Root Cause Analysis Framework
Guest Post by Jignesh Padia (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission)
Albert Einstein once said that … “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you find yourself doing a root cause analysis on the same problem again and again, it may be a time to revisit the root cause analysis from a framework point of view rather than a tool. In this article, I will go over an example of root cause analysis as a risk management framework rather than one of the tools or a process that you use for troubleshooting a problem.
There are several root cause analysis frameworks which you may come across. In my research, the top five root cause analysis framework related to healthcare are from: the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the National Health Service (NHS), the Joint Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO). [Read more…]