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Global Clinical Engineering Alliance

In the last 15 years, Clinical Engineering experienced an amazing growth of international interactions.

In 2015, the I International Clinical Engineering and Health Technology Management Congress ICEHTMC was promoted, and additional initiatives dedicated only to clinical engineering subjects followed: the Clinical Engineering Day, the Global Clinical Engineering Journal, and the Global Clinical Engineering Summit.

In October 2020, during CE day, it was announced the creation of the Global Clinical Engineering Alliance – GCEA with a mission to serve the international community of Clinical Engineering professionals by promoting research and sharing best practices through collaboration with healthcare stakeholders.

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GCEA was created to:

  • Empower and recognize the Clinical Engineering profession for its unique contribution to improving healthcare delivery outcomes.
  • Serve the interests of patients and care providers everywhere by leveraging alliances of limited resources available in and around the Clinical Engineering profession.
  • Combine strengths and jointly leverage national associations to address shared healthcare challenges.
  • Provide international professional networking between and across healthcare stakeholders, associations, policy makers, global agencies, academia, government, and industry.
  • Prepare Clinical Engineering professionals for career opportunities through harmonization and promotion of adequate Clinical Engineering education, proper competence, and ethical training.
  • Provide a platform to identify, educate, contribute to, and share best practices, technical guidelines, and regulations related to healthcare technologies.
  • Promote Clinical Engineering understanding of healthcare technology lifecycles, development, and commercialization and participate in publishing outcomes from their involvement in these cycles.
  • Educate the public about the importance that the role of Clinical Engineering practitioners fulfills in public health, safety, and welfare.

Our goal is to educate and advocate through global CE alliances by serving as One Voice, for One Field, for All Patients and staff Everywhere!

We, therefore, support the updating and expansion of education programs designed to improve systems thinking, standards and regulatory frameworks, and research that produces data on the relationship between optimal management of technology deployment and measured care outcomes.
 
The success of the alliances will support education programs that produce competent professionals who are needed to lead and participate in the practice of each of the life cycles of the technology, thus delivering effectiveness and efficiency to low, medium, and high resources locations.
 
This mandates that these trained professionals be able to place optimal programs ensuring that the technology they are responsible for is in a patient-ready condition when needed. The CE field seeks to collaborate with other international healthcare stakeholders to achieve these goals
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GOVERNANCE

Founders Council

The FC consists of members of the Clinical Engineering field from around the world representing themselves as individuals who see the need for a unique and uniform international representation for the field. FC membership consists of the following individuals:

Yadin David

Yadin David

USA / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Global Clinical Engineering Journal Editor-in-Chief and former Director of BE Department of Texas Children's Hospital.

Wayne Morse

Wayne Morse

USA / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Founding member of ACCE, former owner of Morse Medical, Operative, and Bellegrove Medical.

Calil Saide

Calil Saide

BRA / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Former BE Professor at Universidade Estadual de Campinas and Coordinator of CE Course at UNICAMP.

Keiko Fukuta

Keiko Fukuta

JAP / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Former CE at Sanei Cordio and MC Healthcare and current member of the Medical Device Unit at WHO.

Tom Judd

Tom Judd

USA / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division Board Chair and former National Project Director at Kaiser Permanente.

Shauna Mullally

Shauna Mullally

CAN / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Experienced Clinical Engineer and Collaborator of the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division.

Nicolas Pallikarakis

Nicolas Pallikarakis

GRE / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Experienced Clinical Engineer and Collaborator of the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division.

Mladen Poluta

Mladen Poluta

ZAF / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Director of Health Technology at the West Cape Department of Health.

James Wear

James Wear

USA / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Experienced Clinical Engineer and Collaborator of the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division.

Stefano-Bergamasco

Stefano Bergamasco

ITA / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

AIIC Board Member, Health Technology Consultant, and CEO of MedTech Projects.

Daniel Clark

Daniel Clark

UK / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Head of CE Department of Nottingham University Hospitals and Professor at Nottingham University.

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Li Bin

CHI / FOUNDERS COUNCIL MEMBER

Director of Operation Supporting Dept. of Shanghai 6th People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University & Director of Quality Control Centre of Management of Medical Device in Shanghai

GOVERNANCE

Transitional Period

During the transitional period between the public announcement about the establishment of the Global Clinical Engineering Alliance (GCEA) and the first election of GCEA officers, the administration of GCEA shall be governed by the Founders’ Council.

The Transitional Period has been extended until October 2022 when it is expected that the results of the First Election of the officers for the Global Clinical Engineering Alliance will be announced.

The candidates for this First Election shall occupy the positions of President, President-elect, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Immediate “Past President” shall be appointed by the Founders’ council.

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