Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

Risk Analysis

An IQCP Primer from the Real World

Winchester Hospital of the Valley Health System has summarized the IQCP information from multiple resources and distilled it down to a short primer. Perhaps these are the plans you're looking for.

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A Six Sigma Risk Analysis Lab Example

At the 2012 Quality in the Spotlight conference in Antwerp, Belgium, Sten Westgard had the pleasure of presenting example applications of data-driven Risk Analysis. In collaboration with EndocLab in Portugal and Dr. Graca Salcedo, Six Sigma Risk Analysis was performed on three different tests.

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Risk Analysis Example: Sterilization

While Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is the most common tool associated with Risk Analysis, it's not the only tool. Prospective Risk Analysis (PRA) is a very similar tool that may also be useful in Laboratories seeking to implement QC Plans following the EP23 guideline. Here, we take a healthcare study - the sterilization process in a hospital - that has been documented in the literature and examine how Risk Analysis is applied.

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