Optimization of biomedical engineering within a comprehensive cancer center Conference Paper


Authors: Frisch, P. H.; Ling, C. C.; Lui, W.
Title: Optimization of biomedical engineering within a comprehensive cancer center
Conference Title: 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Abstract: Rapidly changing technology coupled with the financial impact of organized health care, has required hospital Biomedical Engineering organizations to augment their operational and business models to increase their role in technology research, and optimize the manner in which they provide and manage services. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has implemented a strategy to optimally utilize the expertise of Biomedical Engineering to provide support in technology / equipment management, device repair and preventive maintenance and in addition to participate in the investigation of new and evolving technologies and in research and development Specifically, Biomedical Engineering is an integral component of the Medical Physics Department which provides comprehensive and integrated support to the Center in advanced physical, technical, engineering technologies This organizational structure emphasizes the integration and collaboration between a spectrum of technical expertise for clinical support and equipment management roles. Equipment management responsibilities have expanded to high-end, high cost devices minimizing response time, maximizing uptime and significantly reducing service cost. Specifically focused groups within Biomedical Engineering have been established to participate in the investigation and deployment of new and evolving technologies. This case study details the dynamics of these expanded roles, future initiatives and benefits for Biomedical Engineering and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Keywords: health care; education; tumors; patient treatment; biomedical engineering; regulatory; equipment management; evolving technology; technology management; preventive maintenance; research and development management; hospital data processing
Journal Title IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference. Proceedings
Volume: 4
Conference Dates: 2003 Sep 17-21
Conference Location: Cancun, Mexico
ISBN: 1094-687X
Publisher: IEEE  
Date Published: 2003-01-01
Start Page: 3586
End Page: 3589
Language: English
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2003.1280928
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Notes: Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Proc -- Conference code: 62438 -- Export Date: 25 September 2014 -- CODEN: CEMBA -- IEEE EMB -- 17 September 2003 through 21 September 2003 -- Source: Scopus
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  3. Wei S Lui
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