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Issue 3 • Date May-June 2004

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  • Clinical engineers in the 21st century

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):37 - 41
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    The primary mission of clinical engineering for the past 40 years has been in areas of medical equipment and technology management. With the turn of the century, driven by the rise of information technology in healthcare, the focus of clinical engineering is shifting towards clinical systems integration, with a concentration in patient safety. This paper presents the historical roles of clinical e... View full abstract»

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  • Performance measures of ISM-band and conventional telemetry

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):27 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (3)
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    The primary goal of this study is to quantify the communications reliability of telemetry systems using ISM-band two-way communications technology and contrast it to that of VHF/UHF-based systems from an empirical and clinical perspective. The principal criterion variable of communications reliability was total dropout proportion: the percentage of wireless patient monitoring time attributable to ... View full abstract»

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  • Going coastal - Student's Corner

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 17
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  • Challenges facing independent multihospital healthcare technology management systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 26
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    Independent, multihospital clinical engineering organizations have existed for 30 years. The clinical engineering profession has changed its focus over this time from equipment safety and control to healthcare technology management. Challenges faced by the professional have included cost pressures, outsourcing, and medical device industry changes. This paper describes an enduring independent, nonp... View full abstract»

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  • Magnetobiology: a historical view

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):85 - 94
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    The objective of this article is to uncover as much as possible the origins and development of magnetobiology. The use of magnetobiology as a diagnostic tool and the technology associated with it such as biomedical MRI and magnetic source imaging are presented. Biomagnetism wherein excitable tissues are regarded as true generators of magnetic fields is also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Society News

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 7
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  • Patents - universities feel the pain

    Publication Year: 2004
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    This paper discusses the recent case of the University of Rochester vs. Searle that was presented at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The case involved the patency of a new class of blockbuster drugs known as Cox-2 inhibitors, sold under such trademarks as Celebrex®, and Vioxx® which are used to lessen the pain of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory diseases. These drugs wer... View full abstract»

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  • Employment Opportunities

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 103
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  • Celebrating the accomplishments of clinical engineering

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • BME company profiles

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):8 - 12
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  • Identification of human errors during device-related accident investigations

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):66 - 72
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    A minisystem is the smallest system that can deliver a single clinical benefit. Healthcare is delivered to patients through an assemblage of minisystems. It is the failure of these minisystems that reportedly results in between 44,000 and 98,000 iatrogenic deaths in the United States annually. Accident investigations are intended to identify the latent defects within these minisystems and to recom... View full abstract»

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  • Advertisers' Index

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 104
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  • Using a decision support system tool for healthcare technology assessments

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):42 - 55
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    This article discusses a healthcare technology assessment application using a well-developed business tool from the operations research/operations management (OR/OM) field, the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The AHP methodology provides a proven, structured, and well-documented tool for conducting HTAs for hospitals, integrated delivery networks, or other healthcare providers. A case study base... View full abstract»

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  • Stress proteins are proinflammatory in vivo

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):80 - 84
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    Fibrosis of biosensors, placed in vivo, represents a major hurdle to the wide-spread application of real-time monitoring of biochemical and metabolic processes in animals and humans. The fibrotic reaction is the end result of the acute inflammatory response caused by significant tissue trauma at the time of biosensor placement. This response may be associated with increased expression and release ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine - Front cover

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  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 2
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  • From the Editor

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • President's Message

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Integrative science: biosignal processing and modeling

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):9 - 12
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    Coupling computational modeling and information processing in biology and medicine is a major challenge for better comprehending structures and functions of living systems. Signal processing should extract the relevant information required to explore complex organization levels, at all space and time scales. Advances coming from applied physics and mathematics are challenged by extremely hot topic... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE EMB 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):13 - 16
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  • Clinical engineers: stewards of healthcare technologies

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):56 - 58
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    The majority of clinical engineers serve as part of the healthcare team along with physicians, nurses, technologists, and other hospital staff. The clinical engineer's role is to insure that other team members have adequate and effective technology for the time delivery of quality healthcare. In essence, clinical engineers must act as the "stewards" of healthcare technology. As effective stewards,... View full abstract»

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  • Medical and information technologies converge

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):59 - 65
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    Information technology offers medical science tools to collect, process, store, and communicate clinical data. Healthcare institutions have adapted standards-based data communication technologies that allow easy implementation of communications infrastructure. As clinical and information technologies have converged, two trends have emerged: the widespread use of commercial off-the-shelf hardware a... View full abstract»

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  • Planning hospital medical technology management

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):73 - 79
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    The appropriate deployment of technology contributes to the improvement in the quality of healthcare delivered, the containment of cost, and to increased access to services offered by the healthcare system. Over the past one-hundred years, the dependence of the healthcare system on medical technology for the delivery of its services has continuously grown. In this system, the technology facilitate... View full abstract»

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  • Cellular/tissue engineering

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):95 - 98
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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine contains articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering.

 

This Magazine ceased publication in 2010. The current retitled publication is IEEE Pulse.

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