Wednesday, September 18, 2013

HAT - role of the medical engineer

The role of medical engineers is growing in the Netherlands, this varies from clinical informatics, clinical physics, to technical medicine. According to the presenters at the HAT the exact placement and positioning of these engineers is not yet fully clear. However, it is generally accepted that these medical engineers are crucial in modern day healthcare. The important role is to implement products into medical practice which requires knowledge of the whole clinical process in which the new product should be integrated. Important steps and issues for the medical engineer are:
- problem definition
   - Understand what clinicians do and why they do it.
- model optimization
- from model to personalization
   - model uncertainty
- model corroboration
   - models choice versus expert choice
- practical implementation

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