Identification of Health Technology Management departments in Mexico’s State health services

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Roberto Ayala
Elizabeth Orencio, BME

Keywords

Biomedical Engineering, Health Technology Management, Public Health Services

Abstract

To advance in the verification for the development of Health Technology Management (HTM) tasks that the State Health Services in Mexico have obligation to perform,  the National Center for Health Technology Excellence (CENETEC) carried out a survey of information to identify the organizational areas in charge for such activities within each of the 32 States, since to date there is no reliable and up-to-date official information about them. It could be identified that not all States have a department with specific designation for HTM, that the vast majority of existing areas are lead by a biomedical engineering professional, and also, in most cases, they respond to infrastructure planning area directives. These findings seek to promote a discussion on the need to standardize across the country, regarding State Health Services, this type of services to improve the processes necessary for the integral management processes of medical equipment.

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