Medical Malpractice Litigation and the Impact of the New Federal Patient Safety Act June 10, 2009 Webinar Announcement

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Clarity Group, Inc. announces June 10 Webinar on the impact of the Patient Safety Act on Medical Malpractice Litigation

Clarity Group, Inc., a leading healthcare resource specializing in integrated risk/quality/safety systems and captive insurance company development and management, 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. The Final Rule of the Act became effective on January 19, 2009, and since that time healthcare providers have been completing their organizational preparation to afford themselves the benefits of the Act. The Act establishes Federal privilege and confidentiality to data and information collected by healthcare providers for the purposes of enhancing quality outcomes and patient safety, and for that are being collected for reporting to a Patient Safety Organization.

A strong panel of presenters has been selected for this Webinar that will take place on June 10:

  • Peggy Binzer, Counsel with Womble Carlyle, Washington, DC, who led the drafting of the Patient Safety Act while counsel to the Senate HELP Committee in 2005
  • Michael R. Callahan, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago, who is a nationally recognized healthcare attorney specializing in issues of confidentiality and privilege
  • Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, Executive Director, Clarity PSO, who is a clinical expert on peer review and quality improvement
  • Larry Patton, Consultant, who convened the inter-agency working group at HHS that developed the NPRM implementing the Patient Safety Act in 2005 and who is currently assisting AHRQ in implementing the Final Rule enabling the Act

For more information and to register for the Webinar click on the link below :

The Implications of the Federal Patient Safety Act for Your Healthcare Clients - Webinar: June 10, 2009

About the Clarity Group
Clarity Group, Inc. is a 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.

About Clarity PSO, a Division of Clarity Group, Inc.
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.

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

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