Siloed departments and isolated approaches toward patient safety are counterproductive. As part of this process, we have internal monitoring systems to enable us to check our progress against these national standards and to ensure that any changes required to improve compliance are completed.
They also develop response plans incase risks become reality. FMEA or Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, as well as Root Cause Analysisare also deployed and involve detailed frameworks to help uncover the causes and effects of medical mistakes.
To do this, the Risk Management and Patient Safety team work closely with clinical teams and other corporate areas to identify their risks, acting as a resource and providing advice and support on all aspects of risk management.
Additionally, data analytics are embedded to support decision-making, departmental cohesiveness, risk prioritization, and resource allocation. The systematic enhancement of staff qualification by providing training opportunities can be a major investment in patient safety. Two accident analysis models used in healthcare risk management are the and the Sharp and Blunt End Evaluation of Clinical Errors model.