16th September 2022

BEAI ASC PROGRAMME

The BEAI are excited to announce the Programme for the 2022 Annual Scientific Conference on 30th September 2022 in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Click here to SAVE THE DATE. We have lined up a variety of presentations and speakers for you. The conference is a celebration of the evolution of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering since the BEAI was first established 30 years ago. Presenters will share with you some of the unique projects and innovations they have developed as part of their roles working in Clinical Engineering. We then hope to explore what the future may hold for Clinical Engineering working in the healthcare sector. 

 

This will be a great opportunity for delegates to reconnect with colleagues and we hope you can join us on the day.

 

If you have recently renewed your BEAI membership, you must also register separately for the conference. Conference registration can be found here

 

You will find attached a copy of the conference programme.

NOMINATIONS - CLINICAL ENGINEERING HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT AWARD 2022

The BEAI Executive Committee calls for nominations for the 2022 Clinical Engineering Healthcare Technology Support Award 2022. The prize will be awarded for the first time at the BEAI Annual Scientific Conference in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on 30th September 2022. The Clinical Engineering Healthcare Technology Support Award is given to Health Technology Suppliers in recognition of the excellent support service for equipment, medical devices and other health technologies being used in the Irish healthcare system using the following criteria:

- Responsiveness: time to resolution of issue

- Technical Knowledge and expertise

- Clinical-Technical Knowledge

- Suitability of documentation: format, timeliness, comprehensiveness

- Patient-Focus

- Understanding of Client Needs

- Innovative Solutions Orientation

- Value for Money

 

Hospital based (non-corporate) BEAI members are being asked to nominate and rank their preferred Healthcare Technology Supplier using this form

The winner will be announced at the 2022 Annual Scientific Conference on 30th September 2022. 

Voting will close on 26th September 2022.

BEAI JOBS SECTION

Some new jobs have recently been advertised on the BEAI Jobs Section. Please visit here to review.

 

If you would like to advertise a job with the BEAI, please contact comms@beai.ie

 

CLINICAL ENGINEERING BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (BOK) & BODY OF PRACTICE (BOP) SURVEY 2022

Dear Health Technology Leader:

Why complete this survey?  

  • You have been chosen to complete this survey. 
  • We are gathering information about your various contributions in managing and deploying health technologies in your country.
  • The healthcare technology management field has been formally recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2007*, including a variety of roles.
  • There is a need for greater recognition for the profession to continue to advance globally; thus your input is very important.

What does the survey measure? This tool has been previously used in 2007 and 2017. Since then, there have been many advancements that need to be recorded. 

  • Body of Knowledge (BoK) - Education, Training, Qualifications
  • Body of Practice (BoP) - Experience, Daily Roles, and Responsibilities

How long will it take? It is expected to take only 5-10 minutes of your time, access the survey here: 
https://forms.gle/pm1y4CDHSKEMpbxK7

Deadline: The survey will be closed on October 15, 2022.

Thank you in advance; your contribution is highly appreciated.

Fabiola Martínez    IFMBE CED Board Chair
Yadin David     GCEA Iterim President

WEBINAR - NAVIGATING THE CHANGING MEDICAL DEVICE THREAT LANDSCAPE

Smart medical devices have become indispensable to healthcare organizations. But they come with a host of evolving security and management considerations and challenges.  


The introduction of new regulations, such as the PATCH Act, are a case in point. As are the latest NIST guidelines for IoT, IoMT, and other smart and unmanaged devices in healthcare. 


Join our Navigating the Changing Medical Device Threat Landscape webinar with H-ISAC on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 10AM PT for fresh insights on evolving challenges related to device security and regulatory compliance.


Oscar Miranda, Field CTO for healthcare and Mohammad Waqas, Principal Solutions Architect at Armis will:

 

  • Explore the current threat landscape around medical devices
  • Review new cybersecurity framework and legislation revisions that now include medical devices
  • Provide guidance on the associated risk impact and approaches information security teams can use to manage them and secure the entirety of the healthcare device ecosystem
HSCP - NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY WORKING GROUP

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please find attached an expression of interest form for a HSCP representative on the HSE the National Patient Safety Working Group, requested by Dr Orla Healy, Director of HSE Quality and Patient Safety.

 

Background:

Under the governance of the Chief Clinical Officer, the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate’s (led by National Director, Dr Orla Healy) – Incident Management Team has been asked to coordinate and standardise the development of National Patient Safety Alerts (NPSA) and and Safety Supplements for the HSE and HSE funded services. To enable a collaborative approach to this important work a multiagency NPSA Working Group is being set up to oversee the process of identification, development and dissemination of the new alerts. The NPSA working group is chaired by Dr Darren McLoughlin, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Cork.

Purpose:

The purpose of the NPSA working group is to oversee the identification, development, publishing, dissemination and evaluation of critical safety information to support and improve patient safety within the HSE and its funded services by reducing patient safety incidents and preventing patient harm.

Objectives:

  • To apply system learning to improve patient safety by developing national safety alerts and supplements
  • To determine criteria for National Patient Safety Alerts and Safety Supplements.
  • To oversee a national system for identifying, developing, communicating and evaluating learning following patient safety incidents through NPSA for information that requires immediate action and through Safety Supplements dealing with a range of specific patient safety topics.
  • To apply a RAG rating system for categorisation of the NPSA
  • To incorporate a design thinking approach to identifying problems and solutions
  • To work collaboratively with other organisations to inform potential safety alerts/safety supplement content.

A HSCP Lead representative is now being sought to join the NPSA Working Group.

The NPSA Working Group will meet on a monthly basis or more frequently if required. A  workshop on design thinking is taking place on Friday Sept 30th. The NPSA Working Group will meet monthly and/or as required, date for first meeting to be confirmed.

HSCP interested in this role are invited to submit their EOI’s to richard.smith@hse.ie  by 27th of September 2022.

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