Risk and quality management tools matrix risk or

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Risk and Quality Management Tools Matrix Risk or Quality Management Tool Purpose Advantages Disadvantages
5 Plan-Do-Study-Act  (PDSA) This tool is used when quality improvement initiatives are to be implemented gradually and improved as needed along the  way.  The rapid-cycle method of PDSA allows  for constant corrections and  improvements to be performed as each  cycles completes. This ensures that the  implementation team can make the  changes at any time during the process  without getting sidetracked by details. Implementation teams may have some  difficulty using the rapid-cycle structure  of the PDSA method. This may be  corrected with additional training, Root/Cause analysis Useful in assessing errors and  incidents that were reported  and in identifying the need for changes in procedures and to  use as evidence to suggest  system changes. Six Sigma This tool is effective for  decreasing defects and the  cost of operating. Using this  tool can improve outcomes in  healthcare settings for a  variety of services.  This tool is easier to implement and learn the more teams work with it and can be  used quite successfully by seasoned  teams improving patient safety, lowered  costs, and higher satisfaction at work. A substantial commitment is required of  both leadership time and resources is  needed to effectively use  Failure Modes and  Effects Analysis  (FMEA) This tool is effective to  maintain quality of care by  identifying potential areas of  failure. Health Failure Modes  and Effects Analysis  (HFMEA) This tool is used to provide a  detailed analysis of more  localized or smaller processes  which creates the ability to  give more specific  recommendations This tool is useful for identifying the  nature of most errors by proactively  analyzing vulnerabilities before any  negative or adverse events happened. This tool is seen as potentially too time  consuming. Common problems and challenges in risk and quality management Healthcare providers routinely make decisions that influence both the health and the safety of patients, both through direct contact and indirectly through other means; each decision made in
6 regards to the patient has a consequence, and any mistake or erroneous assessment can lead to irreversible problems for the patient. Risk management is essential to prevent such risks and thus prevent the further risk of lawsuit against the facility due to negligence or mistake; strategies for minimizing these risks should be established by administrators and regularly reviewed by staff.

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