The future of clinical engineering: the challenge of change

S.L. Grimes
2003 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  
W hat will the future of clinical engineering look like? The question is an important one for clinical engineers to consider because the answer determines how they should be preparing now for that future. What level of education and what skill sets should be acquired? Anticipating the future enables us to effectively prepare ... to be proactive rather than reactive as changes take place in our industry. Clinical Engineering's Future Linked to Developments in Healthcare To reasonably predict the
more » ... future role of clinical engineering, we must consider the future nature of healthcare. Clinical engineering services evolve within the context of our healthcare delivery system. Consequently significant changes in healthcare delivery are likely to result in a corresponding need for changes in the character of clinical engineering services. We must recognize there are revolutionary changes occurring within the healthcare delivery system. These changes are the result of a combination or IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY MAGAZINE
doi:10.1109/memb.2003.1195702 pmid:12733465 fatcat:fw4koc5ip5ek3nquts7uoifg4i