‘How to Manage’ Series for Healthcare Technology

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Guides and manuals
Publication Date: 2005

This series of guides aims to promote better management of healthcare technology and to provide practical advice on all aspects of its acquisition and utilization, as well as on the organization and financing of healthcare technical services that can deliver effective Healthcare Technology Management (HTM). The guides can be used independently and at all levels of health service delivery, for all types of health care provider organisations and encompass the roles of health workers and all relevant support personnel. 

These guides are the product of close cooperation between a number of experts in the field, funded by the UK Department for International Development. It was produced by consultants and advisers from organisations including Ziken International, ECHO International Health Services in the UK, FAKT in Germany, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), GTZ, the Swiss Tropical Institute, and the Medical Research Council of South Africa.

The guides may be downloaded from the links below and used free of charge. However, we would be pleased if you let us know that you are using them, by emailing us at info@healthpartners-int.co.uk.

A further resource for Guide 2 is available at the OpenLearn Labspace.

A Spanish translation of the “How to Manage” Guides are available here. The six guides were translated into Spanish by the efforts of the Biomedical Engineering faculty and students at Tec de Monterrey medical school in Monterrey, Mexico.

Está disponible para su descarga la traducción al español de las Guías de Ziken y otros recursos. Las seis Guías fueron traducidas al español por el personal académico del Departamento de Ingeniería Biomédica y estudiantes de la Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud del Tecnológico de Monterrey en Monterrey, México.

Guide 1. How to organize a system of healthcare technology management (1300kb) Guide 2. How to Plan and Budget for Your Healthcare Technology (2000kb) Guide 3. How to Procure and Commission Your Healthcare Technology (kb) Guide 4. How to Operate Your Healthcare Technology Effectively and Safely (kb) Guide 5. How to Organize the Maintenance of Your Healthcare Technology (2000kb) Guide 6. How to Manage the Finances of Your Healthcare Technology Management Teams (1000kb)

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