2014 News & Events

October 27
Statement on Ebola in U.S. Hospitals
 
July 18
New Report from The Leapfrog Group Details U.S. Hospital Performance
 
July 7
Waste, errors in health care remain huge issues, experts agree
 
June 27
The Leapfrog Group Appoints Two New Members to Its Board of Directors
 
April 29
Hospital Safety Score Reveals Hospitals Becoming Safer, but Dangers to Patients Lurk
 
April 16
Leapfrog Submits Comments on NQF Risk Adjustment Draft Report
 
March 21
Report on an Independent Review of the Safe Practices Section of the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the CPOE Evaluation Tool
 
March 18
The Leapfrog Group Partners with Castlight Health to Analyze 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Data
 
March 2
Dramatic Decline in Dangerous Early Elective Deliveries; The Leapfrog Group Cautions Against Babies Being Born Too Soon, Hits National Target
 
January 30
The Leapfrog Group Accepts Resignation from Dr. Charles Denham
 
January 15
Statement regarding Journal of Hospital Medicine report from Leah Binder, President & CEO


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2013 News & Events

December 3
The Leapfrog Group Names 2013 Top Hospitals
 
December 3
URAC and The Leapfrog Group Announce Winners of the 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program
 
November 15
The Leapfrog Group Invites Comment on Proposed New C-Section Measure for Hospital Survey
 
November 15
Special Announcement for Hospitals on 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
October 23
Hospital Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S., and New Hospital Safety Scores Show Improvements Are Too Slow
 
August 20
URAC and Leapfrog Call for Entries for 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Awards
 
August 15
Leapfrog Defends Hidden Surcharge Calculator Methodology
 
July 25
The Hidden Surcharge Americans Pay for Hospital Errors
 
July 16
Leah Binder in Accountable Care News: "Pioneer ACOs"
 
June 28
Leapfrog Submits Comments to CMS
 
June 18
Support Leapfrog's Suggest Changes to Proposed CMS Rule
 
June 5
Aetna to Highlight Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Scores to Help Patients Make Informed Health Decisions
 
May 8
Latest Hospital Safety Scores Show Incremental Progress in Patient Safety
 
April 16
The Leapfrog Group Announces A National Rollout for the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
April 16
Leapfrog President & CEO Leah Binder named to Modern Healthcare's list of Top 25 Women in Healthcare
 
April 12
Becker's Hospital Review Names 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety, including Leapfrog President & CEO Leah Binder
 
April 3
AARP The Magazine Highlights Lessons from America's Safest Hospitals
 
March 29
Leapfrog included in USA Today Patient Safety Awareness Campaign
 
March 18
URAC and The Leapfrog Group Announce Winners of the 2012 Excellence in Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program
 
March 4
Health Plan Users Group Materials Now Available
 
February 21
New Data: Early Elective Deliveries Decline at Hospitals as Health Leaders Caution Against Unnecessary Deliveries
 
February 12
Discount for National Pay for Performance Summit Available to Leapfrog Members and Affiliates


 

2012 News & Events

December 18
New Hospital Safety Score App
 
December 12
Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute to Support the Hospital Safety Score and Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
December 4
Leapfrog Announces 2012 Top Hospitals
 
November 29
The Leapfrog Group Announces Updated Hospital Safety Scores
 
November 18
Commentary on Modern Healthcare's Purchasing Power Survey
 
November 16
Leapfrog Invites Public Comment on the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
November 12
Hospital Safety Score Grading System highlighted in AARP Bulletin
 
November 12
Leah Binder in Forbes: A Post-Election Vision for Healthcare
 
November 1
Catalyst for Payment Reform Statement on Price and Quality Transparency in Health Care
 
October 29
Leah Binder in Forbes.com on 3 healthcare trends
 
October 19
Recording of Hospital Safety Score Webinar for Hospitals
 
October 19
Choosing Wisely information now available for Leapfrog Members and Partners
 
October 17
Leah Binder in Forbes: What We Can Learn from Walmart
 
October 15
Hospital Safety Score Webinars
 
October 5
President & CEO Leah Binder selected as contributor to Forbes.com
 
September 25
Competitive Benchmarking Reports for Hospitals Now Available for Pre-Order
 
September 11
Deadline extended for Modern Healthcare Purchasing Power Survey
 
August 14
Leah Binder Op-Ed in the New York Daily News
 
August 14
Safe Hospital Stay Kits for Members and Partners
 
August 14
Hospital Rankings Get Serious
 
July 5
The Leapfrog Group response to Consumer Reports Health new hospital safety ratings
 
June 28
Leapfrog Responds to AHA Criticism of Hospital Safety Score
 
June 27
Leah Binder Interviewed on the HealthCare Consumerism Radio Show
 
June 22
National State-by-State Ranking of Hospital Safety Score
 
June 20
ABC News reports on the Hospital Safety Score
 
June 6
How Safe is Your Hospital?
 
June 5
URAC & The Leapfrog Group present the Excellence in Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program
 
May 23
Leapfrog ICU Physician Staffing Town Hall Call Recording Now Available
 
May 22
Slides for ICU Physician Staffing Town Hall Call
 
May 22
2012 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Town Hall Call Recording Now Available
 
May 11
URAC & The Leapfrog Group present the Excellence in Hospital Website Transparency Awards Program
 
May 10
Slides for Leapfrog Hospital Survey Town Hall calls available
 
April 30
Lack of Testing and Monitoring of Health IT by Hospitals and Vendors Potentially Jeopardizes Patients— Hospital Performance Is Improving, but More Must Be Done
 
April 9
ICU Physician Staffing Standard Town Hall Call for Hospitals
 
April 2
2012 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is now live
 
March 28
2012 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Town Hall Calls for Hospitals
 
March 15
What's New in the 2012 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
March 12
Audio Recording and Slides from Leapfrog-IHI Webinar on Early Elective Deliveries for Healthcare Professionals
 
February 23
Audio Recording and Slides from Leapfrog-CPR Webinar on Early Elective Deliveries for Purchasers Now Available
 
January 30
Hospitals Make Progress in Eliminating Early Elective Deliveries: Good News, but More Work Needs to be Done
 
January 25
The Leapfrog Group presents Early Elective Delivery Webinars for Health Professionals with IHI
 
January 3
Health Plan User Group Dashboards now available



2011 News & Events

December 15
Videos of speakers at Leapfrog's Annual Meeting now available
 
December 6
The Leapfrog Group Announces Annual Top Hospitals List
 
November 16
Leah Binder looks at how hospitals can use their purchaser's perspective to drive down health care costs in Modern Healthcare
 
November 11
The Leapfrog Group Invites Public Comment on the 2012 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
November 10
Will We Ever Get to Never: Keynote Speakers for Annual Meeting
 
October 25
Dr. Lucian Leape confirmed as keynote speaker for Leapfrog's Annual Meeting
 
October 24
Leapfrog's Response to ACO Rule
 
October 19
IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC REPORTING IN REDUCING ICU INFECTIONS: Leapfrog Responds to New CDC Infection Report
 
October 19
Register now for Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting on December 6th, 2011
 
July 27
The Leapfrog Group Will Publicly Report on Nursing Excellence: 2011 Hospital Ratings Will Include Magnet® Status for the First Time
 
July 5
Leapfrog Announces New Board Members
 
April 12
LEAPFROG GROUP STATEMENT REGARDING THE PARTNERSHIP FOR PATIENTS: TRANSPARENCY IS KEY
 
April 1
Leapfrog Hosting Town Hall Calls for the 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
January 26
Preventing Early Elective Deliveries Leapfrog Webinar for Health Care Professionals
 
January 26
Newborn Deliveries Are Scheduled Too Early, According to Hospital Watchdog Group
 
January 24
Media Advisory:Newborn Deliveries Are Scheduled Too Early, According to Hospital Watchdog Group Leapfrog Announces Call to Action: Protect Mothers and Babies from Unnecessary Harm



2010 News & Events

December 1
The Leapfrog Group Announces Annual Top Hospitals List
 
November 30
The Leapfrog Group Announces Top Hospitals of the Decade
 
November 11
Time to recommit to preventing “never events”
 
November 5
The Leapfrog Group Invites Public Comment on the 2011 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
September 23
Rescheduled Technical Assistance Call For Early Elective Delivery Measure
 
September 14
Leapfrog Hospital Survey Is Now Available!
 
September 7
Important Message For Hospitals: The Survey Site is Moving
 
August 4
Statement by The Leapfrog Group on the Final Meaningful Use Rule: Good First Step, But Grave Concerns
 
June 30
Leapfrog Announces New Report on the Safety of Electronic Prescribing in Hospitals
 
May 18
The Leapfrog Group Hosting Special Q&A Town Hall Call for Hospitals' Survey Questions
 
May 4
Leapfrog Hosting Townhall Calls for the 2010 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
May 3
The Leapfrog Group Announces New Board Members
 
April 19
The Leapfrog Group Announces New Business Partnership with Quantros to Administer The Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
April 13
FROM THE 2009 LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SURVEY: QUALITY NOT ADEQUATE & WASTE A MAJOR PROBLEM
 
February 3
Transparency Should Not Be a Luxury; It Is a Matter of Life and Death: What Purchasers and Consumers Can Do
 
January 22
Leapfrog’s CEO Comments on Proposed Changes to Serious Reportable Events Definition



2009 News & Events

December 3
Announcing 2009 Leapfrog Top Hospitals
 
November 2
The Leapfrog Group Invites Public Comment on the 2010 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
August 27
Modern Healthcare ranks Leapfrog’s CEO Number 28 among the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare”
 
June 25
The Leapfrog Group Announces New Board Chair
 
May 21
UPDATES ON THE 2009 SURVEY -- Please check here for important updates to the 2009 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and supporting documentation.
 
April 15
Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey finds majority of Hospitals fail to meet important quality standards
 
April 1
Statement of Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder to JAMA study on safe practices April 1, 2009
 
March 13
Townhall Call Dates and Materials for 2009 Leapfrog Hospital Survey



2008 News & Events

December 16
The Leapfrog Group Identifies Nation's "Highest Value" Hospitals
 
November 3
The Leapfrog Group Invites Public Comment on the 2009 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
October 29
More Hospitals adopting Leapfrog Group's "Never Events" policy
 
October 17
National Business Coalition on Health Hosts its 13th Annual Conference in Washington DC
 
October 15
Leapfrog issues caution that quality assurance is necessary during implementation of computerized medication systems
 
September 24
The Leapfrog Group Announces the 2008 Leapfrog Top Hospitals
 
August 21
The Leapfrog Group Partners with Modern Healthcare to Promote the 2008 Healthcare Purchasing Power Survey
 
August 6
New 2008 Leapfrog Hospital Ratings & Web Site
 
July 9
Statement of the Leapfrog Group on Hospital Overdose of Up to 17 Babies in Corpus Christi
 
June 16
Harvard Study in Joint Commission Journal: Mortality Rates Lower in Leapfrog Hospitals
 
June 6
The Leapfrog Group Releases 2008 Hospital Survey Offering Consumers Greater Assurance of Safety
 
April 30
Town Hall Call Dates & Materials for 2008 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
April 23
For Members Only: 2008 Health Plan Users Group Calls
 
April 16
Leapfrog Testifies Before Congress on Health Care Associated Infections
 
March 26
White paper available to explain risk-adjustment model for Leapfrog's resource utilizaton measures
 
March 17
White paper available to explain Leapfrog's new EBHR Survival Predictor
 
February 14
What's New in the 2008 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
February 7
Upcoming Hospital Workshop on NQF Safe Practices Adoption
 
January 24
Governance for Quality and Patient-Centered Care Awards Winners Announced
 
January 22
Leah Binder Named Leapfrog Group CEO
 
January 8
Aetna Pilots Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program



2007 News & Events

The Leapfrog Group's Conference on the Future of Hospital Governance
 
Two Tools Unveiled to Promote Use of Incentives and Rewards in Health Care
 
View the Proposed Changes to the 2008 Hospital Quality and Safety Survey
 
Leapfrog Accepting Submissions for Two Health Care Quality Awards Until 12/1
 
CEO Search Criteria Released
 
Half of Hospitals Reporting to Leapfrog Say They Won't Bill for "Never Events"
 
2007 Leapfrog Top Hospitals and Survey Results
 
Release: 87% of Hospitals Do Not Take Recommended Steps to Prevent Infections
 
New Report: P4P Programs for Providers Now Total 150
 
Leapfrog CEO Makes Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People" List, Again
 
Leapfrog Invites State Purchasers To Become Members
 
Jan 08 conference: Hospital Leaders and Leapfrog to Discuss Governance and Quality
 
Leapfrog Looks to the Future as Delbanco Announces Departure
 
NEJM: Volume and Level of Care Impact Outcomes in NICUs
 
DC/Baltimore Consumers Can Soon Make Better Decisions Choosing a Hospital
 
First Million Paid Out Through the Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program
 
Hospital Incentive Program Featuring Direct Collaboration with Employers
 
Partnership Unveils New Purchaser Guides to Value-driven Health Care
 
Leapfrog Launches 2007 Hospital Quality and Safety Survey
 
2007 Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Townhall Calls for Hospitals (Spring)
 
AHRQ Launches Health Audio News Service for Consumers
 
Leapfrog Accomplishments in the Health Care System
 
Don't Be Left Out: Submit to the Largest P4P Survey by April 1
 
Does P4P Pay Off? Tool measures ROI of P4P program
 
Leapfrog Announces New Partner Member: USC Consulting



2006 News & Events

Letter to Chairman Thomas of House Ways and Means Committee on "Never Events"
 
Study: Hospital Commitment to Quality/Safety Linked to Higher Patient Satisfaction
 
Introducing Leapfrog Hospital Insights
 
Leapfrog Urges Employers to Support Executive Order
 
Leapfrog Urges Hospitals to Commit to New Policy on Health Care "Never Events"
 
2007 Leapfrog Hospital Survey -Public Comment Period 10/24/06-11/28/06
 
Announcing the Top Hospitals 2006 and results of the 2006 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
The Leapfrog Group offers support to Secretary Leavitt
 
Leapfrog on the New IOM Report on Pay For Performance
 
Prometheus’ new payment model seeks to reform the toxic health care payment system
 
Leapfrog CEO Among Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare”
 
Leapfrog Applauds Minnesota’s Value-Based Healthcare Purchasing Initiative
 
National Business Coalition on Health Annual Conference to Feature Leapfrog Initiatives (Nov. 5-7)
 
Leapfrog CEO Makes Modern Healthcare’s “30 for the Future” List
 
Leapfrog on the Bush administration’s new quality measurement program
 
Record Numbers Report to the 2006 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
National awards for excellence in incentives and rewards presented
 
First-Ever Program Rewarding Hospitals for Excellent AND Efficient Care Launched
 
The Leapfrog Group Statement on "Never Events" in Health Care
 
Hospital Survey Town Hall Recordings Now Posted
 
Health Plans Recognize 22 Top Performing Hospitals in CA
 
2005 Health Plan User Group Scorecard Now Available
 
2006 Leapfrog Hospital Safety and Quality Survey Launched

 



2005 News & Events

CIGNA to use Data from Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program data nationally
 
Leapfrog et al Respond to Article on CPOE in Pediatrics, December 1, 2005
 
The Leapfrog Group and Med-Vantage Announce National Partnership on Incentive Program Research
 
October 31, 2005 Survey Results
 
Call for New Leapfrog Regions
 
Rewarding Results Pay-4-Performance Press Conference, November 15, 2005
 
Leapfrog Hosts Hospital Rewards Program Town Hall Calls for Members
 
AHRQ Grant for Leapfrog
 
Why Submit Data to Leapfrog AND to IHI?
 
Leapfrog Hospital Survey Town Hall Calls: Recordings Now Available
 
Leapfrog Group Launches National Hospital Rewards Program
 
Leapfrog/NBCH's Incentives and Rewards Workshop Highlights
 
Leapfrog CEO Makes Top 25 Women in Health Care List
 
Alert: Enhancements to the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Finalized. Please Review.
 
Just Released: Leapfrog Hospital Survey Refresh
 
Leapfrog Responds to University of Pennsylvania Study on CPOE Errors
 
Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program Launched
 
Five New Regions Join the Leapfrog Effort
 
Leapfrog to Target Rural Hospitals to Participate in Hospital Survey
 
Consumers, Employers and Labor Groups Unite to Establish Guidelines on Physician and Hospital Performance
 
New Multi-Stakeholder Effort to Measure the Efficiency of Health Care Providers

 



2004 News & Events

The Leapfrog Group Supports IHI's Campaign
 
View the video news release on the latest Leapfrog Hospital Survey results
 
Leapfrog 2004 Survey Results Released; Consumers urged to use data to make hospital choices
 
National SCIP Partnership Developing to Reduce Surgical Complications
 
The Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project launches its website
 
Leapfrog Group offers first web-based compendium of quality incentive and reward programs
 
Open Town Hall Calls for Hospitals on Version 3.0 of the Leapfrog Survey
 
Leapfrog Offers Consumers Expanded Quality and Safety Information
 
New Leapfrog Hospital Survey
 
The Leapfrog Group welcomes New Study - Center for Studying Health System Change
 
Leapfrog is recognized as an 'Innovator and Visionary'
 
The Leapfrog Group welcomes two new studies on outcomes

 



2003 News & Events

Prometheus’ new payment model seeks to reform the toxic health care payment system
 
Comment needed on existing and new 'Leaps'

 



2002 News & Events

70 Percent of All Americans Can Now Get Leapfrog Patient Safety Information for Hospitals in their Area
 
The Leapfrog Group Expands Patient Safety Improvement into 12 New Regions
 
Premier, Zynx Health and The Leapfrog Group Exploring Additional Safety Measures for Complex Treatments
 
New Hospital Patient Safety Information Gives Consumers the Power to Make More Informed Health Care Choices

 



2001 News & Events

New Guide for Hospitals on Computerized Physician Order Entery (CPOE) Gives Hospitals Much Needed Resource
 
Health Grades Announces Partnership Agreement with The Leapfrog Group
 
First Consulting Group and the Business Roundtable's Leapfrog Group to Develop Testing Methodology for Computer-Based Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Systems

 



2000 News & Events

The Leapfrog Group Press Launch