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PANEL DISCUSSION :: "CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES IN BATTLING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC FROM MULTIPLE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES"
On November 29, 2017 Clarity Group led a panel discussion on challenges and strategies in battling the opioid epidemic from the varied perspectives of pharmacy, emergency medicine, and risk management.
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Patient Safety Webinar - A Focused Review of Harmful Events
From August 2, 2017, Tom Piotrowski, RN, MSN, Executive Director of Clarity PSO, leads a webinar examining the challenges, including error types, pathways, and potential rationales, for defects in care delivery. He and his team examined over 82,000 safety events reported in the past five years in order to paint a picture of what errors look like today, and to assess the impact of those errors. This presentation represents the first publishing of their findings. WATCH NOW!
Listen to Mac McMillan, recognized cybersecurity expert and healthcare industry thought leader for privacy and security, provide an overview of the current cybersecurity landscape and review the latest OCR guidance and programs. He also offers useful information to think about as you review your current cybersecurity practices and plan for the future.
In the webinar, The End of Summer, the Start of Anesthesiology Safety, our speaker, John Blenko, MD, puts the spotlight on anesthesiology and walks us through the specific areas he thinks we should focus on to keep our patients safe. Anesthesia providers have been at the forefront of patient safety for decades, but we need to remind hospital administration and medical personnel that this discipline touches patients every day and still needs our attention. Even when things are going well, there is always room for improvement.
Our country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, and healthcare providers may not realize it, but they could be inadvertently contributing to the prescription drug abuse problem. Clarity held a webinar to raise the awareness regarding pain management risks and to discuss the importance of developing comprehensive risk management strategies that aim to prevent, recognize and treat prescription drug misuse.
In this presentation, we cover how Community Health Centers can build meaningful safety programs in their facilities. We discuss the general strategy developed by Clarity and then how one FQHC identified and deployed a streamlined approach to safety by leveraging the power of a PSO and an electronic safety event management system.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who work in healthcare and social assistance settings are five times more likely to be victims of nonfatal assaults or violent acts than the average worker. The number of reported incidents has increased significantly over the last few years and this begs the question, what can we do to create healthier and safer work environments for our staff as well as our patients and visitors?
During this webinar, we explore violence in the healthcare workplace and discuss safety plans that can help healthcare professionals prevent and respond to violent situations.
Each year, thousands die and millions of dollars are lost because of the spread of infections in healthcare organizations. This is a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety. While many organizations have some sort of infection prevention program in place, often times, it is not enough or staff are not fully committed to it.
In this presentation, we discuss how you can assess your risk exposures related to infection control and develop an action plan as well as the growing need for more infection prevention strategies outside the hospital.
Medical errors occur for a number of reasons, and when you can identify why they happen, you can take action and prevent future errors. But what if errors are not being reported or your staff are not embracing change? How do we improve patient care? A big part of the answer is a positive culture of safety.
In this presentation, we cover safety culture and its characteristics; the rationale and challenges of creating and sustaining a culture of safety; components necessary to support an effective safety culture; and assessment strategies you can use in creating your culture.
How can you reduce patient harm and medical errors with a Patient Safety Organization? With open reporting of adverse events, data sharing and organizational learning, how can you not? A PSO offers legal protections and promotes a positive culture of safety, giving healthcare providers the means to truly focus on uncovering the causes of patient safety events and identifying ways to prevent them.
In this webinar you'll learn about the PSO program and hear how healthcare providers can benefit from participating. And for hospitals with 50 beds or more who wish to continue to participate in the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace beyond January 1, 2017, the CMS deadline for PSO participation is fast approaching!