Welcome to the Fall 2019 edition of The Clarity Post™, Clarity Group's source for healthcare news and education.
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Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Welcome to the latest edition of The Clarity Post™. We hope you're enjoying a lovely fall, or even bracing yourself for early signs of winter like we are here in Chicago.
There's something about this season that makes you reminisce, put on your favorite films, and think back on the year that was, while setting your sights on the year to come. In keeping with that, we wanted to share some of our greatest hits, as it were, from a wonderful 2019. Please read on for a taste of our latest patient safety reports; our first ever Open Forums on Patient Safety; our new Flex-Fit™ reporting solution for providers of every type; and an opportunity to sign up for an upcoming webinar that we’re supporting with the folks over at Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.
As always we remain committed to servicing our many hundreds of provider-clients in the name of risk management and patient safety, while also publishing numerous resources and educational content relevant to the real and emerging risk, quality, and safety issues facing all healthcare providers today. We appreciate you spending some time with us, and we hope you find this latest edition helpful and informative.
Tom Piotrowski, RN, MSN, CSSGB
President, Clarity Group, Inc. Executive Director, Clarity PSO, A Division of Clarity Group, Inc.
HEALTHCARE HOT TOPIC: SAFETY PREPAREDNESS
In the latest report from the Patient Safety Learning Series by our own team here at Clarity PSO, we take a look at the complex subject of preparedness when it comes to seemingly unpredictable events. The report is the latest in our ongoing mission to publish education and findings on topics that are crucial to the furthering of healthcare patient safety.
HEALTHCARE HOT TOPIC: PREVENTIVE HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDIA
Earlier this month, Heather Landi over at Fierce Healthcarepreviewed Facebook's new preventive health tool. The feature will include reminders for common preventive health screenings, with available resources from the American Cancer Society, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
OPEN FORUMS ON PATIENT SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT BY PROVIDER TYPE
Back in June we hosted the first two webinars in our ongoing series of open forums focused on the patient safety and risk management issues unique to specific provider types. As a leading provider of systems and software for healthcare incident reporting and risk management, we have a large number of FQHC and Critical Access Hospital client-providers, and as always our mission is to empower them and all healthcare providers to manage risk, quality, and safety across their healthcare systems and "wherever patients are." We've uploaded the first two webinars to our provider-specific resource centers, which you can find at the links below. Stay tuned for more webinars in the coming year.
UPCOMING PSQH WEBINAR: PROACTIVE RISK ASSESSMENTS
Coming up on Tuesday, November 19 at 1pm ET, we're supporting a webinar over at PSQH.com that's taking a look at the challenges and necessities in proactively identifying safety and patient risks in order to catch problems before they cause harm. Check out the link below for more information and to sign up.
With Flex-Fit™ reporting from Clarity and the Healthcare SafetyZone®, you can easily capture, review and analyze your data while addressing the needs that are closest to you. With a variety of template options and the possibility of full customization, the Healthcare SafetyZone® offers maximum flexibility for all provider types, without losing the key functionality that you need in a patient safety event and risk management system.
CAN OWNING A DOG (OR A CAT!) REALLY HELP YOU LIVE LONGER?
In a recently published reportfrom the American Heart Association Journal 'Circulation,' researchers looked at decades of studies from the 1950s to the present that focused on the relationship between dog ownership and survival rate. In the aggregate, "dog ownership was associated with a 24% risk reduction for all-cause mortality as compared to nonownership."
Now, as this article from the Washington Post's Christopher Ingraham points out, the report doesn't look at any confounding factors, such as the relationship between affluence and pet ownership. What we do know is what most people who own a pet could already tell you (myself included), which is that owning a pet is good for companionship and stress relief, and walking a pet regularly is a great way to get some daily exercise!
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