Clinical Engineer (CE)

The World Health Organization (WHO) noted in 2018 that it is critical that “trained and qualified medical engineering professionals are required to design, evaluate, regulate, maintain and manage medical devices, and train on their safe use in health systems around the world. This role is referred to as clinical engineering (CE), biomedical engineering (BE), and/or health-care technology management (HTM) dependent on regional terminology.”

WHO often uses the term 'Biomedical Engineer' as one who practices Clinical Engineering.

WHO is developing CE-HTM Indicators to measure the progress of their 194 Member States in growing their Clinical Engineering capability.