We have been optimising performance for our clients in the wider Asia-Pacific region for many years, by sharing our knowledge and expertise in biomedical engineering:
Training courses, tailored to customer’s requirements, have been provided in Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Malaysia, and Hong Kong
FBE staff provided consultancy and mentoring to Biomedical Engineering Technicians, in 2003 and 2005, through the AusAID funded Medical Equipment Management in the Pacific (MEMP) project and the Papua New Guinea Health Sector Support program.
Flinders Biomedical Engineering advised the Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Services Department regarding a model for restructuring biomedical engineering activities throughout Hong Kong. Training was provided for visiting engineers by Flinders Biomedical Engineering and collaborating South Australian partners on medical imaging equipment in 2002.
Flinders Biomedical Engineering provided a Situational Analysis of the Services of a Malaysian Biomedical Engineering company.
Following the situational analysis, a collaborative program was established for the training of Malaysian Biomedical Engineers both in Malaysia and Adelaide:
FBE developed and delivered targeted short training courses in Malaysia, to Biomedical Engineers and technicians, in partnership with the local branch of an international research institute. Course content included:
As part of a joint venture involving FBE’s client and the local branch of an international research institute, FBE trained staff and increased the capability of nine hospital biomedical engineering departments in Malaysia.
The departments in two of Kuala Lumpur’s largest hospitals received special treatment, including a four-year program of managing and reforming the operations and redesigning the departments. The responsibility, of providing biomedical engineering services to the hospitals, was delegated to FBE and the joint venture. FBE personnel were appointed as department heads and senior biomedical engineers. Selected local biomedical engineers were appointed as assistant/trainee managers and departmental staff. The world’s best practices and procedures were introduced into the departments. In the following months/years, the performance and efficiency of the departments excelled and they became world-class centres of excellence in biomedical engineering:
As well as optimising the performance of the departments, FBE personnel trained the local staff and managers in the best practices and procedures, and gradually handed the operation of the departments to local managers and staff, over a three year period.
The client then had the total ownership, responsibility and benefits of the international showcase departments, and became the leading concession company in Malaysia
FBE participated in Australia Business Week in India (ABWI) in January 2015 in Delhi, Pune and Mumbai. This included visits to some of the major hospitals in these cities, where the hospital managers were able to discuss their biomedical engineering needs and strategy with FBE.
In conjunction with ABWI, FBE also visited several hospitals in Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, to learn about the various models used to provide biomedical engineering support to hospitals in India, and identify how FBE can help to improve that support.
FBE is seeking continuing discussions with healthcare organisations, with a view to delivering improved biomedical engineering services in India.
For further information about programs to assist biomedical engineering operations to meet industry benchmarks and become centres of excellence contact info@fbe .com.au.
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