BENCHMARK FOR EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT SAFETY™
Critical Access, Small & Rural Program
Approximately 30% of ALL hospitals in the US are considered to be rural health providers. Clarity's one-of-a-kind Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety™ (BFEPS™) Program for Critical Access, Small & Rural clients has been specifically designed with these providers in mind.
Using a powerful data collection and risk-quality-safety management tool, Clarity's Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal, program members capture incident report data in a common report template for benchmarking with other participating rural facilities.
Having just enrolled our 100th member, Clarity's BFEPS™ Critcal Access, Small & Rural program meets the following needs identified by rural healthcare providers:
Includes a state-of-the-art and highly affordable electronic incident reporting and patient safety management solution
Establishes a relationship with other rural providers on a state-by-state basis
Provides benchmarking of data against all peers participating in the program, giving you a much bigger picture of patient safety trends, crucial to anticipating and implementing needed interventions
The BFEPS™ Critical Access, Small & Rural Program includes the following components:
HEALTHCARE SAFETYZONE® PORTAL COMMON REPORT TEMPLATES
Participants in the BFEPS™ Program use standardized report templates that have been built by other rural facilities and are proven to be highly relevant and easy-to-use. With these templates, clients collect information necessary for in-depth analysis and benchmarking.
Program Participants collect information from a variety of report templates, including:
FALLS, MEDICATION ERRORS, INFECTION CONTROL, HIPAA/SECURITY, EMPLOYEE EVENTS, PATIENT FEEDBACK & COMPLAINTS
BFEPS™ QUARTERLY COMPARITIVE REPORTS
On a quarterly basis, Clarity Group provides a detailed Quarterly Comparison Report (QCR) that benchmarks your facility's data with the other BFEPS program participants. The QCRs provide an in-depth look at the data that is being collected, going far beyond simple reporting of total events collected. The QCRs show appropriate trending of data which leads to actionable follow up and patient safety initiatives. The data is presented in a completely desensitized manner against not only the state in which you reside, but also all participating facilities nationwide.
BFEPS™ QUARTERLY PARTICIPANT WEBINAR
Clarity Group hosts quarterly webinars to discuss the trends shown in the data. Participants come together with all of their program peers, and with Clarity's guidance, review data, discuss trends and patterns, and share patient safety best practices.
For more information on Clarity's Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal and the BFEPS™ Critical Access, Small & Rural Program, Contact Us.
"Among the benefits we've seen, we have been able to utilize Clarity's technology to eliminate paper from our organizations, increase our overall reporting, and foster shared learning and communication among our facilities. The BFEPS™ Program is a great way to aid in our continued focus on improving patient safety in small and rural hospitals."
- Jody Ward, North Dakota Center for Rural Health