Seminar - Biomed/weServe Seminar - Challenges and Rewards of Building Capacity to Support Healthcare Technologies around the Globe
Date: March 11, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Matheson Hall, Room: 109
Senior Clinical Engineer
Healthcare depends heavily on technology. This technology needs to be designed, chosen, managed, and supported properly in order to effectively prevent and treat diseases.
A look at of how medical technology is managed in healthcare institutions of developing countries around the globe reveals numerous problems that negatively impact on their ability deliver health services. In many developing countries a large percentage of medical devices are non-functional. Without the correct kind and quantity of properly working equipment, patients either have to forego treatment, wait until the equipment becomes available, or travel to another city or province that has the required equipment. Furthermore, unsuitable or poorly maintained equipment exposes patients to elevated risks of safety hazards and negative clinical outcomes.
This presentation will share the professional and personal experiences and impressions of a clinical engineer who has spent most of his career, over 16 years, working around the world helping biomedical engineering professionals support technology to improve healthcare.
Ismael Cordero is a Clinical Engineer with extensive experienced training and building capacity to support healthcare technology in developing countries.
Mr. Cordero is currently the Senior Clinical Engineer for ORBIS International, headquartered in New York City, where he has worked with since 1994. Prior to his work with ORBIS, Mr. Cordero received a BS in biomedical engineering technology from Temple University in 1989 and subsequently served as biomedical engineer in several companies and hospitals in Philadelphia prior to joining ORBIS.
Mr. Cordero has worked in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, where he has helped organize many international training and consultative activities for hospital managers, biomedical and clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians and clinical personnel. These activities include collaborations with the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Mr. Cordero is a technical advisor for the WHO and is a member of ACCE’s International Committee as well as a member of the Board of the Clinical Engineering Division (CED) of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
He was the winner of the 2008 ACCE Professional Achievement in Management Award/Managerial Excellence and has authored articles and conducted many presentations on healthcare technology management around the world.
Matheson Hall is located at 32nd and Market Streets.