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May 13, 2015, 10:04 ET

Sobering Report on the Heels of National Nurses' Week: 40 Percent of Hospitals Fail to Meet National Nursing Workforce Standard

 The majority of workers in American hospitals are nurses, and they are key to quality care, but hospitals need to do more to support them,...

Apr 29, 2015, 08:00 ET

Enhanced Hospital Safety Score Helps Patients Track Consistency of Hospitals' Safety Record Over Time

 Today, The Leapfrog Group released updated results for its Hospital Safety Score, which assigns letter grades to more than 2,500 U.S....

Apr 09, 2015, 08:54 ET

More Technology Being Deployed to Prevent Medication Errors in Hospitals, But It Fails Too Often, According to A New Report by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health

 Nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its report on Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Systems and...

Mar 12, 2015, 08:30 ET

New Analysis by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health Highlights An Alarming Variation in Survival Rates for High-Risk Procedures

 Nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its report on  High-Risk Procedures, an in-depth examination of four...

Feb 23, 2015, 08:00 ET

New Data Analysis by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health Finds Maternity Care in U.S. Hospitals Improving, But Still Not Meeting Expert Standards

Nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its Maternity Care Report, an in-depth examination of hospital quality and safety...

Dec 02, 2014, 08:47 ET

The Leapfrog Group Names 94 Top Hospitals in 2014

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) will announce its annual list of Top Hospitals today, an elite distinction widely acknowledged as one of the...

Nov 12, 2014, 08:47 ET

Calculator Revealing Cost of Hospital Errors Validated by Care Innovations from Intel and GE

 With medical errors remaining the third-leading cause of death in the United States, employers and health care purchasers are increasingly...

Oct 29, 2014, 07:37 ET

New Hospital Safety Scores Help Patients Find the Safest U.S. Hospitals

 At a time of unprecedented attention on U.S. hospitals, statistics suggest that more than 1,000 people die each day in the U.S. because of...

Jul 18, 2014, 07:57 ET

New Report from The Leapfrog Group Details U.S. Hospital Performance

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of...

Jun 27, 2014, 08:05 ET

The Leapfrog Group Appoints Two New Members to Its Board of Directors

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), a national nonprofit organization advocating for improvements in patient safety and hospital transparency, has...

Apr 29, 2014, 08:27 ET

Hospital Safety Score Reveals Hospitals Becoming Safer, but Dangers to Patients Lurk

 New research reveals that one in 25 patients acquire an infection in the hospital – it's one reason more than 1,000 people...

Mar 18, 2014, 07:47 ET

The Leapfrog Group Partners with Castlight Health to Analyze 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Data

In an effort to bring greater analysis and context to hospital performance data, gathered through its Leapfrog Hospital Survey, The Leapfrog Group...

Mar 03, 2014, 07:47 ET

Dramatic Decline in Dangerous Early Elective Deliveries

 The national rate of maternal early elective deliveries dropped for the third year in a row, with the national average for the first time...

Dec 03, 2013, 00:01 ET

The Leapfrog Group Names 2013 Top Hospitals

 The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) announced its list of Top Hospitals at its Annual Meeting today, highlighting the diversity of hospitals...

Nov 15, 2013, 10:35 ET

The Leapfrog Group Invites Comment on Proposed New C-Section Measure for Hospital Survey

The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), a nonprofit advocate for purchasers of health care, is asking hospitals to comment on a proposed addition to the...

Oct 23, 2013, 00:01 ET

Hospital Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S., and New Hospital Safety Scores Show Improvements Are Too Slow

 New research estimates up to 440,000 Americans are dying annually from preventable hospital errors. This puts medical errors as the third...

Jul 26, 2013, 05:57 ET

The Hidden Surcharge Americans Pay for Hospital Errors

 During a time of flux for U.S. health care, employers and purchasers are increasingly concerned about how much value they receive for their...

May 08, 2013, 06:55 ET

Latest Hospital Safety Scores Show Incremental Progress in Patient Safety

 When it comes to patient safety, all hospitals and U.S. states aren't created equal, according to the newly updated Hospital Safety ScoreSM....

Feb 21, 2013, 15:00 ET

New Data: Early Elective Deliveries Decline at Hospitals as Health Leaders Caution Against Unnecessary Deliveries

The employer-driven hospital quality watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, announced today that the national rate of early elective deliveries dropped for...

Dec 18, 2012, 10:11 ET
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New Hospital Safety Score App (Free for Download) Gives Consumers Access to Grades of Local Hospitals for Quick Comparison

The national nonprofit the Leapfrog Group today announced the Hospital Safety Score(SM) app, now available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices,...