What are we waiting for? Let’s Build an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Collaboration Course for All Healthcare Students!


What I am proposing is an undergraduate course for all students pursuing careers in any healthcare profession in ‘Medical Improv’ or ‘Applied Improvisation’.   Maybe call it, “Communication and collaboration skills through medical improv”! No pre-req other than for students pursuing careers in healthcare”   It could be a one-day seminar or a 4 credit […]

Who are the Experts Who Write for Confident Voices in Healthcare Blog? Meet RCA Specialist, Bob Latino

Bob latino picture

Confident Voices in Healthcare Blog is gaining a solid reputation for honest, timely, and helpful posts addressing problems and solutions in healthcare.  In the last two weeks, it has made “Top 45” (by Concorde Career Colleges) and “Top 30” (by Best Masters of Science in Nursing) lists  for Best Nursing Blogs!  One major for this is because […]

Six Reasons Why RCA Efforts Fail

Bob latino picture

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. […]