Assessing Security Operations in Healthcare to Ensure Quality Patient Care
Many healthcare organizations lack the necessary visibility to prevent cyberthreats and struggle to reduce the amount of time it takes to detect and respond to threats. This strain can significantly cripple patient care, risk patient safety and trust, compromise sensitive clinical data, and cause costly damages. (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

FDA Issue Two Important COVID-19 Documents
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Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Pharmacogenomics as the Foundation for Precision Medicine: Value Realized Across the Care Spectrum
Leaders who fail to develop a precision medicine strategy and undertake initial steps immediately are likely to find themselves woefully behind as others in the industry accelerate their efforts. Late adopters will put themselves at a disadvantage in their own markets, which grow more and more competitive each year, and miss a critical opportunity to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction with the care received. (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Case Study: Effectiveness and Functioning of Biomedical Engineering Services and Impact on Quality Care at Fortis Escorts Hospital
This study was undertaken to analyze the effectiveness and functioning of engineering services and its impact on overall quality care. For this purpose, various parameters like maintenance strategy, repair and replacement policy used, frequency and reasons for equipment failure, maintenance cost, risk incurred due to failure, availability of alternative equipment, training, and skill development were assessed. Constructive results were obtained from the study, validating that engineering services do have an influential role in the health sector; without them, health quality will decline. Therefore, the reputation of a hosp...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Skin Lesions Classification Based on Deep Learning Approach
As one kind of skin cancer, melanoma is very dangerous. Dermoscopy-based early detection and reorganization strategy is critical for melanoma therapy. Skin imaging is essential in order to diagnose the tumor type; this had to be accomplished by taking a biopsy from patients. This procedure is very uncomfortable for patients and requires time and highly qualified dermatologists to precisely differentiate between different types of skin cancer. In order to solve these problems, many efforts focused on developing automatic image analysis systems that reduce the suffering of patients, time, and tumor classification error. Here...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Human Factor: The Critical Importance of Effective Teamwork and Communication in Providing Quality and Safe Care
This article outlines and presents various ways of reducing communication errors and failures, the importance of teamwork, and communication among direct patient care personnel. The study was descriptive and exploratory in nature with a sample size of 200. The efficient use of teamwork and communication had enhanced the level of quality of care for patients. Results of this article confirmed that the level of patient care improved by teamwork and communication. Consequently, conflicts occurred exclusively during the handover between nursing staff, and after their switch, the nursing staffs were usually in zeal to leave. (S...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

AAMI News
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Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: AAMI News Source Type: research

ACCE News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: ACCE News Source Type: research

MetroHealth and Axuall, Inc, Announce Collaboration to Improve and Streamline Practitioner Credentialing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Technology and Trends Source Type: research

Medin Technologies, Inc. Augments Senior Management Team
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: For Your Information Source Type: research

Life in the Time of COVID-19
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Accreditation & Clinical Engineering Source Type: research

Personnel Management/Supervision—Part VII
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Risk Management & Safety Source Type: research

Food and Drug Administration Establishes Website on COVID-19
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Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Washington Scene Source Type: research

CARMAT Receives Approval for Forfait Innovation Dossier From French National Authority for Health
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: In The News Source Type: research

Lean on Me
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Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - June 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: From The Editor's Desk Source Type: research

Progressing Toward the Application of Artificial Intelligence for Medical Equipment Replacement in Canadian Hospitals —An Idea From the Biomedical Engineering Department at Northern Health
How do biomedical engineering departments in hospitals effectively utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) databases to replace medical equipment? What are the current tools available that have enhanced the utilization of data in the CMMS database for better decision making? Applying artificial intelligence for better health technology management in areas such as maintenance scheduling and replacement is progressing. And adopting it for analyzing CMMS data and efficient medical equipment replacement is a good start. (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Dynamic System Based Model for Reducing Medical Laboratory Turnaround Time in Developing Countries
This study covered healthcare facilities in Egypt as a sample of developing countries. A dynamic system simulation model was used in this work. This model was designed to reduce TAT by studying the 8 most critical parameters that affect TAT. A causal loop diagram was developed using real laboratory data collected from 15 different hospitals in Egypt. The 8 key parameters are number of samples, number of equipment, total staff count, staff performance, environmental conditions, preanalytical and postanalytical time, equipment defect increase rate, and number of rack samples. The results showed that TAT is directly proportio...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Compounding Power of the Clinical Community: Case Review
Healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals are critical stakeholders in promoting patient safety, regularly troubleshooting medical devices that are unsafe or unable to be used by clinical staff. Healthcare technology management professionals determine, investigate, and often address the root cause (or causes) of medical device concern(s), so that the devices can be used safely and effectively throughout the facility. The HTM professional's investigation, when accompanied by medical device reports, often leads to manufacturer actions, including recalls and corrections, which contribute to continuous improvement o...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

AAMI Exchange 2020
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Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: AAMI News Source Type: research

ACCE News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: ACCE News Source Type: research

Virtual Reality Therapy Eases Symptoms by Providing Pain Relief, Rehabilitation, and Relaxation to Former US Soldiers
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Technology and Trends Source Type: research

Quest Diagnostics Acquires Blueprint Genetics to Broaden Access to Actionable Insights for Genetic and Rare Diseases
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: For Your Information Source Type: research

Beginning Again
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Accreditation and Clinical Engineering Source Type: research

Personnel Management/Supervision—Part VI
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Risk Management & Safety Source Type: research

US Food and Drug Administration Announces Availability of Important Final Guidance
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Washington Scene Source Type: research

Rising Number of Dialysis Centers Will Drive Renal Dialysis Machines Market in United States
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: In The News Source Type: research

A Spring Lullaby
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: From The Editor's Desk Source Type: research

Modeling for Decision Making: The Case of Medical Equipment Replacement
This article summarizes an MBA research project where multiattribute value analysis, one of the main Multiple Criteria Decision Aids techniques, was used to develop a decision model for planning equipment replacement. The project outcome is a model that can be automated and provides a budget planning tool for medical equipment replacement. (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Home Use Medical Devices: Analysis of Adverse Events in the Home Setting
More than 7 million people in the United States each year receive healthcare in the home setting from a wide variety of devices, from relatively simple devices such as urine collector bags to complex infusion pumps. As more patients require the use of home use medical devices, the devices being used in the home are also increasing in complexity, creating a greater opportunity for adverse events. In addition, the uncontrolled, often unsupervised environment of home use medical devices comes with its own safety considerations. Clinical engineers and healthcare technology managers play an important role in identifying problem...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Biostability of Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment
Nanotechnology is the latest technology in this century where it has a wide field of healthcare applications. In this research, gold nanoparticles are synthesized by using green method in which the reducing agent is a black seed extract and the stabilizing agent is gum Arabic, where this method is fast, low cost, and eco-friendly, which make it preferable for medical applications such as cancer treatment. The synthesized gold nanoparticles are characterized by using UV-visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and x-ray diffraction, and then the biological stability of gold nanoparticles has been monitored fo...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Reduction of Speckle Noise and Image Enhancement in Ultrasound Image Using Filtering Technique and Edge Detection
The objectives of this article are to give an overview of the types of speckle reduction techniques in US imaging, present a new technique of speckle reduction, and carry out a comparative evaluation of despeckle filtering based on image quality metrics. A new speckle suppression method and coherence enhancement of medical US image are proposed: 9 despeckled filtering techniques and 5 edge detection operators, with the result evaluated by image quality metrics. The best edge detection hybrid with best filter, quality evaluation metrics has been found that the proposed method performance better than all other methods, while...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Review of Using Common Spatial Pattern in Discrimination of Multiclass Motor Imagery–Based Brain-Computer Interface
Brain-computer interface (BCI) is now being one of the interesting and attractive topics for researchers in recent years. Common spatial pattern is the most common approach applied in motor imagery (MI)-based BCI because of its effectiveness in differentiating between 2 different MI classes. The main objective of this article is to review using common spatial pattern combining with different methods such as Hilbert transform, error correction output coding, wavelet transform, joint approximate diagonalization, and others to extract features that can be used to differentiate between multiclass MI-based BCI. Data set 2a from...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Sensor-Integrated Laryngoscope: A Key Step Toward Safe Neonatal Intubation
This article presents the functionality of the sensor-integrated laryngoscope and the methods used to interpret the force and torque data during the procedure. The long-term objectives of this project are to identify a “safe range” of metrics of force and torque applied to the airway during intubation and incorporate those findings into the device. (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Benchmarking Comparison Between Beijing and American Hospitals
The first clinical engineering (CE) benchmarking between Chinese and American hospitals was performed in 2014. At that time, only data from Zhejiang province were available. A new comparison was completed in 2018 with data collected from 11 hospitals from the capital city of Beijing. These data were compared with those from 270 acute care hospitals in the United States. First, comparisons were made with hospital data such as patient discharges, patient days, equipment quantity and cost, and operating costs. The CE benchmarking comparison was made in 3 categories: (a) operations, (b) finance, and (c) staffing/productivity. ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

The 3-Dimensional Printing Program at the Biomedical Engineering Department at Niagara Health
The Biomedical Engineering Department at Niagara Health has recently launched a 3-dimensional printing program to better support the maintenance and repair of medical devices. Originally, the program was conceived to extend the life of equipment that is no longer supported by the manufacturers. The program is gradually expanding to cover clinical and digital imaging applications mostly geared toward the education of residents and patients. Recently, with impetus from the Information and Communication Department, a partnership has been set up with Brock University, Niagara College, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Th...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Seeks Nominations for Awards Programs
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: AAMI News Source Type: research

ACCE News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: ACCE News Source Type: research

AVRA Medical Robotics Initiates Food and Drug Administration Approval Process
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Technology and Trends Source Type: research

ScImage Introduces New Product to Deal With Security and Functionality
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: For Your Information Source Type: research

Dealing With the Unexpected
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Accreditation and Clinical Engineering Source Type: research

Personnel Management/Supervision—Part V
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Risk Management & Safety Source Type: research

Food and Drug Administration Issues Device Classifications, Draft and Final Guidances, and New Product Approvals
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Washington Scene Source Type: research

European Commission Issued New Guidances on Medical Device Regulation
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: In The News Source Type: research

Far From the Shallow Now
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: DEPARTMENTS: From The Editor's Desk Source Type: research

Work Stations on Wheels Are Workhorses of Clinical Care
This report put the compounded annual growth rate of the market at 11.0% over its forecast period out to 2026 (Future Market Insights; https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/01/15/1289141/0/en/Medical-Carts-Market-will-Register-a-CAGR-of-11-0-through-2017-2026-globally-Future-Market-Insights.html). (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - October 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Resources
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - October 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES: PDF Only Source Type: research

Award-Winning Paper
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering)
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - October 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES: PDF Only Source Type: research

Glaucoma Detection Using Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Texture Features
The retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is one of the most affected parts of the eye retina by glaucoma disease. Progression of this disease results in RNFL texture changes and can be observed from the fundus images and RNFL thickness; thus, the glaucoma is one of the ocular diseases contributing to most of the blindness worldwide. There are increasing demands for medical image–based computer-aided diagnosis system based on fundus image for glaucoma detection. Thus, the RNFL thickness changes can be assessed by optical coherence tomography. However, an examination using the optical coherence tomography device is rather ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - October 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Relationship Between Intervertebral Disc Morphology and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is an abnormal 3-dimensional curvature of the spine that appears in youth. In progressive cases, a small curve may be augmented rapidly and leads the victim to a high-risk surgical operation. Recognition of the AIS in the early stage can help in treating it with noninvasive methods. The goal of the study was to examine the relationship between intervertebral disc morphology and AIS as an applicable index and useful method for developing the screening and recognition of AIS before the start of disease. Based on a biomechanical model, we examined the relationship between AIS and interver...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - October 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Ovarian Cancer Classification Using Serum Proteomic Profiling and Wavelet Features A Comparison of Machine Learning and Features Selection Algorithms
This article presents a comparison of 4 widely used machine learning (ML) algorithms and 2 feature selection algorithms. The ML algorithms were applied on low-resolution surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization–time-of-flight data sets for ovarian cancer diagnosis, by extracting wavelet features from spectrometer data and feeding them to the classifiers. The comparison is done by fusion of both selected features using the different algorithms with the classifiers, and then they were compared by measuring their classification test accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity values. Results show that all the presented M...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - October 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research