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VOL 22.04: Making the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Process Leaner
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(September 15, 2020)
     

Change management tools can help you streamline your FMEA process

What happens when you mention failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to a team? The eyes roll up, there are some groans, people get fidgety. Why? Because creating an FMEA is not the most exciting thing to do. In my experience, using some simple change management tools can not only make this easier to do but also save time. It does require a bit of up-front work and some creativity.

In healthcare, FMEAs are often used as a part of the investigation of a sentinel event. These are any unanticipated events in a healthcare setting that result in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient or patients, not related to the natural course of the patient’s illness. It is important that these investigations are done efficiently and effectively. To do this, change management tools are used.

 

 

 

Published by : D. L. Shah Trust

Edited by : Mr. Hari K Taneja, Trustee, D. L. Shah Trust

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