What is a Patient Safety Organization?

The federal Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Program stems from the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA). The Act called for the creation of PSOs as a means of assessing and improving patient safety outcomes in US healthcare delivery. Through the law, all licensed providers are encouraged to collect and report patient safety and quality information to a listed PSO. In return, all data reported to the PSO are held confidential and legally protected from discovery.

  • Clarity PSO 2017 Annual Report

    THE PSO OPPORTUNITY
    Clarity PSO's 2017 Annual Report

    For this year's report we look past the basics and start to examine some of the insights our clients have gained and operational changes implemented as a result of their work with us.


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  • Clarity PSO Healthcare Patient Safety Learning Series

    PSO LEARNING SERIES:
    THE 3 D's of Debriefing


    Check out our latest PSO Learning Series Report, which discusses the importance of a good defriefing process and how to get there.


    PSO LEARNINGSread more >
  • Healthcare SafetyZone Patient Safety Event Reporting

    HEALTHCARE SAFETYZONE® PORTAL

    Transform any healthcare reporting, education or safety procedure – patient safety incident reports, complaints, employee surveys, etc. – into easy electronic processes.


    LEARN MORE & SCHEDULE A DEMO >>
  • Clarity PSO ROILS Slide

    IMPROVING CARE IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY


    Clarity built the online interface and provides patient safety services for RO-ILS, a new patient safety initiative in radiation oncology care.


    PRESS RELEASESread more >

Why Join Clarity PSO?

Clarity PSO is a division of Clarity Group, Inc., one of the nation's leading healthcare professional liability risk management organizations. We were one of the first federally listed Patient Safety Organizations, and we strive every day to remain one of the best. With Clarity PSO you get...
 
  • 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
  • Creation of your PSES (Patient Safety Evaluation System) by our team of experts who set the standard for proper PSO participation
  • Benchmarking via data submission to a national database (Network of Patient Safety Databases)
  • In-person and online training rooted in evidence-based best practices
  • 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 analysis

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