DIGR-ACT

Introducing the DIGR-ACT® Solution! Part 5

6/20/2019

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What does ‘A’ stand for?

Don't waste time on root cause analysis, at least not if you won’t use the results! Proper root cause analysis takes effort and resources, and you need to use the output to determine actions to try to stop the issue recurring. This is the ‘A’ step of the DIGR-ACT® solution. Having dug into the issue, you now need to ‘Act’ on what you found.

Introducing the DIGR-ACT® Solution! Part 4

6/04/2019

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What does ‘R’ stand for?

We're all in a rush, and we want to fix issues quickly. But often, by assuming too much, we might reach the wrong conclusion. The cause that we used root cause analysis tools to discover is actually incorrect. Once we have the (wrong) cause(s), we may rush off and take action to fix it. But if it's the wrong cause, it is wasted effort and you rushed - only to go slow. Like if your taxi doesn't show, you might decide never to use that company again because they are unreliable - when the real problem was that you gave them the wrong pick-up address.

Highlights from the Critical Thinking Webinar!

5/29/2019

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Did you miss the free live webinar on “Critical Thinking and Clinical Research – A Better Way”? Some key highlights of the training were:

  • What is critical thinking? To learn more about the seven critical thinking skills and how they relate to clinical research, sign up to view the recorded webinar here. DIGR-ACT® was built to support all of these.

  • Root Cause Analysis: There are many tools to find root cause, but they often lead down the wrong path, yielding inconsistent and ineffective results. For example, asking 5 Whys can result in different root cause depending on how the questions are asked, and what about other relevant questions such as who, what, where, when, and how?

Can You Dig Down to the Root Cause?

4/30/2019

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You have probably heard about the changes to the ICH E6 GCP, the R2 addendum, and that it impacts clinical trial oversight. One particularly important section added was in ICH E6 (R2) 5.20.1: “If noncompliance that significantly affects or has the potential to significantly affect human subject protection or reliability of trial results is discovered, the sponsor should perform a root cause analysis and implement appropriate corrective and preventive actions.”

Free Live Webinar May 7: Critical Thinking In Clinical Research – A Better Way

4/18/2019

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Topic: Critical Thinking in Clinical Research and DIGR-ACT®

Date: May 7, 2019, space is limited to 100 participants! Sign-up Early.

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by: Life Science Training Institute

Webinar: Live interactive session. Recording will be available for 30 days.

Sign up here.