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Utilizing Root Cause Analysis

Cavallucci, D., Rousselot, F., Zanni, C., & ETRIA World TRIZ Future Conference 2010 (June 16, 2011). An ontology for TRIZ. Proscenia Engineering, 9, 251-260.

The authors of this article analyze events of the conference that took place in 2010 to discuss the future of TRIZ. The article aims to explain the issues raised and conclusions that arose during the conference concerning solving problems by the use of the TRIZ method.

The article is very applicable to the discussion of this topic since it updates its readers on the improved ways of using TRIZ method to solve the problems facing hospitals thus helping to improve the quality of healthcare.

Domb, E. (January 01, 1999). Problem Solving Using TRIZ. Nepcon West, 2, 791-798.

In this article the author first explains what TRIZ is and, thereafter, continues to illustrate how TRIZ is used to solve problems and various issues. The article emphasizes the importance of critical thinking when solving problems.

The article is, therefore, very applicable to this topic, especially due to the fact that it encourages its readers to use critical thinking to solve problems facing the healthcare sector thus contributing to the improvement of health services.

Dusic, M. (January 01, 2009). The root cause, precursor and transient analysis. Training Course on Safety Assessment for Npps to Assist Decision Making

The author of this article mainly focuses on the level of safety in hospitals. The article conducts an in-depth analysis of the root cause of various factors reducing the level of safety in hospitals. The article also does a precursory and a transient analysis to find out the causes and factors reducing the level of safety in hospitals. The article finally suggests possible solutions that should be adopted to improve the level of safety within hospitals.

The article is very relevant to this topic since it enables discovery of the root cause of issues reducing the level of safety in hospitals and, thereafter, suggests possible solutions that will help to improve the level of safety in hospitals.

Garland, R. W. (January 01, 2010). Root cause analysis of dust collector deflagration incident. Process Safety Progress

The author of this article conducts an RCA analysis of the deflagration incident that took place in the large dust collector. The article discusses such aspects as gathering evidence and the development of the why tree. The RCA analysis that is done on the deflagration incident is meant to show the potential danger posed by combustible dust. The article outlines several measures that should be adopted by hospitals to prevent the occurrence of hazards caused by combustible dust.

This article is, therefore, unique when compared to other articles since it discusses the issue of air pollution and its negative effect on the healthcare sector. Solutions are provided on how to reduce the negative effects of air pollution to the healthcare sector.

Stecker, M. S. (January 01, 2007). Root Cause Analysis. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 18, 1, 5-8

The author of this article is a health professional who possesses the wealth of knowledge concerning issues surrounding the medical fields of vascular and interventional radiology. Details of how vascular and interventional technology can be used to make an accurate diagnosis of the causes of a patient's ailment are explained. The article explains how the adoption of the vascular and interventional radiology will be very useful in ensuring that patients receive correct treatment thus improving the quality of healthcare in hospitals.

Stone, T. (January 01, 2008). The TRIZ model: innovation. Imiesa, 33, 1, 68

The author is professional in matters concerning critical thinking and problem-solving. The article explains that the use of such methods as TRIZ will result to better solutions that can solve problems in the best way.

The article is, therefore, useful for discussion of this topic since it gives insight that will help to develop the innovative skills of its readers thus enabling them to come up with the better solution of problems facing the healthcare sector.

Stone, T. (July 01, 2008). The 40 inventive principles: TRIZ. Imiesa, 33, 7, 74-75

The author of this article is well versed with the issues surrounding the use of the TRIZ method to solve problems. The author relates 40 principles to the TRIZ method and explains how relationships can be used to solve problems in a more effective manner.

The article is, therefore, very helpful in the discussion of this topic since it helps its readers to be able to relate the TRIZ method to the issues that surround them thus allowing them to practically use the knowledge obtained from the article to solve problems facing the healthcare sector.

Sutton, I. S. (January 01, 2008). Use root cause analysis to understand and improve process safety culture. Process Safety Progress

The author of this article discusses the issue of safety when conducting activities that involve processes of safety culture. The article provides basic guidelines that should be followed when process activities are being carried out.

The article is very helpful in the discussion how to improve safety in hospitals. This is because a lot of the treatment in hospitals is done through following certain processes. Insights that will help to improve the safety of all the processes carried out in hospitals will, therefore, ensure that improved quality of healthcare services are provided by hospitals.

Nayab, N. (2006, June 14). Problem Solving Tips: Use RCA to Understand the Crux of the Problem. Bright Hub PM, 20-23.

The author of this article tries to explain the applicability of the root cause analysis in identifying reasons behind the inneficiency in an organization. The article enables its readers to be able to identify the appropriate time to apply the RCA method for solving the organization's problems.

This article is different from other articles in that it provides its readers with the knowledge of identifying when to use the RCA method at the early stage. The article is, therefore, beneficial to the discussion of this topic since it provides hospitals with insights of how to identify the signs of the need to use the RCA method at the early stage before problems affect the provision of healthcare adversely.