A Hybrid Decision-Making Model for Maintenance Prioritization in Health Care Systems
- 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.
Copyright: © 2016 Hassana Mahfoud, Abdellah El Barkany and Ahmed El Biyaali. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Medical Devices
- MEM Program
- Risk-Based Prioritization
- Criticality Assessment
- MEMC Decision Making and Maintenance Strategies