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María Carmen Carnero     University Lecturer 
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María Carmen Carnero published an article in September 2017.
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Diego J. Pedregal

66 shared publications

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Andres Gomez

54 shared publications

Galicia Supercomputing Center (CESGA), 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Pedro Mayorga

19 shared publications

EnerOcean S.L

David Almorza

8 shared publications

University of Cadiz, Spain

Carlos López-Escobar

5 shared publications

Independent Researcher, Spain

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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Optimization of Maintenance in Production and Storage Systems for Domestic Water María Carmen Carnero, Andrés Gómez Published: 21 September 2017
Water Resources Management, doi: 10.1007/s11269-017-1815-2
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Article 4 Reads 6 Citations A multicriteria decision making approach applied to improving maintenance policies in healthcare organizations María Carmen Carnero, Andrés Gómez Published: 23 April 2016
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, doi: 10.1186/s12911-016-0282-7
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Background Healthcare organizations have far greater maintenance needs for their medical equipment than other organization, as many are used directly with patients. However, the literature on asset management in healthcare organizations is very limited. The aim of this research is to provide more rational application of maintenance policies, leading to an increase in quality of care. Methods This article describes a multicriteria decision-making approach which integrates Markov chains with the multicriteria Measuring Attractiveness by a Categorical Based Evaluation Technique (MACBETH), to facilitate the best choice of combination of maintenance policies by using the judgements of a multi-disciplinary decision group. The proposed approach takes into account the level of acceptance that a given alternative would have among professionals. It also takes into account criteria related to cost, quality of care and impact of care cover. Results This multicriteria approach is applied to four dialysis subsystems: patients infected with hepatitis C, infected with hepatitis B, acute and chronic; in all cases, the maintenance strategy obtained consists of applying corrective and preventive maintenance plus two reserve machines. Conclusions The added value in decision-making practices from this research comes from: (i) integrating the use of Markov chains to obtain the alternatives to be assessed by a multicriteria methodology; (ii) proposing the use of MACBETH to make rational decisions on asset management in healthcare organizations; (iii) applying the multicriteria approach to select a set or combination of maintenance policies in four dialysis subsystems of a health care organization. In the multicriteria decision making approach proposed, economic criteria have been used, related to the quality of care which is desired for patients (availability), and the acceptance that each alternative would have considering the maintenance and healthcare resources which exist in the organization, with the inclusion of a decision-making group. This approach is better suited to actual health care organization practice and depending on the subsystem analysed, improvements are introduced that are not included in normal maintenance policies; in this way, not only have different maintenance policies been suggested, but also alternatives that, in each case and according to viability, provide a more complete decision tool for the maintenance manager. Keywords Maintenance policies Multicriteria analysis MACBETH Decision-making techniques Markov chains Healthcare organizations Dialysis subsystems
Article 6 Reads 2 Citations Fuzzy Multicriteria Model for Selection of Vibration Technology María Carmen Carnero Published: 01 January 2016
Shock and Vibration, doi: 10.1155/2016/6723605
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The benefits of applying the vibration analysis program are well known and have been so for decades. A large number of contributions have been produced discussing new diagnostic, signal treatment, technical parameter analysis, and prognosis techniques. However, to obtain the expected benefits from a vibration analysis program, it is necessary to choose the instrumentation which guarantees the best results. Despite its importance, in the literature, there are no models to assist in taking this decision. This research describes an objective model using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) to make a choice of the most suitable technology among portable vibration analysers. The aim is to create an easy-to-use model for processing, manufacturing, services, and research organizations, to guarantee adequate decision-making in the choice of vibration analysis technology. The model described recognises that judgements are often based on ambiguous, imprecise, or inadequate information that cannot provide precise values. The model incorporates judgements from several decision-makers who are experts in the field of vibration analysis, maintenance, and electronic devices. The model has been applied to a Health Care Organization.
Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Assessment of Environmental Sustainability in Health Care Organizations María Carmen Carnero Published: 29 June 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7078270
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Healthcare organizations should set a standard in corporate social responsibility and encourage environmental sustainability, since protection of the environment implies the development of preventive measures in healthcare. Environmental concern has traditionally focused on manufacturing plants. However, a Health Care Organization (HCO) is the only type of company which generates all existing classes of waste, and 20% is dangerous, being infectious, toxic or radioactive in nature. Despite the extensive literature analysing environmental matters, there is no objective model for assessing the environmental sustainability of HCOs in such a way that the results may be compared over time for an organization, and between different organizations, to give a comparison or benchmarking tool for HCOs. This paper presents a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis model integrating a Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process and utility theory, to evaluate environmental sustainability in HCOs. The model uses criteria assessed as a function of the number of annual treatments undertaken. The model has been tested in two HCOs of very different sizes.
Article 4 Reads 4 Citations Multicriteria model for maintenance benchmarking María Carmen Carnero Published: 01 April 2014
Journal of Manufacturing Systems, doi: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2013.12.006
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Article 3 Reads 2 Citations A decision support system for maintenance benchmarking in big buildings María Carmen Carnero Published: 01 January 2014
European J. of Industrial Engineering, doi: 10.1504/ejie.2014.061064
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