Health and Technology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 195–196 | Cite as

Book review: « Clinical engineering financial management and benchmarking » subtitle: «Essential tools to manage finances and remain competitive for clinical engineering / health technology professionals » by Binseng Wang

  • Marc Nyssen
Review Paper


Not so many books describe and model the effective budgeting and benchmarking of clinical engineering departments. The publications by Frize (Med Biol Eng Comput 28:153–9, 1990), (Med Biol Eng Comput 28:160–5, 1990) are insightful but they are now somewhat outdated. Therefore, an up-to-date systematic approach, based on real data is most useful. Benchmarking was described by Wang (J Clin Eng 33:24–37, 2008) in 2008 but now 10 years after, we obtain a clearer picture of how to perform this in current reality.


Clinical engineering Budget Management Benchmarking 


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    Frize M. Results of an international survey of clinical engineering departments, part I: role, functional involvement and recognition. Med Biol Eng Comput. 1990a;28:153–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Frize M. Results of an international survey of clinical engineering departments, part II: budgets, staffing, resources and financial strategies. Med Biol Eng Comput. 1990b;28:160–5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Wang B, et al. Clinical engineering benchmarking: an analysis of American acute care hospitals. J Clin Eng. 2008;33:24–37.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BrusselsBelgium

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