Through this webinar, we aim to enhance the knowledge of healthcare providers to help ensure that they can take advantage of the protections being offered.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 09, 2011
Clarity Group, Inc. (Clarity) a leading healthcare resource specializing in integrated risk/quality/safety systems and captive insurance company development and management, along with its component PSO, Clarity PSO, announced today that it will be hosting a complimentary webinar on October 6, 2011 to provide a forum for healthcare providers to better understand the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 and how Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) can provide both protection and assistance for the enhancement of patient safety and quality.
In November 2008, Clarity PSO was one of the first Patient Safety Organizations to be federally certified and listed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Clarity Group, Inc. recognized early on that creating a PSO would be a natural and logical extension of Clarity’s commitment to assisting its healthcare providers in executing on their vision for healthcare excellence.
Clarity PSO members represent a variety of healthcare providers in several states. These members include not only traditional acute care hospitals, but also integrated health systems, specialty services such as teleradiology and dialysis centers, long term care facilities and healthcare provider professional societies.
“It is in our experience that this legislation is still very misunderstood and as a result, very under-utilized. Many questions remain regarding how to properly make use of all the benefits that a Patient Safety Organization can offer to a member. Through this webinar, we aim to enhance the knowledge of healthcare providers to help ensure that they can take advantage of the protections being offered as well as continue with our shared commitment to improving the quality and safety of the delivery of healthcare,” states Tom Piotrowski, Executive Director of Clarity PSO.
This webinar will aim to answer the following questions:
1. What is a PSO: myths and realities?
2. Who can work with a PSO?
3. Why should my organization work with a PSO?
4. How can my organization and providers be protected under this legislation?
Clarity PSO invites all healthcare providers to participate in this complimentary program.
About Clarity PSO
Clarity PSO, A Division of Clarity Group, Inc., offers healthcare providers the opportunity to participate in patient safety and quality improvement efforts with the federal privilege and confidentiality protections of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act). The Patient Safety Act protections include a privilege against discovery in potential litigation. Essentially, any provider licensed to provide healthcare services may participate in this program.
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 the organization into a Healthcare Safety Zone 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 in Washington, DC.