Monthly Newsletter
April 2015
The 2015 Survey and CPOE Evaluation Tool are now live! 


Hospital Survey The annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures. Data and findings from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey allow purchasers of health care to structure contracts and purchasing toward the highest performing hospitals, while providing consumers with potentially lifesaving information on hospital quality. 


The measures also provide hospitals with a valuable opportunity to benchmark the progress they are making in improving the safety, quality, and efficiency of the care they deliver. Results are publicly reported, by hospital, at each month. 


The first reporting deadline for the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is June 30, 2015. Results will be publicly reported and refreshed monthly starting on July 25th.  


Visit to get started! 

Sign up for these educational calls today!  


To assist hospitals in completing the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, we are hosting free, educational Town Hall calls. These calls will discuss the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and its measures in more detail. All hospitals planning to or considering participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey should attend one of these calls. If you missed our April 15 call, please use the registration link to sign up for May:

 Questions about the Survey should be sent directly to the HelpDesk. More information about key Survey information can be found here.

Leapfrog releases its High-risk Surgeries Report


Last month, The Leapfrog Group released its High-risk Surgeries report, an in-depth examination of survival rates for four high-risk procedures--pancreatectomy, esophagectomy, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and aortic valve replacement (AVR).   

Leapfrog releases its CPOE Report


Last week, The Leapfrog Group  released its Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) report, a unique study of the electronic prescribing systems that hospitals use to prevent dangerous medication errors.

Although we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of hospitals using CPOE systems in their hospitals, those systems just aren't as effective as they should be. Our research shows that over 1/3 of orders that could potentially result in patient harm are not being caught by hospitals' CPOE systems.

Download the report now.
SurveySpring Hospital Safety Scores Coming Soon 
Spring 2015 Scores to be released in late April


Hospital Safety Scores are assigned to more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation twice annually. Our easy-to-use letter grade scoring system allows consumers to quickly assess the safety of their local hospital, and choose the safest hospital to seek care.  


Be on the lookout for the official launch of the spring scores!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter 


Another big change for 2015 - a special Hospital Safety Score 

 Facebook page and Twitter handle (@HospSafetyScore). We'll be posting all the patient safety news, resources, and tips you can handle, so please consider following us on these new platforms.  
Recent events, articles, and publications from and about The Leapfrog Group


It's been a busy spring for President and CEO Leah Binder, whose perspectives have been published in, the Wall Street Journal Experts Column, the LA Times, HealthLeadersMedia and more. But no matter the outlet or venue, transparency is at the heart of the message.  


Peruse some of her latest writing, and check out her speech at the recent National Summit on Health Care Transparency. Time For Bipartisan Action On Health Care Transparency





HealthLeadersMedia Facebook Ratings Correlate with Hospital Quality Data 




Leah Binder at the National Summit on Health Care Transparency
Leah Binder at the National Summit on Health Care Transparency
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June 25-26: The Westin Buckhead, Atlanta, GA  

The Hospital Acquired Conditions Conference, coordinated by GHP Network, offers an invaluable chance for health care professionals to come together to learn how to improve HAC scores & mitigate the risk of reimbursement penalties under the HAC Reduction Program.   


Use code "Leapfrog10" for a 10% discount on your order. Hurry - Early Bird pricing ends May 1! 


View the agenda. 


The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health benefits founded a decade ago to work for improvements in health care safety, quality, and affordability. Leapfrog purchaser members use hospital survey results in contracting, open enrollment with their employees and other public reporting, benefits design, and value-based purchasing programs.  The Leapfrog Hospital Survey focuses on three critical areas of patient safety and quality: how patients fare, which includes issues like mortality for common high-risk surgeries and procedures; resources used to care for patients measured by length of stay and readmission rates; and management practices that promote safety and quality, such as adopting computerized physician order entry to reduce medication errors.



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