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North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Moves Forward with Statewide Information Management Project to Enhance Patient Safety in the State
Date:6/11/2009

North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Statewide Information Management Project

Chicago (PRWEB) June 11, 2009 -- The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network of the North Dakota Center for Rural Health and Clarity Group, a leading provider of healthcare risk, quality and patient safety software and consulting services have joined forces to carry on a statewide effort to enhance patient safety across the state through shared data obtained as a result of their information management strategy. "The Quality Network set out in Fall 2008 to test the possibility of working together across the state to collect information that could have a positive impact on patient safety in the small and rural healthcare setting," said Jody Ward, ND CAH Quality Network Coordinator. "The Pilot Project lasted 6 months after which the group determined that the strategy was working and that this was an appropriate project for the Quality Network to continue."

"We have seen data shared across the state for 12 CAHs that participated in the Pilot and have recognized added benefit from ease of data collection and the ability to use the data internally to create positive change. We look forward to continuing with the project and expanding to other CAHs in North Dakota," stated Coleen Bomber of Northwood Deaconess Health Center. The information strategy has been supported by Clarity's Healthcare SafetyZone® Portal, a web-based software application that has made access to the system easy with very little in-house IT support necessary. In addition, the ease of use by CAH staff and the ability to work with the individual CAHs in creating data analysis templates has been very well accepted by all participants.

"Because the Pilot Project has been so successful, we were pleased to support its going forward via the Quality Network by making certain Flex Grant money available to the participants to offset the reasonable fee charge by Clarity to access the project and continue to obtain their consultative support in the data review and analysis," added Marlene Miller, Program Director, UND Center for Rural Health. "This has been an important project for Clarity Group because it demonstrates the power of data in supporting safety and quality efforts of small and rural healthcare which is the backbone of the US healthcare system. We wanted to provide a robust product at a reasonable price to push this effort forward and we are so pleased to be working the North Dakota CAH providers and the Center for Rural Health as they continue with their innovative Healthcare Safety Zone Portal Program," said Anna Hajek, President and CEO of Clarity Group.

About The Quality Network of the North Dakota Center for Rural Health
The North Dakota CAH Quality Network was formed for the purpose of sharing best practices, education and resources to help advance healthcare quality and safety in North Dakota. The Center for Rural Health (University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences) supports the Critical Access Hospital Quality Network through funding, facilitation of meetings and opportunities to accomplish its goals.

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.

For further information about the services of Clarity Group you are asked to visit www.claritygrp.com or to contact Rick Ulmer at rulmer (at) claritygrp (dot) com or at 773-864-8280.

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