03:03 pm December 03, 2015
Nearly 100 hospitals were singled out by The Leapfrog Group this week for performing at the highest levels of quality and safety: lower infection rates, higher high-risk procedure survival rates, shorter lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.
08:57 am October 28, 2015
As it does twice a year, hospital safety watchdog The Leapfrog Group shines its light on the good, the bad and the ugly of hospital safety with a letter grade. What it shows is sluggish improvement, even as 133 hospitals maintain an A grade.
08:32 am July 09, 2015
In one of four hospitals across the country hand washing -- the best-known way to prevent hospital infections -- is apparently not a priority, according to Leapfrog's new hospital survey.
11:10 am July 06, 2015
Too often, health organizations "make rookie mistakes" in their technology implementations, writes Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder. And too often, these rollouts leave hospitals vulnerable to serious patient safety risks.
10:24 am May 15, 2015
Just 60 percent of hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey complied with all 21 the National Quality Forum endorsed safe practices on nursing workforce, according to a report published this week.
11:53 am April 29, 2015
The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday published new results for its Hospital Safety Score, which grades more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals on quality and safety metrics. The new system enables an easy look at whether hospitals have improved over time.
10:52 am December 31, 2014
Each year, medical errors kill 400,000 Americans, more people than any other illness aside from cancer and heart disease. In an effort to recognize hospitals that have successfully worked to reduce these deadly medical errors, patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group has released its list of the 2014 top hospitals in the U.S.
02:23 pm December 12, 2014
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of a survey released in July by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in healthcare.
02:20 pm December 12, 2014
In the past decade, several studies have come out suggesting that CPOE can introduce and even magnify errors without proper safeguards, particularly against physicians suffering from "alert fatigue" turning off notifications.
10:17 am July 23, 2014
On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side, hospitals can't seem to get a handle on certain hospital-acquired infections.