Horizons Fall 2014—Systems Engineering in Healthcare Technology
Connecting the Dots: The Value of Systems Engineering in Healthcare Technology
A fundamental change is unfolding in how hospitals and other healthcare facilities function, thanks to the introduction of systems engineering principles. Systems thinking in healthcare reflects an appreciation for the interconnected and interdependent relationship of medical devices, technology and individuals. Experts believe that adopting a systems approach in healthcare will enhance patient safety, reduce costs for healthcare facilities, and make operations more efficient.
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This Issue's Sponsors
AAMI thanks the following organizations for their support in promoting this edition of Horizons:
- Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
- College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
- Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (HFES)
- Healthcare Technology Foundation (HTF)
- Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE)
- International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
- Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MIDSS)
- National Patient Safety Foundation (NPS)