Clinical engineering helps reduce equipment costs

Healthc Financ Manage. 1995 Sep;49(9):50-3.


Clinical engineering involves, among other activities, managing equipment repair and maintenance activities, assessing technology needs and potential equipment acquisitions, training users, negotiating service contracts, and optimizing patient-care equipment utilization. Effective clinical engineering programs can help healthcare organizations reduce the high cost of acquiring and maintaining patient care equipment.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Engineering / economics*
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Contract Services
  • Cost Savings / methods
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment and Supplies, Hospital / economics*
  • Hospital Costs
  • Job Description
  • Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital / economics
  • Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Professional Practice
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • United States
  • Workforce