Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Featured Article Profiling One of Its Managed Healthcare Captive Insurance Clients

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Client of Clarity Group Inc.'s Captive Insurance Division has article posted in HFM Magazine.

Clarity Group Inc., a leading provider of captive insurance company design and operations, announced today that one of its healthcare captive insurance clients is featured in the July 2009 issue of HFM Magazine, the professional journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. The name of the article is 'Aligning Risk Management with Patient Safety'; it describes the creation of the captive and its benefits over time.

In January 2003, five healthcare systems created Health Care Casualty Insurance Limited (HCCI), a captive insurance company providing professional and general liability coverage. The captive was designed to enhance the financial stability of their operations, improve patient safety and advance the quality of their healthcare delivery. Clarity Group, Inc. was selected by the owners of HCCI to design the captive and manage the daily operations of the company as well as be a source for risk, quality and safety solutions.

The article which was co-authored by Tim McCormick, President and CEO of Unity Health Systems and Chairman of HCCI, with Warren Hern, FHFMA, Executive Vice President and CFO of Unity Health Systems, and highlights the goals that were put in place at the onset of the captive creation process for HCCI. The five healthcare systems, namely Unity Health System, Rochester, N.Y.; Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, N.C.; Health First, Inc., Rockledge, Fla.; Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Tallahassee, Fla.; and Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, were able to bring their unique perspectives together to create something that has benefited everyone involved. Six years into the life of HCCI, its members point to four components that led to their success: Common and aligned goals for the captive in the areas of risk/quality/safety management, a commitment to ongoing education, open and honest dialogue among member-owners, and easy-to-use technology to support information flow and decision making (All HCCI Members use Clarity's Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal technology).

The article can be viewed on HFMA's website via this link: Aligning Risk Management with Patient Safety

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 (RQS) and professional liability claims management 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. The company's operating division, Clarity PSO, is a Patient Safety Organization listed with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

For further information about the captive management and RQS services of Clarity Group please visit http://www.claritygrp.com or contact Rick Ulmer at 773-864-8280.

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