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Client Success Story: Kennedy Krieger Institute

By Chris Hajek
Friday, August 21, 2015

Nothing makes us happier than when we get to explore all the innovative and practical ways our clients use our products and services to execute on their visions for risk-quality-safety at their organizations. At Clarity, we all know and believe in the power of our products and expertise, and we've seen first-hand the way our services can help to foster and strengthen the culture of safety at our client organizations all around the country. With each new client that comes on board, we get to see these transformations take root and grow, and nothing beats that!

Take for example The Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized institution that provides inpatient and outpatient medical care, community services, and school-based programs across eight campuses for children and adolescents with learning disabilities, as well as disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. When they began using our Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal patient safety and incident management software, they were still using paper-based methods to gather and report information. So of course they wanted to get away from that. But they also sought to expand and enhance the tools necessary to analyze data and dive deep into events to spot potential issues and areas of improvement.

"There are many things we can do now that we couldn't do before thanks to Clarity's Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal. The Portal's drill-down capability for investigating occurrences allows us to easily translate data into meaningful reports and use those reports for performance improvement purposes. It is also easier for department managers to communicate across campuses and share information quickly." - Theresa Paulsen, RN, Professional and Regulatory Affairs

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