Experience

With 40 years experience, Mr. Lipschultz is an expert on medical technology and patient safety. He consults for hospitals, medical device companies, legal firms and insurance carriers, providing biomedical, clinical, and forensic engineering support. His extensive knowledge includes familiarity with the design, use and failures associated with defibrillators, electrosurgical units, infusion pumps, patient monitors and other types of medical devices utilized in hospitals. As director of clinical engineering for hospitals and health care systems in Delaware and Connecticut, he helped develop and lead departments responsible for managing the preventive maintenance, calibration, repair and in-service education for all medical devices. Over the years, Mr. Lipschultz has served on a number of hospital committees and has been honored for his work in patient safety and biomedical engineering.

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Delaware
  • Certified in Clinical Engineering, Healthcare Technology Certification Commission
  • Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Foundation
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Washington University, 1973
  • Certificate – Technology in Health Care, Interdepartmental Graduate Program 
in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, 1973
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1971
  • Published and/or presented more than 30 technical articles

Affiliations/Awards

  • ACCE/HTF Marv Shepherd Patient Safety Award, 2012
  • AAMI Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award, 2006
  • National Coalition for Infusion Therapy Safety, 2015 – Present
  • National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety, 2014 – Present
  • Healthcare Technology Safety Institute,
    • Infusion Devices Steering Committee, 2013 – Present
    • Clinical Alarms Steering Committee, 2012 – Present
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
    • Electrical Safety Committee, 1975 – Present
    • Infusion Device Committee, 2010 – Present
    • Medical Device Alarm Committee, 2011 – Present
    • Co-Chair, Standards Board, 1993 – 2015
    • Editorial Board for Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, 1987 – Present
    • Technology Management Council, 2004 – Present
  • American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE)
    • Fellow, 2015 – Present
    • Vice President, Board of Directors, 2016 – Present
    • Member at Large, 2012 – 2016
  • ECRI Institute, Health Devices Journal, Advisory Board, 2007 – 2011
  • American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS), National Patient 
Safety Foundation
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Health Care Facilities
  • Chair, NFPA 99 Technical Committee on Medical Equipment, 2007 – 2015

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