I came across this fascinating paper from 2002 on using a framework known as Healthcare Failure Mode And Effect Analysis to proactively evaluate healthcare processes so as to reduce patient risk. Analyzing events that have already happened & ‘close call’ events can help us fix vulnerabilities, but proactive failure mode analysis helps us prevent harm. Proactive and retrospective approaches should both be used in the quest for quality improvement
FMEA is something common in engineering, and i. It seems like a great fit for digital health tools as well. Curious for the community’s thoughts.