Healthcare Technology Foundation Programs and Publications
At Healthcare Technology Foundation we offer the following programs:
- Clinical Alarms Management and Integration - This program is identifying issues and opportunities to improve clinical alarm design, integration, operation, response, and actions. Our contact person is Tobey Clark.
- Patient Safety and Education Program – The program provides resources for improving patient safety with education of the public on the safe use of patient devices in the home environment. Brochures have been developed on "Home Devices – Can I Bring My Own Medical Device with Me to the Hospital?" and "Fire Safety & Oxygen: A Patient Guide." The brochures are published in English and Spanish and posted on the Healthcare Technology Foundation website. Our contact is Jim Wear.
- Shepherd Patient Safety Award - The annual Shepherd Patient Safety Award recognizes a deserving clinical engineer/biomedical engineer who advanced patient safety through the design, use, support, education, and/or management of health care technologies. This individual could be an inventor, accident investigator, an author, an educator, a promoter of the safe use of technology in health care, and/or other persons with recognized patient safety accomplishments. This award is administered jointly with the ACCE.
- Tools for Managing Integrated Technology Risk - Healthcare Technology Foundation and AAMl are working together to develop and offer an education and training program to health care systems on systems engineering topics, with the goal of increasing the skills and ability of clinical technology professionals to apply systems engineering tools and principles to their work.
Patient Safety Tent Cards
Articles About the Foundation and Related Activities
Clinical Alarm Safety and Respiratory Therapists (Mar 2017/637 Kb)
Respiratory Therapists' Response to a National Clinical Alarm Survey
Alarm Systems Management by The Healthcare Technology Roundtable
Philips Healthcare Interviews Healthcare Technology Foundation President on Alarm Fatigue (Trace Journal September 2013 Issue)
Auditory Assistance-Strategies to reduce hospital noise problems
The Innaugural A Healthcare Technology Foundation ExCEL Award, Journal of Clinical Engineering (Oct/Dec 2008/71 Kb)
Colloquium Report; Journal of Clinical Engineering (Jan-Mar 2008/72 Kb)
Colloquium Report, Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology (Nov/Dec 2007/1.04 Mb)
Impact of Clinical Alarms on Patient Safety (Journal of Clinical Engineering) (4-17-2007/1.1 Mb)