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Technology has vastly improved almost all aspects of health as well as healthcare. Today, diseases, which were previously considered undiagnosable, can be treated successfully. Patients can access various healthcare benefits even in the comfort of their homes. The achievement behind this transformation is, to a significant degree, accredited to healthcare engineers who represent an essential part of the engine driving healthcare forward. The healthcare industry needs more qualified engineers from various engineering disciplines in terms of both quantity and quality, particularly computer, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineers. However, most engineering students are not familiar with the career opportunities existing in the healthcare industry,” remarks Dr. Ming-Chien Chyu, Founding President of the Healthcare Engineering Alliance Society (HEALS).