Leapfrog Best Practices Poster Session in Partnership with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Call for Abstracts 

For the first time, The Leapfrog Group, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, will host a poster session during its 2024 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.

This is an opportunity for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to share case studies directly tied to meeting Leapfrog’s Hospital Survey, ASC Survey, or Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Standards on:

  • Patient Rights and Ethics (billing ethics, health care equity, informed consent, and never events)
  • Surgical Safety and Quality (facility and surgeon volume standards, safe surgery checklist implementation, patient experience)
  • Specialty Care (maternity care, pediatric care, critical care)
  • Patient Safety (medication safety, NQF Safe Practices, hand hygiene, healthcare-associated infections, nurse staffing and skill mix).

Only hospitals and ASCs who have submitted a 2024 Leapfrog Survey are eligible to participate in the poster session. 

Leapfrog’s annual meeting attracts purchasers and employers, health plans, patients and patient activists, industry leaders from solutions companies and other health care vendors, C-suite hospital leaders, patient safety and quality officers, nurse leaders, policy makers, and more.

Presenters will have their work prominently displayed among attendees and will allow the sharing of best practices that will create real change in the U.S. health care system. The two top poster session presenters will be given awards and have the opportunity to present their work on the main stage during the meeting. 

Guidelines for Submissions:

 Please submit an abstract of 400 words or less summarizing the work you’d like to present with the following headings:

  • Descriptive Title
  • Problem Statement
  • Leapfrog Standard Addressed by Case Study
  • Description of the Intervention or Program
  • Findings to date
  • Lessons Learned
  • Authors (include full names and affiliations)

May include one table or figure as part of the word count.

Please note that if submissions do not meet these standards, they may be rejected or returned for revisions.

How to Submit Abstracts:

Abstracts must be submitted electronically by the presenting author below.

By submitting an abstract, all authors agree to release the license to the Leapfrog Annual Meeting organizers and give permission to publish the abstract in the Annual Meeting materials, website, application, etc., and in so doing certify that the abstract is original work. As part of the online submission, presenters are required to disclose any conflicts of interest.

Submissions are due Tuesday, October 1, 2024.

Selection Criteria:

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality leadership, Leapfrog leadership and Board members based on originality, appropriateness, clarity, and impact. The case study must be related to Leapfrog Standards on its Surveys or Hospital Safety Grade to be considered.

Presenters will be notified by Tuesday, October 22, 2024.

Please email info@leapfrog-group.org with any questions.

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