Town Hall Calls

Throughout the year, Leapfrog will host Town Hall Calls to provide hospitals and other stakeholders background information about the content of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. In addition, we often host Town Hall Calls on special topics that we are considering for future versions of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. You can find information, including presentations and recordings, from all of our Town Hall Calls below. 

 

Previous Town Hall Calls
 

CPOE Evaluation Tool Town Hall Call

Hospitals heard from Drs. David Bates (Brigham and Women's Hospital) and David Classen (University of Utah), the CPOE Evaluation Tool Developers, on how to use the CPOE Evaluation Tool results in quality improvement as well as best practices related to disruptive alerts and hard stops.



Download the Town Hall Call Recording here

 

Medication Reconciliation Technical Assistance Call

Section 8B: Medication Reconciliation is a new measure on the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, where hospitals provide data on the rate of unintentional medication discrepancies.  Due to the complex and time-intensive data collection process, Leapfrog hosted two Technical Assistance Calls to review the measure specifications and FAQ’s on October 16 and 17, 3:00 pm ET.

The Technical Assistance Call was hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Schnipper from Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Schnipper is the leader of the Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study and the developer of this measure.  The call also featured individuals from hospitals that participated in The MARQUIS Collaborative, who shared their experiences and advice for collecting the data.  There were short Q&A sessions where hospitals asked additional questions and provided feedback on the measure.
 

Slides and materials from both calls can be found here:

Download the recording of the October 16 Call here

Download the recording of the October 17 Call here

 

2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Town Hall Call

The Town Hall Call will focus on changes to the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Both Town Hall Calls were recorded, and the slides and recording are posted below. The calls covered the same material.

Download the recording of the April 26 Call here

Download the recording of the May 10 Call here

 

Town Hall Call on Leapfrog's NHSN Group

Leapfrog hosted a third webinar to review the new NHSN requirements. This session focused primarily on updates to deadlines and requirements for having infection data reported for the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This session included live Q&A.

Download the recording here

Instructions and FAQs discussed on the call are provided here

 

Medication Reconciliation Town Hall Call

The Town Hall Call was focused on collecting a gold standard medication history and identifying unintentional medication discrepancies. Also, important tools for hospitals and pharmacists were shared and discussed. All Leapfrog participating hospitals are urged to listen to the recording with their hospital pharmacist. 

The Town Hall Call was hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Schnipper from Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Schnipper is the leader of the Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study and the developer of this new measure. 

Recordings of the both the April 10 and the May 5 Town Hall Calls are available for download below.  Both calls covered the same material.

Download the April 10 recording here

Download the May 5 recording here

 

CPOE Evaluation Tool Town Hall Call

Leapfrog will be launching an updated version of the CPOE Evaluation Tool with the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey on April 1.

The CPOE Evaluation Tool development team, led by Drs. David Bates and David Classen, received a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to update the Adult Inpatient CPOE Evaluation Tool. Version 3.0 of the CPOE Evaluation Tool incorporates feedback we have received from hospitals regarding formulary issues, lab value issues, and outdated alerts. The new Tool will include updated patient profiles, updated medication orders, and an updated user interface, as well as other enhancements such as a display timer.

In addition, the CPOE Evaluation Tool will be scored based on an updated scoring algorithm. The algorithm for the Tool is currently being finalized by the developers. We plan to release additional details during two Town Hall Calls, which will take place on January 18 and February 2 at 1:00 PM (ET).  Both webinars will cover the same content; please only register for one. If you are unable to make either webinar, a recording will be available here.

Download the recording here

Download the recording here

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