Preventive maintenance is a core function of clinical engineering and it is essential to guarantee the correct functioning of the equipment. The management and control of maintenance activities are equally important to perform maintenance. As the variety of medical equipment increases, accordingly the size of maintenance activities increases, the need for better management and control become essential. This article aims to develop a new model for preventive maintenance priority of medical equipment using quality function deployment (QFD) as a new concept in maintenance of medical equipment. We developed a 3 domain framework model consisting of requirement, function, and concept. The requirement domain is the house of quality matrix (HOQ). The second domain is the design matrix. Finally, the concept domain generates a prioritization index for preventive maintenance considering the weights of critical criteria. According to the final scores of those criteria, the prioritization action of medical equipment is carried out. Our model proposes 5 levels of priority for preventive maintenance. The model was tested on 200 pieces of medical equipment belonging to 17 different departments of 2 hospitals in Piedmont province, Italy. The data set includes 70 different types of equipment. The results show a high correlation between risk - based criteria and the prioritization list.
|Titolo:||Preventive Maintenance Prioritization Index of Medical Equipment Using Quality Function Deployment|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/JBHI.2014.2337895|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|