Press & Press Releases
Clarity Group’s Groundbreaking Healthcare Patient Safety Benchmarking Program Reaches Milestone 100th Participant
November 15, 2016 -- Through the BFEPS™ Program, participants capture incident report data in a common report template allowing them to benchmark their data and share patient safety best practices with similar organizations in a way that was not possible even a decade ago. Members of the program meet quarterly, giving them an opportunity to discuss safety topics with their peers and review Quarterly Comparative Reports, which detail data analyses and insights.
Clarity PSO Addresses the Important Role Patient Safety Organizations Play in the Affordable Care Act Final Rule Filed by CMS
March 3, 2016 -- Clarity PSO names critical reasons why a PSO is the preferred method for hospitals with more than 50 beds to meet the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace participation requirements as set forth in the Affordable Care Act Final Rule.
Clarity PSO Re-lists as a Patient Safety Organization and Continues to Advance Patient Safety
August 28, 2014 -- Clarity PSO, an operating division of Clarity Group, Inc., has been re-certified as a federal Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for another three-year period under the authority of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Clarity PSO will continue to provide valuable and industry-leading patient safety expertise and services following the true intentions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) of 2005.
Clarity Group, Inc. Plays Key Role in Nationwide Launch of RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning
August 19, 2014 -- larity Group and Clarity PSO, an operating division of Clarity Group, are proud to announce that the company has been selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) for a key role in the development and launch of RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System™, a new, national patient safety initiative to facilitate safer and higher quality radiation oncology care.
Clarity Group, Inc. Continues to Drive Patient Safety Improvements in Small and Rural Healthcare Communities
April 23, 2014 -- Clarity Group, Inc. is proud to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The already fruitful relationship reflects a joint mission between Clarity and NRHA to provide innovative and practical risk, quality and safety education and management tools to the small and rural healthcare market.
Clarity PSO Celebrates Five Years as a Patient Safety Organization with a Report to Healthcare Providers
November 18, 2013 -- On November 18, 2013, Clarity PSO will embark on its sixth year as one of the leading Patient Safety Organizations in the country. Over the past five years, Clarity PSO has been a trailblazer in providing the types of patient safety activities envisioned by AHRQ when the PSQIA was first signed back in 2005. Clarity PSO offers its clients industry leading patient safety expertise and state-of-the-art data collection and analysis, and through its five (5) year history has helped healthcare providers better understand the important implications of the PSQIA.
Clarity Group's Small and Rural Benchmarking Program Celebrates Two Years of Growth Among Critical Access, Small and Rural Health Systems
August 1, 2013 -- Clarity Group, Inc.'s em>Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety™ (BFEPS) Program is entering into its third year of data collection, reporting and shared best practices. Introduced in June of 2011, the program has experienced consistent growth and momentum in building a base of members with over 12,000 events submitted from which to extrapolate patient safety knowledge and facilitate sharing among participants.
Clarity PSO Launches New Website
May 31, 2013 -- larity PSO announced today that it has launched a new website at a href="/clarity-patient-safety-organization.aspx" target="_blank" title="ClarityPSO">ClarityPSO.com. One of the nation's leading providers of patient safety organization advisory services and solutions, Clarity PSO is an early pioneer of the Patient Safety Organization (PSO) program, and one of the leading experts on patient safety.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Partnership with National Rural Health Association
April 15, 2012 -- Clarity Group Inc., has partnered with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) to bring its risk, quality and safety management tools to the small and rural healthcare market. The partnership will facilitate the growth and increased impact of Clarity's Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety™ (BFEPS), a national safety and quality benchmarking program designed specifically for hospitals and other healthcare organizations that have fewer than 100 beds.
'PSOs Made Easy' Webinar Draws National Audience
October 24, 2011 -- On October 6, 2011, Clarity Group, Inc., along with its component Patient Safety Organization, Clarity PSO, hosted a webinar entitled 'PSOs Made Easy!' The goal of the webinar was to help healthcare providers clarify their thought process about what a Patient Safety Organization is and what the benefits are of participating in a PSO. The webinar was well attended with more than 80 participants from 23 states joining the call.
Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety™ Program Gains Momentum among Small and Rural Hospitals
October 21, 2011 -- larity Group, Inc. will hold a webinar on October 26, 2011, on the Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety™ (BFEPS) Program specifically designed for critical access, small and ruralhospitals. Since the launch of the program in June 2011, small and rural hospitals from five states have joined the program and momentum is growing nationally. The complimentary webinar focuses on thissuccess and describes the first set of reports to be released to members of the BFEPS Program.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces a Free Webinar on the Myths and Realities of PSOs
September 09, 2011 -- Clarity Group, Inc., along with its component PSO, Clarity PSO, announced today that it will be hosting a complimentary webinar on October 6, 2011 to provide a forum for healthcare providers to better understand the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 and how Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) can provide both protection and assistance for the enhancement of patient safety and quality.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Successful Launch of New Critical Access, Small and Rural Healthcare Facilities Benchmark Program
July 20, 2011 -- On June 16th, Clarity Group, Inc. hosted a webinar to introduce the Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety™ Program, a first of its kind benchmarking program specifically designed for Critical Access, Small and Rural facilities. The webinar, which was attended by participants from 16 states, discussed the different program goals and objectives as well as the benchmarking opportunities available to members of the program.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Launch of New Interactive Website
June 29, 2011 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today that it has launched its new website at www.claritygrp.com.The website has been updated to include information on contemporary industry topics and important news articles. The homepage now offers easier navigation to learn about Clarity's portfolio of products and services, including Clarity PSO and the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal, Clarity's web-based customizable patient safety event management tool.
Clarity Group, Inc. Launches the First National Benchmarking Program in Patient Safety for Critical Access, Small and Rural Hospitals
June 7, 2011 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today a complimentary webinar to launch a new program that focuses on patient safety and benchmarking in critical access, small and rural hospitals. Building on its statewide programs with the University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health Quality Network and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Clarity is pleased to offer this opportunity to critical access, small and rural healthcare providers.
Statewide Patient Safety Benchmarking Programs Reach New Milestones
May 16, 2011 -- Clarity Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that two State Reporting Benchmarking programs, one in North Dakota and one in Wisconsin, have each reached individual milestones and have begun a new year of continued focus on patient safety management in their respective states using the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal, Clarity Group's web-based patient safety event management tool. Clarity Group, Inc. has been honored to work with two such organizations that truly value patient safety.
The Healthcare Advisory Council of Clarity PSO Meets to Discuss Current Patient Safety Issues
October 27, 2010 -- Clarity PSO, A Division of Clarity Group, Inc., a national and leading Patient Safety Organization, held a meeting of its Healthcare Advisory Council to discuss current issues related to Patient Safety. The Healthcare Advisory Council is comprised of healthcare specialists from around the country. Their role is to provide expert opinions on issues that emerge from the healthcare clients of Clarity PSO and to provide insight into areas of focus that the PSO needs to emphasize on behalf of its clients.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces A New Program in its 2010 Webinar Series
September 28, 2010 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today that it is offering a new program in its 2010 Webinar series, "Crushing the Silos: A Cultural Imperative in the Age of Healthcare Reform."
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative and Clarity Group, Inc. Have Collaborated on Project to Improve Patient Safety in Wisconsin
September 17, 2010 -- Clarity Group Inc., a leading provider of healthcare risk, quality and patient safety software and consulting services, and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative have joined forces to improve patient safety in the small and rural hospital settings across the state of Wisconsin.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces a Webinar Series on Evidence Based Care
September 8, 2010 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today that they will be hosting a 3 part Webinar series focused on Evidence Based Care. The series will give clinicians and administrators an overview of what is Evidence Based Care, the legal implications and ways to integrate Evidence Based Care into daily practice.
Strategic Management of Quality-Safety-Satisfaction Data in the Small and Rural Healthcare Arena
April 16, 2010 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced that on April 9, 2010 it hosted a webinar entitled 'Strategic Management of Quality-Safety-Satisfaction Data in the Small and Rural Healthcare Arena.' The webinar was well received with an attendance of more than 200 people.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Launch of Portal 2.0, the Next Generation of the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal
February 22, 2010 -- larity announced today that it has launched its version 2.0 of its incident management and quality reporting tool, the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal. he Portal is Clarity's web-based solution to electronic event reporting and data management, which have become necessities in all healthcare systems/provider organizations focused on patient safety. The Portal, which was created in 2003 by Clarity's development team, provides its users with a streamlined data collection system that is populated by user-defined fields so that users know they are collecting and reporting on the information that is of value to them.
Clarity PSO, a Division of Clarity Group, Inc., Announces Webinar on Infection Control Risk Assessment -- December 10, 2009
October 29, 2009 -- Clarity PSO announced today that it is sponsoring a Webinar entitled: "Proactive Infection Control Risk Assessment: How to Meet Standards and Gain Federal Privilege Under the Patient Safety Act." The webinar focuses on infection control to combat MRSA and other healthcare associated infections.
Sponsors Webinar on Regulatory Requirements Associated with OPPE/FPPE
October 8, 2009 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today that its operating division, Clarity PSO, sponsored a webinar focusing on the legal and regulatory requirements associated with granting and renewing physician privileges (OPPE/FPPE) and how a PSO could be utilized to create a learning environment for physician performance improvement. The Patient Safety Act offers Providers a great opportunity to take advantage of the privilege and confidentiality protections afforded by reporting physician performance improvement activities to a PSO.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Featured Article Profiling One of Its Managed Healthcare Captive Insurance Clients
September 22, 2009 -- Clarity Group Inc. announced today that one of its healthcare captive insurance clients is featured in the July 2009 issue of HFM Magazine, the professional journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. The name of the article is 'Aligning Risk Management with Patient Safety;' it describes the creation of the captive and its benefits over time.
Clarity Group, Inc. Partners with Future Healthcare to Release Podcast on the Federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act
July 1, 2009 -- Clarity Group Inc. has recently partnered with Future Healthcare to release a Podcast and Article on Patient Safety and the recent emergence of Patient Safety Organizations in Future Healthcare's quarterly periodical.
North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Moves Forward with Statewide Information Management Project to Enhance Patient Safety in the State
June 11, 2009 -- The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network of the North Dakota Center for Rural Health and Clarity Group have joined forces to carry on a statewide effort to enhance patient safety across the state through shared data obtained as a result of their information management strategy.
Medical Malpractice Litigation and the Impact of the New Federal Patient Safety Act June 10, 2009 Webinar Announcement
June 4, 2009 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today that its operating division, Clarity PSO, is sponsoring a webinar specifically geared to the needs of Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys in the preparation of cases since the passage of the Federal Patient Safety Act.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces New Healthcare PSO Contracts for its Clarity PSO Operating Division
May 19, 2009 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today that its operating division, Clarity PSO, a leading Patient Safety Organization federally certified with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has entered into several new contracts with healthcare providers in North Carolina, New York, Florida, Louisiana and Illinois for PSO services.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Launch of New Website
April 10, 2009 -- Clarity Group, Inc. has launched its new website at www.claritygrp.com.The website provides an in-depth view of the products and services offered by Clarity and features on-line demonstrations and a Knowledge Center for visitors to reference.
Clarity PSO, A Division of Clarity Group, Inc., Presents at National Program Focusing on the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Organizations
February 23, 2009 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today that Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, Executive Director of its operating division, Clarity PSO, was a key presenter in an education program on February 19, 2009, cosponsored by KattenMuchinRosenman LLP, Chicago, IL and the Illinois Association of Medical Staff Services. The Program, Patient Safety Organizations: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Implementing a PSO Program and Managing Confidentiality and Privilege Protections, was broadcast as a web-based seminar to more than 2000 people across the country and on-site at the KMR offices.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces New Specialty-Specific Healthcare Safety Assessments
January 13, 2009 -- Clarity Group, Inc. announced today the introduction of new Specialty-Specific Healthcare Safety Assessments. These consultative assessments provide an in-depth review of specialty patient care areas within the healthcare organization to assist providers in their quality, safety and performance improvement efforts.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces the Release of the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal - Common Formats Version
December 4, 2008 -- Clarity Group has released a new version of the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal (Portal). The new Common Formats Version is built on the Common Formats for data collection provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the Department of Health and Human Services, which are in line with the event data collection associated with the 2005 Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.
Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Listing of Clarity PSO by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of HHS
November 20, 2008 -- Clarity Group announced today that its newest operating division, Clarity PSO, has been listed as a Patient Safety Organization by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) effective November 19, 2008. Patient Safety Organizations were created by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), and organizations must complete an application and filing process to be listed.
North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Selects Clarity Group in Pilot Project to Improve Patient Safety in the State
November 14, 2008 -- Clarity Group, a leading provider of healthcare risk, quality and patient safety software and consulting services, and the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network of the North Dakota Center for Rural Health have joined forces in a pilot project to improve patient safety across the state in the small and rural hospital settings.