DC faculty member wins 2021 Challenge Award from the American College of Clinical Engineering

Durham College (DC) professor Richard Tidman has been recognized with the 2021 Challenge Award from the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) for his leadership in developing the first Health Care Technology Management – Honours Bachelor (HCTM) degree to be offered in North America.

A long-time faculty member, Tidman used his 35 plus years of expertise to create and launch the HCTM program at DC, which also has the distinction of being the first degree to be offered at the college.

Developed in response to the growing demand for professionals with a hybrid skill set that combines life sciences, medical technology and business acumen, the core of the program is comprised of six streams of study covering science and technology; medical equipment and clinical systems; mathematics and quantitative methods; management; research and design; and the health care industry, professionalism and ethics.

The first class of graduates will be available for hire in 2022, ready to use their unique qualifications to influence positive patient outcomes, address effective and safe use of innovative technologies, and ensure financial stewardship for their employers.

The Challenge Award is one of nine annual honours bestowed upon individuals and organizations as part of the ACCE Advocacy Awards, which were started in 1994 to recognize outstanding people in various aspects of the health care technology profession,

Congratulations to Professor Tidman for leading the way in this dynamic field.