There are several risk management tools which all include the steps mentioned above. In this chapter we will give a summary of the most commonly used risk management tools in healthcare and which are also mentioned in GMP annex 20. There are also all sorts of ICT applications on the market to help you perform the risk management process, but remember that the pivotal point is always to identify, assess, evaluate and monitor risks.
A simple excel file will help you rate and score risks, but you can also buy a sophisticated application like Bow Tie. The risk management report that is written after the assessment and the measures that are implemented and followed up after implementation, is what makes your risk assessment successful, not the sophisticated tools used.