The 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1 to November 30.
The annual survey assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures that are of specific interest to health care purchasers and consumers. The measures also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
2019 Hospital Survey Town Hall Calls
Hospitals are invited to the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Town Hall Calls to learn more about changes to the 2019 Hospital Survey, including new sections: Section 6F Hand Hygiene and Section 10 Outpatient Procedures. The call will conclude with 20 minutes for Q&A.
Medication Reconciliation Town Hall Call
Hospitals are invited to the Medication Reconciliation Town Hall Call on May 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET to learn more about the Medication Reconciliation Measure in Section 8B, including common challenges that hospitals face in collecting the data and how to overcome them. The call will conclude with 20 minutes for Q&A.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2018, over 2,000 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
For the First Time, The Leapfrog Group Opens Its 2019 Survey Cycle to Ambulatory and Outpatient Surgical Services
The Leapfrog Group recently announced the opening of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, for the first-time including questions about outpatient surgery in addition to its traditional content on the quality and safety of inpatient care. Leapfrog also launched its inaugural Leapfrog ASC Survey on April 1, open to all ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S.
Register for the Leapfrog Deep Dive Session
The Leapfrog Group, in partnership with DHG Healthcare, will be holding an in-person training and orientation for hospital and ambulatory surgery center leaders during the 2019 DHG Symposium on June 4 and 5.
Looking for Extra Help?
The Survey Users Group is designed for hospitals that would like a more interactive approach to understanding the survey, measure specifications, and scoring algorithms. The Users Group meets monthly from March to December for an annual fee of $250. These monthly technical assistance calls are provided in addition to Leapfrog’s Survey Help Desk which continues to provide free technical assistance to all hospitals.
Alignment with Other National Programs
Many of the measures included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are in use by other national agencies and organizations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and The Joint Commission.
Leapfrog's Rating Programs
Leapfrog rates hospitals through its two main initiatives: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. If you receive hospital communications from Leapfrog, you may have seen information on both of these programs, perhaps even around the same time.
The infographic at right is meant to help you understand the differences between these two programs.
The theme of our 2018 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was Safe Surgery. Learn more by watching the following video recaps: