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Healthcare Engineering Defined: A White Paper

Ming-Chien Chyu, Tony Austin, Fethi Calisir, Samuel Chanjaplammootil, Mark J. Davis, Jesus Favela, Heng Gan, Amit Gefen, Ram Haddas, Shoshana Hahn-Goldberg, Roberto Hornero, Yu-Li Huang, Øystein Jensen, Zhongwei Jiang, J.S. Katsanis, Jeong-A Lee, Gladius Lewis, Nigel H. Lovell, Heinz-Theo Luebbers, George G. Morales, Timothy Matis, Judith T. Matthews, Lukasz Mazur, Eddie Yin-Kwee Ng, K.J. Oommen, Kevin Ormand, Tarald Rohde, Daniel Sánchez-Morillo, Justo García Sanz-Calcedo, Mohamad Sawan, Chwan-Li Shen, Jiann-Shing Shieh, Chao-Ton Su, Lilly Sun, Mingui Sun, Yi Sun, Senay N. Tewolde, Eric A. Williams, Chongjun Yan, Jiajie Zhang and Yuan-Ting Zhang

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Cite this document: Chyu, M.-C., Austin, T., Calisir, F., Chanjaplammootil, S., Davis, M. J., Favela, J., ... Zhang, Y.-T. (2015). Healthcare Engineering Defined: A White Paper. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 6(4), p. 635-648. doi:10.1260/2040-2295.6.4.635
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Abstract

Engineering has been playing an important role in serving and advancing healthcare. The term "Healthcare Engineering" has been used by professional societies, universities, scientific authors, and the healthcare industry for decades. However, the definition of "Healthcare Engineering" remains ambiguous. The purpose of this position paper is to present a definition of Healthcare Engineering as an academic discipline, an area of research, a field of specialty, and a profession. Healthcare Engineering is defined in terms of what it is, who performs it, where it is performed, and how it is performed, including its purpose, scope, topics, synergy, education/training, contributions, and prospects.

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Biomedical Engineering; Delivery of Health Care; Engineering; Humans

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Department: Département de génie électrique
Research Center: Non applicable
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 01:20
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3476/
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Journal Title: Journal of Healthcare Engineering (vol. 6, no. 4)
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1260/2040-2295.6.4.635

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