Why 400,000 Patients Die Each Year from Poor Practices in Hospitals: Proven Reliability Strategies for Increasing the Survival Rate.

Dev Raheja
Dev Raheja, MS,CSP, author of the books Design for Reliability and Safer Hospital Care, is an international risk management, reliability, and patient safety consultant for medical device, 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 Engineering, at Cooper Industrie...read more



Details

The number of patients dying from hospital mistakes has been steadily going up since 1999. The government has not succeeded in reversing the trend because patient harm can happen from the very complex system of caregiver interactions, technology malfunctions, communication failures, multiple care givers, complex medical records, information technology faults, and human errors such as wrong surgeries, wrong diagnosis, and wrong medications. It is a system failure. To improve survival rates, we must address the entire system through the science of system reliability which includes designing out failures, fault tolerance, failing in a safe mode, human centered design, and prognostics monitoring. Hospitals need to be proficient at using reliability tools such as FMECA, and Fault Tree Analysis.

- Login to view the video -



Interested in Membership?

Take charge of your career and education. Join us today and get access to a wealth of webinars covering cutting edge topics important in reliability engineering today!

Find out more
Webinar Categories
Previous Webinars
  • Decision Diagrams and their Applications in System Reliability Analysis (决策图及其在系统可靠性分析中的应用)
    January 11, 2015
    View Webinar
  • Empirical limit testing and the benefits of discovery and comparisons instead of assumptions and predictions
    May 14, 2015
    View Webinar
Networking

Provide a global forum for networking among practitioners of reliability engineering, management and related topics,

Growth

Facilitate growth and development of division members,

Provide Resources

Promote reliability engineering principles and serve as a technical resource on reliability engineering for ASQ, standards agencies, industry, government, academia and related disciplines

Training

Sponsor, present and promote reliability, maintainability, and related training materials for courses, symposia, and conferences.

176