Clarity Group, Inc. Announces New Healthcare PSO Contracts for its Clarity PSO Operating Division

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Clarity Group announces new PSO Contracts for its operating division, Clarity PSO

We will be providing our PSO clients access to strong patient safety and clinical excellence resources in addition to our data analytical and benchmarking services. This is an important first step to realizing the goal of the Patient Safety Act in the creation of a National Data Base for the enhancement of patient safety in the US Healthcare System

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.

"These healthcare organizations represent a spectrum of healthcare delivery from acute care to long term care and each has made a commitment to patient safety by joining Clarity PSO," stated Ellen Flynn, Executive Director, Clarity PSO. "These contracts ensure that Clarity PSO has exceeded the AHRQ minimum standard of 2 contracts within the first two years of operation," added Ms. Flynn.

"Our selection of Clarity PSO as our Patient Safety Organization was based on their in-depth expertise in the patient safety arena and their broad experience with data base analysis and the development of resources to help further patient safety in our organization," said Christian Sorensen, Vice President, Corporate Risk Management and Compliance for Health First, Inc. in Rockledge, FL. "We believe the protections provided under the Patient Safety Act enable us to collect and analyze event data in a learning environment that will promote patient safety and ensure that important information surfaces for action without fear of discovery or loss of privilege in the case of medical malpractice litigation," continued Diane Jacoby, Vice President and General Counsel for Ingalls Health System in Harvey, IL.

"Working with healthcare organizations across the spectrum of healthcare delivery is a primary vision for Clarity PSO," stated Anna Hajek, President and CEO of Clarity Group, Inc. " We will be providing our PSO clients access to strong patient safety and clinical excellence resources in addition to our data analytical and benchmarking services. This is an important first step to realizing the goal of the Patient Safety Act in the creation of a National Data Base for the enhancement of patient safety in the US Healthcare System," Ms. Hajek said.

About Clarity PSO

Clarity PSO offers healthcare clients the opportunity to participate in patient safety and quality improvement efforts by offering services of benchmarking, event review, education and risk-quality-safety-regulatory consulting to healthcare providers. Working with a National Healthcare Advisory Council and skilled clinical informatics staff, Clarity PSO provides a suite of services that enables our healthcare clients to avail themselves of more than 40 years of experience in the areas of modifying processes to enhance healthcare quality and driving change through data analysis. Clarity PSO is federally listed as a Patient Safety Organization with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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 and professional liability claims management and consulting services and the web-based Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal, a data collection and workflow management tool 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.

For further information about the services of Clarity PSO please visit http://www.claritygrp.com or contact Ellen Flynn at eflynn (at) claritygrp.com or at 773-864-8280.

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