Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Journal of Healthcare Engineering / 2015 / Article

Research Article | Open Access

Volume 6 |Article ID 724584 |

Ming-Chien Chyu, Tony Austin, Fethi Calisir, Samuel Chanjaplammootil, Mark J. Davis, Jesus Favela, Heng Gan, Amit Gefen, Ram Haddas, Shoshana Hahn-Goldberg, Roberto Hornero, Yu-Li Huang, Øystein Jensen, Zhongwei Jiang, J.S. Katsanis, Jeong-A Lee, Gladius Lewis, Nigel H. Lovell, Heinz-Theo Luebbers, George G. Morales, Timothy Matis, Judith T. Matthews, Lukasz Mazur, Eddie Yin-Kwee Ng, K.J. Oommen, Kevin Ormand, Tarald Rohde, Daniel Sánchez-Morillo, Justo García Sanz-Calcedo, Mohamad Sawan, Chwan-Li Shen, Jiann-Shing Shieh, Chao-Ton Su, Lilly Sun, Mingui Sun, Yi Sun, Senay N. Tewolde, Eric A. Williams, Chongjun Yan, Jiajie Zhang, Yuan-Ting Zhang, "Healthcare Engineering Defined: A White Paper", Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 6, Article ID 724584, 14 pages, 2015.

Healthcare Engineering Defined: A White Paper

Received01 Aug 2015
Accepted01 Oct 2015


Engineering has been playing an important role in serving and advancing healthcare. The term “Healthcare Engineering” has been used by professional societies, universities, scientific authors, and the healthcare industry for decades. However, the definition of “Healthcare Engineering” remains ambiguous. The purpose of this position paper is to present a definition of Healthcare Engineering as an academic discipline, an area of research, a field of specialty, and a profession. Healthcare Engineering is defined in terms of what it is, who performs it, where it is performed, and how it is performed, including its purpose, scope, topics, synergy, education/training, contributions, and prospects.


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