The health care delivery system has grown to depend on medical devices and systems to diagnose, treat and monitor patients in health care. These medical devices have become very complex, as they are becoming microprocessor controlled, PC based and networked to share information. The quest of every society, including Ghana, is to continuously improve the quality of its member’s lives through promoting of health, prevention of disease, and access to an efficient health care delivery system. The delivery of efficient and quality health care system largely depends upon technology especially medical technology. As medical technology continues to evolve, so does its impact on patient outcomes, hospital operations, and financial resources. The ability to manage this continual evolution has become a major challenge in all health care organizations. The effective and efficient management of medical technology has become a matter of financial survival for health care facilities, and therefore medical technology management is one of the most important segments of the health care system.

Medical technology management requires both technical and managerial expertise. The Biomedical Equipment Technician is trained to ensure cost-effective, efficacious and safe management of medical technology to meet the demands of quality patient care. Currently, there is no institution in Ghana that offers a programme in Biomedical Equipment Technology. It is therefore not surprising that a visit to some of our hospitals, including the major ones, reveals the deplorable state of the medical technology in those hospitals.

 

It is to address this prevailing national need that Valley View University has decided to start a two-year Diploma programme in Biomedical Equipment Technology.

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