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.
Mahfoud, H., El Barkany, A., & El Biyaali, A. (2016). A hybrid decision-making model for maintenance prioritization in health care systems. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(4), 439–450. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.439.450