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Listing of nearly 200 BME/BMET programs (type of degrees and contact information) in the United States of America. Prepared by the University of Vermont (685 Kb, 6/28/2013)
New Maintenance Requirements From CMS*New Maintenance Requirements From CMS (Matthew Baretich) (3.3 mb, 11/3/2012)
Clarification of Hospital Equipment Maintenance Requirements*Clarification of Hospital Equipment Maintenance Requirements (attachment to New Maintenance Requirements From CMS by Matthew Baretich) (477 kb, 11/2/2012)
CMS Revised Equipment Maintenance Requirements-An Update*CMS Revised Equipment Maintenance Requirements-An Update (Binseng Wang) (505 kb, 10/28/2012)
Proposed CMS Requirements to Follow OEM Guideline for Medical Equipment Maintenance*Proposed CMS Requirements to Follow OEM Guideline for Medical Equipment Maintenance (Grimes, S.L.) (1.1 mb, 10/28/2012)
Healthcare Technology Challenges 2020: Defining a Framework for Success*Healthcare Technology Challenges 2020: Defining a Framework for Success (Grimes, SL). JHIM (Volume 26, Issue Number 3/Summer 2012) With reprint permission from HIMSS (218 kb, 7/26/2012)
Clinical Engineering Domains & Related Roles by Steve Grimes (Feb 2012) (937 kb, 7/15/2012)
2011 Summit Clinical Alarms (1.6 mb, 7/14/2012)

Student Papers

Remote Video Monitoring for High-Risk Patients  2021 Student Paper US/Canada Master Division Winner: Eden D'Souza, E.I.T., Graduate Student at Carleton College, Canada (247 Kb, 4/12/2021)
2020 Student Paper US/Canada Master Program Division Winner: Biomedical Eng. Dept. Staff Productivity Analysis 2020 Student Paper US/Canada Master Division Winner: Ms. Payal Mandot, graduate student at University of Ottawa (1.23 MB, 3/20/2020)
2020 Student Paper US/Canada Doctorate Division Winner: Bed Control Process Standardization at a County Hospital 2020 Student Paper US/Canada Doctorate Division Winner: Ms. Priyanka Upendra, Graduate student at Capella University (977 Kb, 3/19/2020)
2019 Student Paper Competition Winner: Investigating Electromagnetic Interference of Oscillatin Ventilators by Radio Transmitting Device, by Cooper Schwabe 2019 Student Paper Competition, Master Program, Winner: Cooper Schwabe. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of radio transmitting devices (i.e. cell phones, mobile compuers, etc.) on high frequency oscillating ventilators (HFOV0 used in the neonatal intensive care unit. Studies have shown significant EMI between ventilators and communication devices, which disrupt normal operation by creating modular malfuntions, change in parameter settings, and random shut downs and reboots. HFOVs are categorized as life safety equipment, so it is imperative to ensure normal operation. (577 KB, 5/20/2019)
2018 Student Paper competiton winner: Prototype of Medical Device Integration Knowledge Base and Expert System Queries, by Bridget Moorman  A medical device integration ontology and knowledge base prototype was built using Protégé. The medical device ontology focused on those medical devices'characteristics that were important to determince if a specific medical device had networking ability, any networking transformaiton capability for that medical device and the sensor and/or setting data available from the medical device to be preesnted to an interface broker and/or electronic health record (EHR) application. (763Kb, 1/26/2018)
2015 Student Paper Competition winning paper: YNHH medical equipment database: Standardization of nomenclature and risk assessment procedure ACCE 2015 Student Paper Competition: Winner: Michele Manzoli
This paper discusses the use of a standard nomenclature system for medical equipment class descriptions and codes and develops a proposal for a new risk assessment procedure compliant with the new TJC standards for medical equipment maintenance and inspired by the reading of the most recent relevant literature. (199Kb, 3/21/2015)
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE): What it is, where we are, and why it is important  ACCE 2015 Student Paper Competition: Runner-up: Darcy Del Dotto (1.1Mb, 3/20/2015)

Professional Practices/Guidelines

WHO publications on medical devices Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, 2019
WHO Medical Devices Newsletter
and more (, 11/22/2019)
ACCE 2018 Body of Knowledge Survey Report The purpose of the Body of Knowledge (BOK) Survey was to develop the scope of practice for clinical engineers during their day-to-day work. The results were compiled and analyzed for use in designing the Clinical Engineering Certification Exam. The results will be used to ensure the certification exam closely matches the body of knowledge clinical engineers need to function in their jobs. (614KB, 12/6/2018)
Viewpoint of the ACCE _ FDA Workshop on Refurbishing, Reconditioning, Rebuilding, and Servicing of Medical Devices Performed by Third-Party Entities and Original Equipment Manufacturers ACCE viewpoint presented at FDA Public Workshop - Refurbishing, Reconditioning, Rebuilding, Remarketing, Remanufacturing, and Servicing of Medical Devices Performed by Third-Party Entities and Original Equipment Manufacturers, October 27-28, 2016 (, 10/27/2016)
ACCE comments on FDA Docket# FDA-2016-N-0436 ACCE comments to FDA Reuqest for Comments on Refurbishing, Reconditioning, Rebuilding, Remarketing, Remanufacturing, and Servicing of Medical Devices Performed by Third-Party Entities and Original Equipment Manufacturers. (, 6/1/2016)
ACCE Code of Ethics Code of Ethics - Clinical Engineers (63KB, 1/1/2016)
VHA Patient Safety Assessment Tool (PSAT)*VHA Patient Safety Assessment Tool (PSAT) (294 Kb, 10/18/2013)
Guideline for Certification (83 Kb, 5/12/2012)
Guideline for Support for BMET (22 Kb, 5/12/2012)
Guideline for Cost Savings (13 Kb, 5/12/2012)

White Papers

New Opportunities for BME/CE Health IT Education (v20) Authored by Elliot Sloane, PhD; Joseph Welsh, JD; Thomas Judd, MS (118 Kb, 5/1/2014)
IHE - Key to the Future of the Digital Hospital Authored by S.L. Grimes (98 Kb, 10/1/2004)
Security: A New Clinical Engineer Paradigm Authored by S.L. Grimes (91 Kb, 7/1/2004)
Clinical Engineers: Stewards of Healthcare Technologies Authored by S.L. Grimes (173 Kb, 5/1/2004)
The Future of Clinical Engineering: The Challenge of Change Authored by S.L. Grimes (795 Kb, 3/1/2003)


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