A Proposed New Direction for Clinical Engineering
By David M. Dickey, Marcia Wylie, and Alan Gresch
Benchmarking, not a new concept to clinical engineering (CE) managers, continues to be redefined and promoted as a “must have” by CE professionals. How we use benchmarking and how we should use benchmarking is the crux of this article. We need to prioritize and focus our resources in a way that matters most to our fellow caregivers and patients.
There is a lot of valuable information to be gained from benchmarking articles offered by AAMI, ECRI Institute, and trade journals. And, as one might expect, there is a wide range of suggestions within the CE community as to which benchmarks are the most important, how to collect the data, and how various benchmarks can or should be used to support the growth and further development of a CE department.
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