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Healthcare Technology Planning & Management (2015)
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This course provides students with a basic understanding of the principles of healthcare technology planning and management – policies, assessment, budgeting, acquisition, deployment, education/training, patient safety, maintenance, and replacement/disposal. Additional topics include the convergence of healthcare technologies – medical devices, information systems and telecommunications; clinical engineering department setup/ management, and related professional activities.
To train professionals capable of developing and strengthening the management of health technology and medical engineering, in order to improve the quality of decisions and the quality of services provided by health organizations, achieving a greater level of clinical effectiveness, of efficiency in the use of technological resources, cost control and reduction of technological risks for staff and patients on the health system.
- To develop an understanding of criteria regarding assessment, management, administration and regulation of healthcare technology, to improve the clinical effectiveness, efficiency and safety of technology use of the, considering the importance and impact of technology on patient care.
- To develop projects with a technological component within a hospital environment; to discuss improvements and solutions to specific biomedical technology issues.
- To promote better management of information regarding identification of biomedical and hospital technology planning, procurement and operation requirements
- To interact and network with other healthcare technology managers to know of best practices and solutions for common issues.
Professionals (engineers, medical doctors, managers and other related specialties) that develop or are interested on developing duties related to biomedical technologies on the health system or at health institutions.
Participants should have completed university level courses in business, technology, engineering or management, or should have experience in management or administration with responsibility for some aspect of healthcare technology.
88 hours. 11 weeks.
From 7 September 2015 through 21 November 2015
- Healthcare technology planning & management overview
- Medical devices and systems
- Healthcare Information Technology
- Convergence of Medical Devices and Information Technology
- Technology planning and policy
- New Technology Assessment
- Technology Replacement Planning
- Net Present Value Analysis
- Technology Acquisition and Deployment
- Compliance with Regulations and Standards
- Patient safety
- Computerized Medical Equipment Management Systems
- Clinical engineering
- Global Health Technology
Bahamas, Barbados, Belice, Bermudas, ECC, Guayana, Haiti, Jamaica, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Guayana Region, Venezuela
- Alexandre Lemgruber, HSS/MT, PAHO
- Tobey Clark