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Preparing Biomedical Engineers For Career Advancement: The Healthcare Technologies Management Program

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

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June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006



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BME Curriculum Development

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11.1012.1 - 11.1012.6



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Jay Goldberg Marquette University

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Management Program is designed to meet these needs. It combines business, technology, and healthcare and is ideal for biomedical engineers whose career goals include technical management for a medical device company or healthcare facility.

Description of Program

The Healthcare Technologies Management Program (HTM) has been described previously.2 It is jointly offered by Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduates of the program earn a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Technologies Management from both institutions.

The objectives of the program are to provide engineers with a formal business and management education, update their technical skills, develop and understanding of the healthcare delivery and regulatory environments, and prepare students for placement and advancement into clinical, industrial, and consulting positions. The program is designed to train engineers to manage the design, development, commercialization, and regulatory compliance of medical devices, and the implementation, utilization, and assessment of hospital based healthcare technologies. It meets the unique needs of biomedical engineers by providing training in areas not covered in typical graduate business or technical degree programs.

The program consists of 15 courses representing 37.5 credit hours. Courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working engineers and are taught at both institutions. Students may enroll as full or part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in three semesters.


The program includes courses in Healthcare Technologies Management and Business and Management. One technical and one professional development elective are also required. The Healthcare Technologies Management core curriculum includes the following courses: • Survey of Biomedical Engineering Technology Review of technologies employed in medicine for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic and acute diseases, as well as hospital support. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the operating principles, economic aspects, and purposes of healthcare technologies in clinical care. • Environment of Healthcare Delivery – (taught on-line) Review of current models for healthcare delivery such as fee for service, managed care, capitated care, IPO’s, and HMO’s, and the existence of various models in different geographic regions and in response to economic incentives. • Biomedical Technology Assessment Introduction to healthcare technology assessment methods for hospital systems and medical businesses encompassing technical, clinical and business elements. Topics include clinical results analysis, gold standard comparison, Bland-Altman analysis, sensitivity/specificity analysis and business tradeoff analysis. Case studies of present and developing medical technologies are extensively used as examples of applied assessment methodologies.

Goldberg, J. (2006, June), Preparing Biomedical Engineers For Career Advancement: The Healthcare Technologies Management Program Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1242

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