News and Events
Statement by The Leapfrog Group on the Final Meaningful Use Rule: Good First Step, But Grave Concerns
August 4, 2010
Leapfrog applauds the Obama Administration for including Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) as part of the final Meaningful Use regulations, published last month in the Federal Register. These new federal regulations are an important first step in accelerating health information technology adoption.
June 3, 2010
Lack of Testing and Monitoring By Hospitals and Vendors Potentially Jeopardizes Patients, But Solutions Are Available
April 13, 2010
According to new results from the 2009 Leapfrog Hospital Survey released today at the World Health Congress in Washington, DC, hospital quality needs significant improvement and waste remains rampant. One encouraging sign: steady improvements over time.
Transparency Should Not Be a Luxury; It Is a Matter of Life and Death: What Purchasers and Consumers Can Do
February 3, 2010
For the first time, in 2009 The Leapfrog Group asked hospitals across the country on behalf of Leapfrog's purchaser members to publicly report their rates of one of the most common and deadly forms of hospital-acquired infections: central-line associated blood stream infections, or CLABSIs.
January 22, 2010
Leah Binder, CEO of The Leapfrog Group, serves on the National Quality Forum's Serious Reportable Events (SREs) Steering Committee, as the only purchaser representative. She was one of two Committee members who recently voted in opposition to changing the SRE definition from "events that should never occur" to "events that should not occur."