Clarity Group, Inc. Announces Successful Launch of New Critical Access, Small and Rural Healthcare Facilities Benchmark Program

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Clarity Group, Inc. announces launch of Benchmark for Excellence in Patient SafetyTM Program.

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On June 16th, Clarity Group, Inc. hosted a webinar to introduce the Benchmark for Excellence in Patient SafetyTM Program, a first of its kind benchmarking program specifically designed for Critical Access, Small and Rural facilities. The webinar, which was attended by participants from 16 states, discussed the different program goals and objectives as well as the benchmarking opportunities available to members of the program.

The Benchmark for Excellence in Patient SafetyTM Program has truly hit the ground running with organizations in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Washington and Florida already showing interest in participating. “The initial interest from the introductory webinar is a very positive sign that this program is something that is needed and wanted by Critical Access, Small and Rural healthcare facilities. We are very excited about the prospect of working with these unique organizations and feel that the data being collected and the patient safety best practices being shared is beneficial to all who participate,” states Anna Marie Hajek, President & CEO of Clarity Group, Inc.

The Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety ProgramTM is designed specifically to bring Critical Access, Small and Rural facilities together in benchmarking commonly reported data and to share patient safety best practices. Quarterly user group meetings will begin in October 2011 for the current members of the program. These meetings will give participants the opportunity to get to know their peers and to review the Quarterly Comparison Reports, which will detail the data that has been collected in the past 3 months.

Clarity Group, Inc. is making this program available to any Critical Access, Small and Rural facility which utilizes the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal (Portal), which is Clarity’s web-based tool for patient safety data collection. Use of the Portal ensures that the data being captured is common for all members of the Benchmark for Excellence in Patient SafetyTM Program.

To learn more about the Benchmark for Excellence in Patient Safety or to request a demonstration of the Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal, please visit our new Benchmark for Excellence in Patient SafetyTM webpage.

About Clarity Group, Inc.
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 their organization into a Healthcare SafetyZone for patients, visitors and staff. Clarity PSO, a Division of Clarity Group, Inc. is a federally listed Patient Safety Organization with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in Washington, DC.

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