Patient Safety, Wherever Patients Are™
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) play a vital role in caring for the health of rural communities across the country. They provide essential emergency, acute and post-acute care, and outpatient services tailored to the populations they serve. Identifying and addressing patient safety and quality-of-care issues in these settings is a key area of focus for Clarity in our work with Critical Access Hospital providers nationally.
We've created a free resource center for CAHs where you can download the slides, review some additional materials, and watch a recording of the webinar.
FQHCs bring quality healthcare to all patients regardless of their ability to pay for care. We’re proud of the work we do helping FQHCs nationwide to tackle the unique challenges they face in managing risk and ensuring safety of patients, visitors, and staff. We do this through smart data collection, intuitive workflow automation, and in-depth data analytics.
We've created a free resource center for FQHCs where you can download the slides, review some additional materials, and watch a recording of the webinar.
Clarity Group leads a panel discussion on challenges and strategies in battling the opioid epidemic from the varied perspectives of pharmacy, emergency medicine, and risk management. Download Slides
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 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.
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 this webinar, 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.
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 about how healthcare providers can benefit from participating.