A Comprehensive Review of Hospital Strategic Planning Optimization through Clinical Engineering Expertise

Document Type : Review articles


1 biomedical engineering department- MTC Cairo - Egypt

2 Military Technical College Kobry El-kobba


Designing hospitals is a challenging task due to the critical nature of the services they provide. The hospital building must accommodate a variety of healthcare services, including medical imaging, sample analysis, surgical operations, and emergency care, to facilitate disease diagnosis and therapy. The efficient delivery of these services depends on multiple parameters, but effective strategic planning for hospital’ rooms is crucial for success. While physicians, architects, and sponsors traditionally form the planning team, the role of the clinical engineer (CE) is often overlooked. However, CE possesses valuable expertise in healthcare technology and experience that can significantly contribute to the development of an ergonomically designed hospital, characterized by enhanced operational efficiency and optimal moral hygiene. This literature will delve into the reasons why the clinical engineer is the ideal choice for this role and highlight the benefits of selecting him to practice this specialty. Additionally, this study aims to loudly announce this fact and will propose recommendations to enhance the clinical engineer's capability to adapt to the future smart hospitals, which are considered the ultimate goal in healthcare facility planning.


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