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Clarity Group & Clarity PSO regularly publish insights and findings through the experiences of our team and our clients across the industry.

>> Healthcare Workplace Violence Events & Associated Harms
Healthcare organizations must realize that reporting incidents of workplace violence is paramount in safeguarding both healthcare professionals and patients.

>> Home Care: The New Frontier for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety
Here we examine the topic of risk management and patient safety in the rapidly growing Home Care setting of healthcare delivery. In healthcare we always say "risk follows the patient." If risk follows the patient home, then so must risk management.

>> How Would You Know if You Had a Problem With Your Telemedicine Services?
Do you offer telemedicine services? Do you have a risk management plan that includes telemedicine? Telemedicine is a way of delivering healthcare, and as such, it is subject to the same RQS exposures traditionally associated with healthcare delivery. In this White Paper, we discuss why it is important to create a culture of safety and implement an early warning system to track and manage risks associated with telemedicine.

>> Part 1: Embracing Patient Safety Culture
We have all heard the term "safety culture," but do we really understand its meaning or know how to achieve it? In this white paper series, Clarity PSO explores safety culture from a healthcare perspective and provides a pathway to navigate the current programs and tools available for patient safety. In the first white paper, we start with the basics to understand what makes an effective culture of safety, which includes defining patient safety and safety culture and reviewing the history and current state of these two areas.

>> Part 2: Awareness & Assessment of Safety Culture
In this white paper, we explore complexity and chaos' effects on systems, human factors, Just Culture, and the potential impacts they all have on patient safety; various theories are reviewed, safety program frameworks are introduced and safety culture assessment tools are presented.

>> Part 3: Effective Change for Quality Improvement
In the final white paper in the Culture of Safety Series, we look at how understanding high reliability organizations (HROs), change, and human behavior can help drive effective cultures of safety. Adapting characteristics of HROs to healthcare settings and carefully choosing change strategies will not only help drive improvements within an organization, but also nurture a safe culture.

>> Mitigating Surgical Medical Malpractice Exposure in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
In this white paper, we discuss the key pieces to mitigating surgical medical malpractice exposures and enhancing patient safety in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). As the traditional framework of only caring for patients in the hospital setting continues to fade, it is important that outpatient settings put more emphasis on managing risks and implementing integrated risk, quality and safety strategies to create safer environments for their patients.

>> Highlights from Clarity's National Patient Safety Summit
This paper highlights the valuable insight garnered through a Patient Safety Summit held by Clarity Group. The Summit brought together operational and clinical leadership from across the country to discuss how these providers can develop new and innovative initiatives within their respective healthcare delivery systems and create cultures of safety in the process. The issue for many providers is managing all of the changes in healthcare while still providing quality patient care. The Summit gave the attendees an open forum to discuss their fears, current challenges and ideas for improvements.

>> Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight? The Transformation of "Incident Reporting"
We cannot just track incidents anymore; we need to make this an organization-wide process where we build awareness, which leads to intervention, and results in changes that can be seen and monitored. In this white paper, we discuss the transformation of traditional "incident reporting" into an integrated patient safety management system and offer a path to achieve this transformation.

>> A Quick Look at "Convenient Care Clinics" from a Risk-Quality-Safety Perspective
As the popularity of walk-in retail health clinics or "convenient care clinics" continues to grow, it is important that we understand the impact these facilities have on the population and the healthcare industry. This white paper identifies ways retail clinics can contribute to patient safety improvement as well as some of the RQS concerns we need to address in order for them to become a valued partner in the healthcare delivery landscape.

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