FMEA: Uses in Informatics Projects

Mohiuddin, Nicole
December 2011
ANIA-CARING Newsletter;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p6
Academic Journal
The article discusses the application of failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA) in informatics projects in the U.S. The FMEA methodology helps to determine where and how a process might fail and needs an assessment of the relative influence of different failures of the process. According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the methodology centers on issues relating to modes, causes, and effects of failure. It notes that patient safety is the highest goal for every healthcare provider and FMEA has helped in avoiding and preventing harmful incidents in other industries for many years.


Related Articles

  • IMPROVING MEDICINES SAFETY FOR CARE HOMES RESIDENTS. Okoli, U.; Kent, J.; Gadhia, S. // Age & Ageing;2020 Supplement, Vol. 49, pi18 

    Introduction: Care home residents often have multiple, chronic conditions and are receiving complex treatment regimes, yet 30–50% of prescribed medicines are not taken as recommended [1]. Polypharmacy and medication errors are common. Evidence suggests that there is a linear increase in...

  • Use of the Universal Protocol in the ED: Clarifications and recommendations for enhanced procedural safety.  // ED Management;Mar2013 Supplement, p1 

    The article discusses the clarifications and recommendations regarding the safety procedure on the use of universal protocol (UP) in the emergency department (ED). It mentions that UP can enhance safety when adapted for ED's risk profile. It states the importance of UP for ED procedures that...

  • Can Pharmacists Afford not to Champion Medication Safety? Wu, Tuck Seng // Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research;Sep2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p176 

    The article presents an overview of the role that pharmacists can play in championing medication safety and in helping to reduce medication errors. In the article the author offers his opinions on the obligation that pharmacists have to help prevent medication errors and champion medication...

  • When health professionals cause harm to patients. Tingle, John // British Journal of Nursing;9/22/2011, Vol. 20 Issue 17, p1146 

    The article reports on a research scan which was produced by Great Britain's Health Foundation in 2011 and which explores what is known about levels of harm to patients in acute care and primary care. In the article the author offers his opinions on the scan and on patient harm which is caused...

  • Baby proofing. Hendrich, Ann // Modern Healthcare;5/2/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 18, p27 

    The author discusses how Ascension Health seek to reduce and eliminate preventable injuries and deaths during the birthing process. Under its medical liability initiative, Ascension has launched Excellence in Obstetrics in five of its sites that prepare birthing teams to handle crisis events...

  • Improving Medication Use in Gerontological Nursing. Fick, Donna; Semla, Todd // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Aug2011, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p3 

    The authors reflect on improving medication use in gerontological nursing. They suggest that many high risk drugs continue to be used in 2011 in gerontological nursing despite the fact that evidence has shown that they cause problems in older adults. They argue that it is time for...

  • Experiencia con la implementación del uso de soluciones estandarizadas de cloruro de potasio. del Río Crespo, Érika Alejandra; Granda Carvajal, Paula Andrea; Castañeda Garcés, Sergio Andrés // Avances en Enfermeria;ene-abr2015, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p19 

    Potassium chloride is a high-risk medication frequently used in hospitals. In the Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, a group was formed to lead the implementation of a safe practice for the use of this medicine. Initially a diagnosis was made, whose results were the removal of potassium chloride...

  • Rethinking risks: space shuttles to chest drains. Lamont, Tara // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/16/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7815, p131 

    No abstract available.

  • Addressing AMBULATORY PATIENT SAFETY in Your Practice. PARK, JAMES // Family Practice Management;Sep/Oct2015, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p23 

    The article discusses ambulatory patient safety in health care practice, and a program developed by and implemented at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, for the detection, identification, and reduction of patient safety issues in their outpatient clinic network. Topics discussed...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics