American Journal of Applied Sciences

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

Hassana Mahfoud, Abdellah El Barkany and Ahmed El Biyaali

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.439.450

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 4

Pages 439-450


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.


© 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.