Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Listing of Clarity PSO by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of HHS

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Clarity PSO, A Division of Clarity Group, Inc., listed with AHRQ as a Patient Safety Organization

The creation of Clarity PSO as a Division of Clarity Group, Inc. enables our healthcare clients to avail themselves of more than 40 years of experience in the areas of modifying systems to enhance healthcare quality and driving change through data analysis

Clarity Group, a leading provider of healthcare risk, quality and patient safety software and consulting services, 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.

Clarity PSO offers healthcare clients the opportunity to participate in patient safety and quality improvement efforts without risk of losing protection of data confidentiality or fearing discovery in the case of potential litigation. Healthcare providers from hospitals, long term care, home care, medical groups and others can gain this protection by following certain conditions set forth in the Patient Safety Act. "We are very pleased to offer the services of benchmarking, event review, education and risk-quality-safety consulting to our healthcare clients and are eager to work with them to help improve patient safety processes within their organizations," stated Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, Executive Director of Clarity PSO. "The creation of Clarity PSO as a Division of Clarity Group, Inc. enables our healthcare clients to avail themselves of more than 40 years of experience in the areas of modifying systems to enhance healthcare quality and driving change through data analysis," added Anna Marie Hajek, President and CEO of Clarity Group, Inc.

Those seeking further information about Clarity PSO are asked to contact Ellen Flynn via the Clarity Website at http://www.claritygrp.com or at 773-864-8280.

About Clarity Group
Clarity Group, Inc. is a Chicago-based specialist in innovative integrated risk/quality/safety/service systems and consulting products that enable healthcare organizations to execute on their vision for excellence. Core Clarity products include captive insurance company development and operations, risk-quality-safety consulting services and the web-based Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal that engages all staff in collaborative, data driven change to transform the organization into a Healthcare Safety Zone for patients, visitors and staff. Clarity PSO is a Division of Clarity Group, Inc.

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