“Nursing from Within” an Evolutionary New Book for Nurses & Nursing

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“Nursing from Within” by Elizabeth Scala is a quick, engaging, and fun to read book that will empower nurses!  And we need it for so many reasons! Whether directly or indirectly, nurses who are connected with the joy and passion of professional work will provide safer (for patients AND nurses) and more compassionate and cost-effective care. […]

A Technological Future for Medicine? What is Our Intention?

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Technology is widely hailed as the driving force or savior of our culture, with what would appear to be a relatively small minority rejecting such notions. Healthcare is a prime example, with many seeing technology as the key to reforming our so-called “broken” system. Mobile is the current darling of such fans of technology. An […]

Six Reasons Why RCA Efforts Fail

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by Robert J. Latino, CEO of Reliability Center Inc. In previous posts (RCA has a Public Relations Problem and Common RCA Shortcuts & Outcomes)I’ve described why providers may take short cuts in doing an RCA and what common shortcuts are.   Sure, we can say we’re in “compliance” because we’ve done the RCA, but such efforts are more like […]

Four Common Shortcuts to Root Cause Analysis (RCA) & How They Impact Outcomes


by Robert J. Latino, CEO of Reliability Center Inc.  In my previous post (RCA has a Public Relations Problem) I described how time pressures on care providers are likely to lead to short cuts or ‘Shallow Cause Analysis” (SCA).   Such approaches help explain why RCA efforts fail i.e. they haven’t been done properly in the first place. […]