Management and use
To ensure access to appropriate medical devices, proper management and use of medical equipment must be considered. This area is often referred to as clinical engineering or health-care technology management. The management process begins with understanding the needs of the country, region, community, or facility and ends with decommissioning. In between, the process consists of good procurement practices, appropriate donation solicitation and provision, logistics of delivery and installation, inventory management, maintenance, safe use and training, and measurement of clinical effectiveness.
WHO recognizes the importance of medical device management in contributing to the provision of quality health care and thus, under the Global Initiative on Health Technologies began developing tools and resources for Member States in this critical area. The first products to be published are available here with the remaining documents to follow.
Related links and files:
- American College of Clinical Engineering
- Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology
- HUMATEM - La Banque de Matériel Médical pour la Solidarité Internationale – French
- International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
- Journal of Clinical Engineering