Good and Bad Practice in Hospital Risk Management


Format: Live Webinar
Presenter: Dev Raheja
Event Date: 11/17/2020
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes



Unfortunately, the risk management staff in hospitals have not learned much in over 50 years of state-of-the-Art in design for risk prevention. Experience shows that over 60% important requirements often missing in the hospital procedures. Not only that there are unsound procedural fixes after the mishaps are in place. Poor fixes throughout the hospitals to costs exceeding the budgets. The result is problem solvers take short cuts to save money and please the senior management. It turns out that the system safety expert George Peters has written, with Barbara Peters, a book, titled Medical Errors and Patient Safety: Human Factors in Medicine, which belongs on the desk of every healthcare CEO, surgeon, physician, clinician and nursing manager. The statistics in this book show that approximately 1.5 million people in the United States are harmed annually by medication errors. In addition, approximately 2.1 million patients get nosocomial (acquired during a hospital stay) infections annually

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to write comprehensive and good risk prevention procedures
  • Learn to write robust requirements before any improvement planning starts
  • Learn to avoid healthcare procedure creeps to maintain the high return on investment
  • Learn to manage cross functional teams for efficiency and speed
  • Develop robust solutions without working hard
  • Learn to finish the projects ahead of schedule
  • Learn to get good senior management participation

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Overview of risk analysis
  • How healthcare risk analysis is usually misused
  • How to get the most value from risk analysis
  • The correct way to conduct a risk analysis
  • How to get patients involved in the risk analysis
  • How to integrate risk analysis with hospital interfaces
  • Eliminating mistakes by doing right the first time
  • Eliminating miscommunications to reduce the risk to patients
  • Eliminating equipment maintenance mistakes using risk analysis
  • New heuristics for getting fast results

Who Should Attend:

  1. Senior hospital management
  2. Patient safety staff
  3. Healthcare systems engineering staff
  4. Doctors
  5. Nurses
  6. Medical technicians
  7. Quality Assurance staff
  8. Marketing managers

About the Presenter:

Dev Raheja, MS,CSP, author of the books Safer Hospital Care and Design for Reliability, is an international risk management, patient safety and quality assurance consultant for medical device, consumer products, healthcare and aerospace industry for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a consultant in 1982 he worked at GE Healthcare as Supervisor of Quality Assurance/Manager of Manufacturing, and at Booz-Allen & Hamilton as Risk Management consultant for variety of systems.

Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at the Florida Tech for its BBA degree in Healthcare Management and the online faculty at University of Maryland where he teaches courses on Reliability and Safety . He is a Founding Fellow of American College ofHealthcare Trustees and a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, He is a former National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner in the first batch of examiners

He serves on the Patient and Families Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He helped them in providing 24/7 access to family members of patients and reduced the number of alarms for nurses so they recognize critical patient needs early.

He teaches online course “Quality Improvement Methods in Healthcare” for Florida Tech University, and teaches Design for Safety for the University of Maryland. He is interested in innovation applications for high profitability.

After Registration:

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System Requirement

Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

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