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Aetna to cite Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | June 5, 2013

Aetna will include The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Scores in its DocFind online hospital directory to help patients make better decisions about their care. Read More »

Before Privatizing The VA, Publicize It

Leah Binder | The Health Care Blog | June 1, 2014

The Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital scandal has policymakers calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s head, and this week they got it, when President Obama accepted the Secretary’s resignation...

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Feds Move Into Digital Medicine, Face Doctor Backlash

Laura Ungar and Jayne O'Donnell | USA TODAY | February 1, 2015

"Physicians passionately despise their electronic health records," says Lexington, Ky., emergency physician Steven Stack, the American Medical Association's president-elect. "We use technology quickly when it works … Electronic health records don't work right now."

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Rural Hospitals Rule On Leapfrog List

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | December 4, 2013

For the second consecutive year, rural hospitals stood out, with 22 hospitals making the Leapfrog Group’s 2013 Top Hospitals list – a 69 percent increase from last year. Rounding out the list are 55 urban hospitals and 13 children’s hospitals. [...] Read More »

The latest update to the Hospital Safety Score for U.S. hospitals

Press Release | The Leapfrog Group | November 28, 2012

The latest update to the Hospital Safety Score (A, B, C, D or F scores) assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, shows that hospitals are making some progress, but many still have a long way to go to reliably deliver safe health care. Read More »

Why the Threatened AHRQ Is Vital to the Hospital Industry

Meg Bryant | Healthcare DIVE | April 13, 2017

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is on the chopping block — again — and supporters are gearing up for what could be their biggest fight yet to save the little-known agency. In his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating AHRQ’s funding and folding the agency into the National Institutes of Health, which itself is facing a proposed 18% cut to its current $31.7 billion budget, and a requested $1.2 billion cut in FY 2017 funding.

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