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Implementing RCA2: Lessons from the Trenches
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NPSF Spotlight Series

Implementing RCA2: Lessons from the Trenches

This special series of complimentary webcasts, based on the NPSF report RCA2: Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm, will provide a deep-dive into implementation of the report’s tools and key recommendations through the lens of five organizations at various places on their root cause analysis improvement journeys.


The organizations, which range from large health systems to individual hospitals and academic medical centers, will share their stories of successful implementation of the RCA2 process and explore their experiences with barriers and challenges faced along the way.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of the Root Cause Analyses and Actions (RCA2) process and how it can be effectively implemented across a variety of organizations
  • Learn about tools and best practices for implementing RCA2 from organizations at different places in their RCA2 journeys
  • Gain greater insight into important aspects of the RCA2 process, including:
    • The use of risk-based prioritization systems
    • Effectively engaging leadership
    • Setting up and maintaining RCA2 teams
    • Utilizing the tools in the report to determine, and follow up on, effective actions


Registration is now open. Click the session for more information on featured speakers, additional details, and to register. Separate registration is required for each session. (Past webcasts in this series cannot be accessed except by originally registered attendees for a limited time.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Aurora Health Care
Tuesday, October 11, 2016: Abington Jefferson Health
Tuesday, October 18, 2016: Ochsner Clinic/Health System
Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Maine Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center

All webcasts will take place live from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET




Programs will include:

  • Introductions
  • RCA2 Overview
  • Presentation by exemplary organization(s)
  • Q&A session

Download the report RCA2: Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm.

Registration is complimentary.

This webcast series is supported by a grant from The Doctors Company Foundation.

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