Cost Effective Proposal to Produce Clinical Engineering Professional to Sustain the Health Care Services of Developing Countries Such as Bangladesh

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-30 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Md. Anwar Hossain, Mohiuddin Ahmad, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Md. Abdur Rashid
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V30P265

MLA 

Md. Anwar Hossain, Mohiuddin Ahmad, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Md. Abdur Rashid"Cost Effective Proposal to Produce Clinical Engineering Professional to Sustain the Health Care Services of Developing Countries Such as Bangladesh", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V30(7),351-355 December 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract
In the recent years, Clinical Engineering Professional comes under the spot light of healthcare services. Developed countries produce skilled clinical engineers to sustain their health care management since past about 35 years as well as most developing countries. However, economically fluctuating developing countries such as Bangladesh could produce skilled clinical engineers due to lack of awareness and high cost. As the results, most of the developed countries such as Bangladesh could sustain the standard health care services. This paper illustrates an economical approach to produce the skilled clinical engineers to improve the present health care services, which faces lots of problems. Our proposal will be more cost effective to produce skilled clinical engineers for the benefit of health care services. The clinical engineers are the costly potential resources for the health care technology to sustain the health care services among the health care technology personnel. We firmly believe that the current ideas of the health care planers, health policy makers and health stakeholders about clinical engineers will be clear. Public and private hospitals will be encouraged to produce and introduce skilled clinical engineers.

 References

[1] Hossain, M. A., Rashid, M. A., Islam, M. R. & Ahmad, M. (2015.) Current Status of Skilled Clinical Engineering in Developing Countries. World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, May 28-30, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
[2] Bauld, T. J. (1993). The definition of Clinical Engineering. Journal of Clinical Engineering, 18(2):149-155.7
[3] Hummel, J. M., Rossum, W. V., Varkerke, G., J., Rakhorst, G. (2000). Medical technologies assessment: the use of the Analytic Hierarchy Process as a tool for multidisciplinary evaluation of medical devices. The International Journal of Artificial Organ, 23(11):782-7.
[4] Hossain, M. A. & Ahmad, M. (2011). Improvement of medical imaging equipment maintenance management system of Bangladesh. Proc. of the 1st Int’l Conf. on Advances in Electrical Engineering, 252-257.
[5] Hossain, M. A., Ahmad, M., Islam, M. R. & Rashid, M. A. (2012). Improvement of Medical Imaging Equipment Management in Public Hospitals of Bangladesh. Proc. of the Int’l. Conf. on Biomedical Engineering (ICoBE 2012), 567-572.
[6] Sloan, E., Mathew, J. & Liberatore (2003). Using the analytic hierarchy process as clinical engineering tool to facilte an iterative, multidisciplinary, microeconomic health technology assessment. Elsevier Science Ltd.
[7] WHO bulletin (2014). Life cycle of medical equipment management system. WHO Regional Office for Europe UN City Marmorvej, Copenhagen, DK-2100, and Denmark.
[8] Liberatore, M. J. & Nydick R. L. (2015). The analytic hierarchy process in medical and health care decision making: A literature review. Science directive European Journal of Operational Research 189: 194–207.
[9] Gwee, W. & Dyro J. F. (2004). ACCE definition. The Clinical Engineering handbook, Elsevier Burlington.
[10] University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK. (2015). Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering) BSc (Hons)
[11] Duke Health System (2012). Clinical Engineering Technologists definition, Japan, (1987). Kitasato University School of Allied Health Sciences, Japan
[12] Bulletin (2014). Health Bulletin-2014. MIS, DGHS, MoH & FW, Government of Bangladesh.

Keywords
Skilled clinical engineers, hospitals, health care technology management, health care services, medical equipment, hospitals, health care technology management, health care services.