Clarity PSO Plays Key Role in a New Patient Safety
Clarity PSO is proud to announce that it has been selected by
ASTRO and AAPM for a key role in the development and launch of
RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System™, a new,
national patient safety initiative to facilitate safer and higher
quality radiation oncology care.
RO-ILS™ is the only medical specialty society-sponsored
radiation oncology incident learning system operating within a
federally recognized Patient Safety Organization, Clarity PSO. The
initiative will use Clarity Group's
Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal event management software to
track safety incidents at the particpating radiation oncology
centers and Clarity PSO will provide affiliated patient safety
Read our Press Release to learn more.
What is a PSO?
PSO stands for Patient Safety Organization, and
stems from the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.
This Act called for the creation of PSOs as a means of assessing
and improving patient safety outcomes in US health care delivery.
Through the law, all licensed providers are encouraged to collect
and report patient safety and quality information to an accredited
PSO. In return, all data reported to the PSO are held confidential
and legally protected from discovery.
Learn more about the PSO Program
Clarity PSO Learning Series
Just Released! Surgical Errors
This report explores the themes surrounding
surgical errors and interventions to prevent future incidents.
Improving Care in Radiation Oncology
Clarity PSO built an online interface and provides affiliated
patient safety services for a new patient safety initiative in
radiation oncology care.
Clarity PSO Remains a Top Patient Safety Organization
Clarity has re-certified as a federal PSO & will
continue to provide valuable & industry-leading patient safety
expertise & services.
Journey to an Effective Safety Culture - Part 1: Embracing Patient Safety Culture
Clarity PSO's White Paper explores the basics of an
effective safety culture from a healthcare perspective
Why Choose Clarity PSO?
Clarity PSO is a division of Clarity Group, Inc., one of the
nation's leading healthcare professional liability risk management
organizations. As one of the first certified and federally listed
Patient Safety Organizations, we offer healthcare providers a full
range of solutions for increasing patient safety, including:
- Federal legal privilege and confidentiality protections for any
patient safety data reported to the PSO
- Reporting tools such as
the Healthcare SafetyZone®
Portal, with AHRQ Common Format template capabilities
- Benchmarking via data submission to a national database
(Network of Patient Safety Databases)
- In-person and online training founded on evidenced-based best
- Expertise in proactive risk assessments, root cause analyses,
and in-depth investigations
- Ongoing support to your quality and safety departments that
might not otherwise be affordable
- Access to a national Healthcare Advisory Council that provides
evidence-based recommendations on issues that surface via data