pp. 5109-5112. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society tenutosi a Vancouver - Canada nel 20-25 Aug. 2008 [10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4650363].

A model for simulation of Clinical Engineering Department activities

BALESTRA, Gabriella;GAETANO, LAURA;
2008

Abstract

Clinical Engineering (CE) Departments are in charge of healthcare technology management in healthcare facilities. The workload is proportional to the number of activities, the number and complexity of biomedical instrumentation, and the technology intensity of the facility. Clinical engineers and Biomedical equipment technicians work together in order to perform the different activities and to obtain customer satisfaction. This paper describes a model that can be used to estimate the number of engineers and technicians required to start a new CE Department. The estimation is obtained by means of simulation. Starting by several inputs that describe the facility and the quantity and characteristics of the instruments the model is able to provide the number of Clinical engineers and Biomedical equipment technicians.
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