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A Hybrid Decision-Making Model for Maintenance Prioritization in Health Care Systems

Hassana Mahfoud1, Abdellah El Barkany1 and Ahmed El Biyaali1
  • 1 Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, B.P. 2202-Route d’Imouzzer-Fez, Morocco


Clinical engineering departments have to establish and continuously regulate a Medical Equipment Management Program (MEMP) to ensure a high reliability and safety of their critical medical devices. Asset criticality assessment is an essential element of reliability centered maintenance and risk-based maintenance, especially when enormous various devices exist and the worst failure consequences are not evident. This paper presents a new risk-based prioritization framework for maintenance decisions. We propose a Multi-Expert Multi-Criteria decision making (MEMC) model to classify medical devices according to their criticality and we describe how obtained scores are used to set up guidelines for appropriate maintenance strategies.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 4, 2016, 439-450


Submitted On: 3 March 2016 Published On: 28 April 2016

How to Cite: Mahfoud, H., Barkany, A. E. & Biyaali, A. E. (2016). A Hybrid Decision-Making Model for Maintenance Prioritization in Health Care Systems. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(4), 439-450.

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  • Medical Devices
  • MEM Program
  • Risk-Based Prioritization
  • Criticality Assessment
  • MEMC Decision Making and Maintenance Strategies