Dr. Wang is inducted for using the scientific method and quantitative data analysis to advance clinical engineering, for leading the opposition to unnecessary and overly burdensome regulatory control and, above all, for enhancing patient safety in the deployment of health technology.
Dr. Wang holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Physics and Electronics Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and earned a Doctor of Science (ScD) degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has received numerous awards from a number of prestigious organizations, including 2 ACCE Management Achievement awards (1999 and 2001), 2 best paper awards from AAMI’s BI&T magazine (2006 and 2013), the 2010 AAMI Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award, and the 2015 ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award. He was elected fellow of ACCE in 2000 and fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2003.
Below are some excerpts from the supporting material provided for his nomination.
“Our clinical engineering profession arose from scientific and technical support to medicine – largely due to the growth of technology in patient care. The clinical environment and its needs and the regulatory environment that grew up around the technology were, in my view, somewhat [by] “trial and error”. Changes based upon opinion as much as science marked our history: e.g., publicity about micro shock, rapid adoption of legislation (e.g., California) and standards (e.g., NFPA), evolving accreditation (e.g., TJC) and regulation (e.g., FDA SMDA). Binseng challenged commonly accepted beliefs with data, contributing greatly to our transition to a more rational, science-based profession… Binseng’s data-based approaches to scheduled maintenance and to accreditation/regulation were often in opposition to conventional wisdom and tradition. He challenged established concepts and our processes across the spectrum, from basic issues to complex and esoteric considerations. He brought data to the regulatory environment while providing advice for meeting requirements to the profession… Continue reading.
The Editorial Board of AAMI’s research journal, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, selects three published submissions as outstanding.
BI&T Best Research Paper:
2014: “An Estimate of Patient Incidents Caused by Medical Equipment Maintenance Omissions” by Binseng Wang, Torgeir Rui, and Salil Balar. The authors are all with Aramark Healthcare Technologies.