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HOW DOES IFMBE PROMOTE

MEDICAL AND CARE

COMPUNETICS?

Federation

International

for Medical

IFMBE

and Biological Engineering

Joachim H. Nagel

President of the IFMBE

Professor and Chairman

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Stuttgart

Germany

The ICMCC Event 2005, The Hague

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IFMBE

STRUCTURE

IFMBE IFMBE

General General

Assembly Assembly

51 national and international

constituent societies, representing

more than 100,000 members

Administrative

Administrative

Council Council

Secretaries Secretaries

International

International

Academy Academy

Divisions Divisions

Working Working Groups Groups

Committees Committees

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IFMBE STRUCTURE

Regional

Working Working Groups Groups

Divisions Divisions

Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific

Clinical Clinical Engineering Engineering

Health Health Care Care

Technology

Assessment

Europe Europe (EAMBES) (EAMBES)

Latin Latin America America

(CORAL) (CORAL)

Africa/ICHTM

Africa/ICHTM

Committees

Developing Developing Countries Countries

International Liaisons

Others Others

How can these

groups promote

Medical and Care

Compunetics?

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IFMBE Mission

The mission of of the the IFMBE is is to to encourage, support,

represent and unify the theworld-wide Medical and

Biological Engineering Community in in order to to

promote health and quality of of life lifethrough the the

advancement of of research, development, application

and management of of technology.

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How to to achieve the the

global promotion of of health and quality of of life?

World-wide cooperation with the the health care systems

and governments,

•• through the the IFMBE member societies on on the the

national level, and

•• through IFMBE cooperation with global partners

on on the the international level.

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The IFMBE International Liaisons

• WHO, UN, UN-UNIDO, UN-UNESCO

NGO status: full rights (except voting), i.e. participation

in the Full Assemblies and Executive Board meetings,

submission of resolutions. Common projects mainly

in the area of health care, health care technology,

capacity building and standards.

• WSC, IEC, ISO, CENELEC and CEN

• ICSU, the International Council for Science

• Regional Liaisons

• WHO-PAHO / Latin America

• CORAL

• Asia Pacific

• Africa

• European Union

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The International Liaisons of of the the IFMBE and the the

resulting direct cooperation with virtually all all

governments and health care systems world wide

place it it into the the unique position among the the many

groups and societies which are are active in in

biomedical engineering of of being able to to strongly

influence health care and the the health care systems

and thus to to promote health and quality of of life.

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IFMBE activities related to to Medical and Care

Compunetics

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World World Standards Standards Cooperation High-Level Workshop Workshop

International Standards for for Medical Technologies

under under the the patronage patronage of of WHO WHO

Geneva,

Geneva,

February

February

2004

2004

Advisory Advisory Group: Group: Presidents/CEOs Presidents/CEOs of of WSC, WSC, ISO, ISO, IEC, IEC, ITU, ITU,

WHO WHO and and its its International International Non-Governmental

Non-Governmental

Organizations Organizations (IFMBE) (IFMBE)

ISO Press Release, Ref.: 899

3 March 2004

Workshop generates new momentum for standardization of

medical technologies

A standardization strategy for facilitating the worldwide deployment of innovative

medical technologies to enhance public health and foster international trade was the

successful output of the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) workshop.

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The purpose of an

international alliance

The creation of an International Alliance for

Patient Safety would be a significant step in

the struggle to improve the safety of health

care in all Member countries. At present no

single player has the expertise, funding or

research and delivery capabilities to tackle

the full range of patient safety issues on a

worldwide scale.

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PAGE 32 IFMBE NEWS NO. 70, JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2005

Primum Non Nocere

IFMBE Participates in the Launch of the

World Alliance for Patient Safety

Adverse events in health care delivery cause many cases of illness, injury and death. Studies in a number of countries

have shown a rate of adverse events ranging from 3.5% to 16.6% among hospital patients in industrialized countries.

In developing countries and countries in economic transition the situation is far more serious. WHO reports that

77% of all reported cases of counterfeit and substandard drugs occur in developing countries and that at least 50%

of all medical equipment in many of these countries is unsafe or unusable.

The Alliance has the firm objective to deliver six programs within the next two years:

♦ A key element will be the Global Patient Safety Challenge, focusing over 2005-2006 on the challenge of

health-care associated infection;

♦ Patients for Patient Safety involving patient organizations and individuals in Alliance work;

♦ Taxonomy for Patient Safety ensuring consistency in the concepts, principles, norms and terminology used in

patient safety work;

♦ Research for Patient Safety developing a rapid assessment tool for use in developing countries and undertaking

global prevalence studies of adverse effects;

♦ Solutions for Patient Safety promoting existing interventions and coordinating activity internationally

to ensure new solutions are delivered;

♦ Reporting and Learning generating best practice guidelines for existing and new reporting systems,

and facilitating early learning from information available.

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PAGE 32 IFMBE NEWS NO. 70, JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2005

Primum Non Nocere

IFMBE Participates in the Launch of the

World Alliance for Patient Safety

In parallel and as a part of the activities of the World Alliance for Patient Safety, the

WHO’s Department of Essential Health Technologies in cooperation with the

IFMBE is dealing with the issue of safety as well.

Essential health technologies

are evidence-based technologies that provide cost-efficient solutions

to health problems.

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Essential health technologies

are evidence-based technologies that provide cost-efficient solutions to health problems.

Health technologies are ubiquitous in health care.

From the simplest to the most advanced, they

provide the backbone of the services medicine

can offer in prophylactics and in care of disease

and ailment.

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Join Join public public health health professionals

and and global global health health advocates from from

around around the the world world for for a preview of of

the the U.S. U.S. Surgeon General‘s Call Call to to

Action Action on on his his upcoming Report Report on on

Global Global Health.

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United Nations and International Telecommunications Union

The UN General Assembly Resolution 56/183 (21 December 2001) endorsed

the holding of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in two

phases. The first phase took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of

Switzerland from 10 to 12 December 2003 and the second phase will take

place in Tunis hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 16 to 18 November

2005.

One of the important issues is e-Health

According to the 2003 World Summit on the Information Society, access

to healthcare information and services is a basic right.

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WHO’s Health InterNetwork

Recognizing the the negative effects effects associated with with unequal distribution of of

health-related information throughout the the world, world, the the World World Health Health

Organization (WHO) (WHO) launched the the Health Health InterNetwork to to address address the the

healthcare information gap gap that that exists exists between developed and and developing

countries.

Focal Focal points points are: are:

Content Content creation: creation: WHO WHO implementation implementation teams teams will will work work with with academia, academia, private private sector sector

and and local local partners partners to to create create an an Internet Internet portal portal that that will will give give marginalized marginalized groups groups

access access to to high-quality, high-quality, contextually contextually relevant relevant content, content, created, created, where where possible, possible, in in local local

or or regional regional languages. languages.

Connectivity: Connectivity: the the project project seeks seeks to to establish establish over over 10,000 10,000 Internet Internet access access sites sites over over the the

next next seven seven years. years. The The WHO WHO will will work work closely closely with with NGOs NGOs and and local local partners partners to to

implement, implement, manage manage and and maintain maintain the the Internet Internet sites. sites.

Capacity Capacity building: building: Realizing Realizing that that many many communities communities in in the the developing developing world world lack lack the the

skills skills to to effectively effectively use use ICTS, ICTS, the the WHO WHO implementation implementation teams teams will will provide provide hands-on hands-on

training training in in a a variety variety of of new new technology technology fields, fields, including including basic basic computer computer and and Internet Internet

workshops. workshops.

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WHO

e-Health, Department of of Knowledge Management & Sharing

Key Key programme areas areas

Knowledge Mapping

Knowledge Knowledge Mapping Mapping is is an an evolving evolving discipline discipline in in Knowledge Knowledge Management Management which which not not

only only attempts attempts to to quantify quantify and and categorize categorize knowledge knowledge assets, assets, but but identify identify gaps, gaps, flows, flows,

constraints, constraints, and and understanding understanding of of knowledge knowledge dynamics dynamics within within a a system system to to help help

make make better better use use of of knowledge knowledge within within an an organization organization or or community. community. This This program program

helps helps countries countries adapt adapt and and apply apply methodology methodology for for knowledge knowledge mapping mapping and and deploy deploy

knowledge knowledge audits. audits.

Health Health Internet Governance

Enable Enable national national health health systems systems to to participate participate in in the the World World Summit Summit on on the the

Information Information Society Society process process and and the the UN-ICT UN-ICT Task Task Force. Force.

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WHO

e-Health, Department of of Knowledge Management & Sharing

Key Key programme areas areas

ICT ICT for for Human Human Resources for for Health Health

Provide Provide education education and and training training via via distance distance learning learning and and e-learning e-learning for for health health care care

workers, workers, mainly mainly in in developing developing countries countries

•• to to increase increase local local knowledge knowledge in in WHO WHO Member Member States States on on the the use use of of telemedicine telemedicine for for

health health policy policy development development and and decision decision making, making, for for improving improving access access to to and and quality quality

of of health health service service delivery delivery as as well well as as for for patient patient safety, safety,

•• to to provide provide advice advice to to WHO WHO Member Member States States on on introduction introduction and and sustainability sustainability of of

clinical clinical support support systems systems and and telemedicine,

telemedicine,

•• to to facilitate facilitate capacity capacity building building on on telemedicine, telemedicine,

•• to to develop develop a a shared shared knowledge knowledge base base on on telemedicine, telemedicine, and and mechanisms mechanisms for for

effectively effectively sharing sharing such such knowledge knowledge with with users, users, through through the the Internet Internet and and other other

platforms, platforms,

•• to to improve improve decision decision making, making, health health services services delivery delivery and and patient patientsafety at at various various

levels levels of of the the health health system system via via implementation implementation of of electronic electronic health health records, records, clinical clinical

decision decision support support systems systems for for diagnosis diagnosis and and treatment, treatment, and and remote remoteconsultations

systems, systems, and and

•• to to improve improve health health centre centre efficiency efficiency with with work work flow flow management management tools. tools.

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WHO

e-Health, Department of of Knowledge Management & Sharing

Key Key programme areas areas

Global Global Observatory for for e-Health Systems

Document, Document, analyze analyze and and report report the the situation situation and and trends trends in in ICT ICT in in health health focusing focusing on on

policy, policy, access, access, quality, quality, security, security, safety safety and and best best use. use.

•• Provide Provide timely timely and and high-quality high-quality evidence evidence and and information information to to support support national national

governments governments and and international international bodies bodies in in improving improving policy, policy, practice practice and and

management management of of e-health e-health services services and and systems. systems.

•• Raise Raise awareness awareness and and commitment commitment of of governments governments and and the the private private sector sector to to

invest invest in, in, promote promote and and advance advance e-health e-health systems. systems.

•• Distill Distill knowledge knowledge that that will will make make a a significant significant contribution contribution to to the the improvement improvement of of

health health through through the the use use of of ICT. ICT.

•• Publish Publish an an annual annual report report on on key key e-health e-health research research topics topics as as a a reference reference for for

governments governments and and policy policy makers. makers.

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IFMBE’S ROLE IN IN

THE ADVANCEMENT OF

MEDICAL AND CARE COMPUNETICS:

COORDINATOR, ADVOCATE, INCUBATOR,

ENABLER, LINK BETWEEN DEVELOPERS AND

CONSUMERS

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• WSC World Standards Cooperation

• IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

• ISO International Organization for Standardization

• ITU-T International Telecommunication Union's standardization sector

• WHO World Health Organization

Partnership with:

• GHTF Global Harmonization Task Force

• AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

• Eucomed European Medical Technology Industry Association

• JFMDA Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations

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