Strategic Planning For Clinical Engineering at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) Mission and Vision : https://www.jhah.com/en/about-us
We enhance the health and wellbeing of the people we care for in an environment of quality, growth and learning.
We strive to be a healthcare system that is a regional leader in patient and family experience, clinical outcomes and the advancement of health professions.
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare will evolve into a health system of excellence that provides enhanced specialty and subspecialty services, new lines of treatment and research.
Clinical Engineering Department:
No of employees = 32
Managing 18670 medical device
Managing 2 hospitals ( Dhahran – 340 beds and Al Hasa – 80 Beds)
3 Community Clinic ( Abqaiq – Rastunorah- Udhailiah )
64 poly Clinic in all over Saudi Arabia
Current organization structure:
Proposed Department Structure:
Rename the department name: to Healthcare Technology Managment
We strive to provide JHAH with the safest cutting-edge technology with best value.
To be the regional benchmark in the field by 2025
goal 1—Improving the safety of clinical equipment:
i. Improve current Clinical engineering structure
ii. Create and fill a Medical Device Systems Security Specialist position within the clinical engineering group. The individual filling this unique position would assess and manage cybersecurity risks and serve as a liaison between the clinical engineering and IT departments.
iii. Further integrate human factors analysis into equipment evaluation and selection.
iv. Improve analytics and interaction with equipment operators related to use errors.
v. Review and improve the preventive maintenance program
vi. Develop alarm management policy
vii. Complete the annual clinical equipment replacement plan.
viii. Develop end-user training policy
ix. Achieve the ECRI Biomedical engineering accreditation
2. goal 2—Ensuring regulatory compliance:
i. Develop policy for Alert and recall of medical devices
ii. Develop process for medical device occurrence reporting and investigation though DATIX system
3. goal 3—Improving the team’s knowledge and abilities:
i. Convert the main service contract to manpower base contract (to reduce the employee turnover, employee integrity and engagement)
ii. Develop a road map for team development.
iii. Develop training based on medical device risk classifications
iv. Discuss personal development planning during staff’s annual review.
4. goal 4—Demonstrating best practices in the clinical engineering field:
i. Review and standardize preventive maintenance procedures.
ii. Have Certified Clinical Engineers (CCE)
iii. Develop best practice of medical device utilization and benchmarking based on hospital size.