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Gerald R. Goodman, Dr.Ph., CCE - Texas Woman's University. Houston, TX, US

Gerald R. Goodman, Dr.Ph., CCE Gerald R. Goodman, Dr.Ph., CCE

Professor, Department of Health Care Administration | Texas Woman's University


Gerald Goodman is an expert in medical device safety, patient safety and health care related occupational safety.



Beginning in engineering, Dr. Goodman earned bachelor degrees in Mathematics and in Engineering Technology at the University of Houston, and later received his Masters in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He received his Masters in Health Care Administration here at TWU.  Goodman continued his education at the UT School of Public Health for his Doctorate in Public Health. Before returning to TWU as a professor, Goodman acquired experience as a manager and consultant for various hospitals. He has been honored with service awards by the Accrediting Board for Engineering & Technology as well as the US Board for Clinical Engineering Certification. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives as well as other health care and engineering professional organizations

At TWU,  Goodman teaches Foundations of Health Services, Research Methods, Health Policy, and Health Performance and Quality. His research interests include patient safety and health policy.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Training and Development Research Health and Wellness

Areas of Expertise (4)

Medical Device Safety Health Care Related Occupational Safety Patient Safety Medical Device Error

Accomplishments (1)

Service Awards (professional)

Awarded by the Accrediting Board for Engineering & Technology as well as the US Board for Clinical Engineering Certification

Education (4)

University of Texas School of Public Health: Ph.D., Public Health

Southern Methodist University: M.Eng., Electrical Engineering

University of Houston: B.S., Mathematics

University of Houston: B.S., Electrical Technology

Affiliations (4)

  • American College of Health Care Executives : Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association: Member
  • Medical Group Management Association: - Member
  • American College of Clinical Engineering – Founding Member

Articles (8)

Educating Future Healthcare Managers: Key Challenges Handbook of Research on Information Technology Management: and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare

Goodman, Gerald R., and Selcer, Anne.

Dr. Ashish Dwivedi, University of Hull, UK, editor. Fall 2009.

Protecting The Patient: Collaborating To Achieve The Ideal Hospital Work Environment In Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 7, pages 149-161

Donde Batten, Ph.D., Gerald R. Goodman, DrPH, Susan M. Distefano, BS RN MSN.

Edited by Grant T. Savage and Eric W. Ford.
UK. JAI Press. 2008.

How can nurses help patients work more effectively with nurses to improve the safety of patient care? Nursing Economics


ABSTRACT: Goodman claims that the literature seems quite clear that patients still regard the nurse as the principal link between technical and interpersonal aspects of care. He further stresses that communication between the nurse and the patient or family is a key in patient ...

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A fragmented patient safety concept: the structure and culture of safety management in health care Hospital Topics


ABSTRACT: Safety in health care organizations is often an ownerless process with responsibility falling under a myriad of departments that individually are coordinating initiatives to improve aspects of safety. In contrast, other high-hazard industries seek to institutionalize safety ...

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Outcomes measurement in pain management: issues of disease complexity and uncertain outcomes Journal of Nursing Care Quality


ABSTRACT: Pain is a complex disease process. Pain management requires an interdisciplinary rather than a multidisciplinary clinical intervention, interdisciplinary because the factors that may affect pain intensity and duration occur simultaneously. A particular problem exits ...

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Managing the Risks of Medical Technology: Do Hazard Surveillance Systems Provide an Early Warning of Medical Device Problems? Dr. Michal Tamuz

Dissertation. Spring 1999.

Group processes of decision making for hospital-based technology assessment committees Biomedical instrumentation & technology/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation


ABSTRACT: There are a variety of group-judgment methods to resolve controversial issues in health care. Meta-analysis and group judgment methods such as consensus conferences are attempts to bring diverse elements of information together for synthesis. Leape notes that ...

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Electrosurgery burns and the urologist The Journal of Urology


ABSTRACT: Investigations into the problems associated with electrosurgery machines have concentrated on protecting the patient from radio frequency burns. While protection of the patient is essential an equally serious and dangerous situation exists in protecting the surgeon, ...

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