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Board 9 : Work in Progress: Healthcare Economics and Information Literacy - Resources for Success in Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Education

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Biomedical Division Poster Session

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Biomedical Engineering

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4

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https://peer.asee.org/30131

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Alexander James Carroll North Carolina State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-0248-3811

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Alex Carroll is the Research Librarian for Engineering and Biotechnology at the NCSU Libraries. He facilitates faculty research and offers curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction to students in the College of Textiles and the College of Engineering, with particular emphasis on areas that intersect with human and animal health.

Alex received his BA from James Madison University, and his MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science.

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Andrew J. DiMeo Sr. University of North Carolina & North Carolina State University

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Andrew started in the NYC Motion Picture Industry before transitioning into his 15+ years in Biomedical Product Development. Today he teaches design and innovation in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at UNC & NC State where he is an Associate Professor of the Practice. His students’ coursework led to multiple startups including Novocor Medical Systems, Augment Medical, Contour Surgical, 410 Medical, and MEDIC. He is founder and former executive director of the NC Medical Device Organization, which became an ncbiotech.org Center of Innovation. He was co-founder and VP Business Development for the design and manufacturing company EG-Gilero. Andrew worked for Alaris Medical Systems (now BD’s CareFusion) as a design engineer and project manager. He is Business Advisor and Speaker for the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, an advisor to the NIH C3i Program, Director of Duke NeuroInnovations, and on the planning team for BME IDEA. He holds a BS in Physics, English Literature, and Secondary Education from UNC Charlotte, an MS in BME from UNC Chapel Hill's Medical School, and a Ph.D. from the UNC/NCSU BME Department.

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James McCall North Carolina State University

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James McCall is currently a BME PhD student at North Carolina State University.

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Hatice O. Ozturk North Carolina State University

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Dr. Hatice Ozturk is a Teaching Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. She teaches Signals and Systems, works on curriculum development and coordinates assessment and accreditation activities. Her engineering education area of research is development of instructional technologies for successful math to engineering transition. She also collaborates with faculty in Women's and Gender Studies to study the impacts of interventions done to increase the number of women in engineering.

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Kelly A. Umstead North Carolina State University

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Kelly Umstead is an assistant professor of industrial design at North Carolina State University. She earned her MID from NC State University and her MS in biomedical engineering from Marquette University.
Umstead’s professional experience is rooted in research, beginning as an engineer with a focus on biomechanics and human movement with applications ranging from gait analysis and rehabilitation to sports science and aquatics. As an industrial designer, she specialized in medical device design and product usability.
Umstead is the chair of the Industrial Designers Society of America’s Medical Special Interest Section. At NC State University, her research interests include healthcare, medical device development, user-centered design and design research methodologies.

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Shelby Hallman North Carolina State University

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Shelby Hallman is the Research Librarian for Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the North Carolina State University Libraries. She provides research support for the College of Engineering, College of Textiles, and entrepreneurship initiatives at NCSU. Shelby received her B.A.'s from Pennsylvania State University and her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s iSchool.

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Abstract

The pathway to successful medical innovation includes a labyrinth of business hurdles including regulatory approval, reimbursement strategy, intellectual property, and marketing challenges [1]. Early consideration of these factors informs critical decisions in the biomedical engineering (BME) design process that minimize product and business risks. Information literacy training provides students with strategies for discovering the wide range of resources for biomedical engineering design. This expanded knowledge base can be leveraged to generate more fully realized solutions that may improve commercialization success and decrease time to market, ensuring the medical innovations more quickly reach patients and healthcare providers.

This poster and extended abstract present the preliminary results of a second cohort of BME students who are matriculating through an expanded information literacy program. This updated information literacy curriculum, implemented in two phases over two academic years, exposes students to the complex environment surrounding innovative design in healthcare broadly, and medical device design in particular [2]. This additional component of the design project requires BME students to consult and cite a diverse array of information sources within their project documentation, including patents, business intelligence, legal proceedings, FDA regulatory information, as well as insurance reimbursement and medical bill coding.

Carroll, A. J., & DiMeo, A. J., & McCall, J., & Ozturk, H. O., & Umstead, K. A., & Hallman, S. (2018, June), Board 9 : Work in Progress: Healthcare Economics and Information Literacy - Resources for Success in Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Education Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30131

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