IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

Issue 2 • June 1993

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  • Biomedical engineers and scientists: our own worst enemies

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):26 - 29
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    It is argued that opportunities to influence public policy affecting the availability of resources for research are being missed every day and will continue to be missed until the members of the research community learn how to influence public decision-making by exploiting political opportunities. Put another way, only when the members of the research community become involved routinely in the pol... View full abstract»

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  • Medical technology and advocacy in Washington

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):30 - 31
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    A historical perspective on advocacy groups that influence US government actions is presented. The targets of these groups in the executive branch, legislative branch, and outside agencies and advisory groups are discussed. These targets include the Department of Health and Human Services, which includes the Health Care Financing Administration and the Public Health Service; the Office of the Secr... View full abstract»

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  • Lobbying for IEEE issues

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • Measuring the cost of health care technologies

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Currently used methods for estimating the contribution of technical innovations to health care costs are discussed. It is argued that these methods are unhelpful and imprecise in developing disaggregated estimates of the costs of different types of technologies. What is required is a careful attempt to measure the effects of innovations in hardware and software technology on health care costs.< View full abstract»

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  • The European scene of medical technology

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):44 - 48
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    The development of medical technology in Europe is discussed with respect to the cultural differences between the European countries. It is argued that these differences are real and deserve to be accounted for in designing and developing activities at the European scale. It is noted that the Commission of the European Community has contributed considerably to the development of European research ... View full abstract»

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  • BME research in Europe: a view from the industrial standpoint

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):49 - 53
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    The socioeconomic significance of research and development in the field of biomedical engineering in Europe is discussed. The types of research being done and the industries undertaking this research are outlined. The major areas for research on diseases as identified by the Industrial R&D Advisory Committee of the Commission of the European Communities (IRDAC) are: AIDS, diabetes, cancer, mental ... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical engineering research strategies in the US

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):54 - 59
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    The socioeconomic and political climates influencing biomechanical engineering research in the United States are discussed. The many factors that influence the research environment, strategies, and directions in the United States are also discussed. The roles of the National Institutes of Health (NIM) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) in supporting biomedical engineering are reviewed. Sinc... View full abstract»

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  • Research strategies in Japan

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The membership and working groups of the Japanese Society of Medical Electronics and Biomedical Engineering (USMEBE) are described. The output of medical engineering equipment since the JSMEBE was founded in 1962 and legislation regarding clinical engineering technicians are discussed. Important future issues for biomedical engineering are outlined.<> View full abstract»

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  • EC research: biomedical and health (BIOMED) (1991-4)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):65 - 69
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    The main objectives of the European Community's Biomedical and Health Research Program (BIOMED) are reviewed. The four different areas of research in the program are development of coordinated research on prevention care and health systems, major health problems and diseases of great socio-economic impact, human genome analysis, and research on biomedical ethics.<> View full abstract»

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  • EC research: a view of relevant BME programmes

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):75 - 78
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    The Third European Community Framework Program in the field of technological development and research is discussed. Several of the programs it encompasses are examined, in particular, industrial and materials technologies including biomaterials (Birte-EuEuram II), human capital and mobility, and dissemination and exploitation of knowledge (VALUE II). Activity outside of the framework program, incl... View full abstract»

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  • The EC medical devices directives

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):79 - 80
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    The reasons why directives in the field of medical devices are required are outlined. It is argued that if one market is to be created in Europe in which medical devices from one country are to be acceptable for use in the other member states, the basic safety and performance requirements must be met. The ways in which the medical device directives address this problem and the forms this legislati... View full abstract»

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  • An implementation of the IEEE Medical Information Bus Standard

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):81 - 88
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    The IEEE P1073 family of documents defines the Medical Information Bus (MIB), which is a local area network for the bidirectional interconnection of medical devices and computers. This network is intended to aid in the registering of information such as alarms from medical instruments, the storage of data gathered by these devices, and their control from a central computer. A technical description... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering in genomics-combinatorial optimization in biology

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):91 - 92
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    The author suggests that the confidence which many biologists have in problem-solving methods is unwarranted and that there are very important limitations in almost all current methods for solving biological problems. The standard problem solving approach that computer scientists use is outlined. An example of an error in an evolutionary tree problem-the case of the African Eve-is discussed View full abstract»

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  • EC research: telematics for health care and standardization

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):70 - 74
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    Advanced Informatics in Medicine (AIM), a research and development program undertaken by the European Community to apply information and communication technologies to medicine and health care, is described. The objectives of the program are to increase harmony and cohesion in this area across Europe, to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of medicine, and to strengthen the competitiveness o... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering and the law-products liability for medical devices: federal preemption of state lawsuits

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):97 - 100
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    The basis of product liability lawsuits and a trend in the law that can protect medical device manufacturers from these lawsuits are discussed. Section 402(A) of the Restatement of Torts, the basis for liability laws in most states, is reviewed. The King vs. Collagen Corp. case, in which King, diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, claimed that the disease was caused by Zyderm, a modified cow prote... View full abstract»

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