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Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA)

Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEA) was designed by NCPS specifically for healthcare.

HFMEA streamlines the hazard analysis steps found in the traditional Failure Mode and Effect Analysis process by combining the detectability and criticality steps into an algorithm presented as a "Decision Tree."

It also replaces calculation of the risk priority number (RPN) with a hazard score that is read directly from the Hazard Matrix Table. This table was developed by NCPS specifically for this purpose.

The information below provides an overall undestanding of HFMEA:

Worksheets that focus on specific steps:


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