Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of The Clarity Post™, Clarity Group's source for healthcare news and education.
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Welcome to the Spring 2018 Edition of The Clarity Post™. We're pleased to say we have a fresh new look, and we welcome you to check out our new website at ClarityGrp.com. What hasn't changed is our commitment to bringing you resources and education relevant to the real and emerging risk-quality-safety issues facing healthcare providers.
Healthcare continues to deal with a widespread opioid addiction crisis. Looking for ways to address this issue is paramount, and various sources, from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to individual insurance plans, are providing information that can be used to create your own local response.
Adjusting healthcare risk-quality-safety management to ever-evolving modes of healthcare delivery is another important topic that we'll dive into below. As consumers get acclimated to a decentralized delivery landscape, the realities of mitigating risk present a challenge for many providers.
As always we appreciate you spending some time with us, and we hope you find this latest edition helpful and informative.
Anna Marie Hajek
President & CEO Clarity Group, Inc.
CHECK OUT AHRQ's HEALTHCARE COST & UTILIZATION PROJECT
AHRQ has just released new county and regional statistics regarding hospital stays and drug use. This latest information is part of their large-scale Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project, and provides important perspectives and valuable insights on data that can impact decision-making at the community level.
10 STEPS TO DEVELOP AN OPIOID PRESCRIPTION RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN
Diane Doherty over at Fierce Healthcare has put together a resource that looks at the factors healthcare providers face in confronting the opioid crisis and poses some potential risk management strategies to address it.
Amazon is everywhere already, so it comes as no surprise that the online retail superpower is poised to make a number of splashes in Healthcare as well. A recent Healthcare IT News article by Bernie Monegain examines five ways Amazon may be looking to make an impact, and what it's already doing.
In the latest report from our Patient Safety Learning Series, once again we turn our attention to medications. Through our continued deep-dive analyses of safety event data, we find that despite the growing use of Common Formats, there are still widespread variations in how we interpret and categorize medication safety events.
In the latest issue of The RQS Insider™, we take a close look at the evolving healthcare landscape and examine the ways in which Healthcare Risk Management must adapt to make an important contribution to Risk, Quality and Safety across the continuum of care. If risk follows the patient, then so must risk management.
CLARITY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF HEALTHCARE SAFETYZONE® ELECTRONIC INCIDENT REPORTING
Our mission is to empower healthcare providers to manage risk, quality, and safety across their healthcare system. The Healthcare SafetyZone® integrated event reporting and collaboration tool is central to this mission. After 15 years we're proud of our role as one of the country’s most respected risk-quality-safety reporting experts, and we remain focused on our vision of a healthcare system that is free of preventable harm.
Coming up at the end of April, Clarity's Clinical Operations Team, in conjunction with a retired FBI insider, will be presenting an important webinar on workplace safety in healthcare settings. Stay tuned for a registration invite in the coming days, and we look forward to meeting with you at the end of April.
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MAY 8-11, 2018
NRHA ANNUAL RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE New Orleans, LA
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