Leapfrog was established in 2000 by a large consortium of employers and purchasers of healthcare. It is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of triggering giant leaps forward in the safety, quality, and affordability of U.S. health care by using transparency to support informed healthcare decisions and promote high value care.
Middlesex Health's Leapfrog Report
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Based onLeapfrog’s methodology, in order to achieve full credit for all safety and quality activities, a hospital must commit to joining Leapfrog and filling out an extensive application that requires continuous resourcing by health care employees and electronic health record systems. Leapfrog does publish reports of those who apply and those who do not apply. Generally, unless a hospital applies, the final score will be less than optimal.
Middlesex was, historically, a Leapfrog Hospital, achieving scores of A. Our scores have fluctuated between B and C when not applying and an A one year without replying. We have made the decision, effective August 2020, to once again complete an application. We will look forward to ultimately achieving a consistent A score on an annual basis.
For Spring 2020, without providing data to achieve a higher score, we were assigned a Leapfrog grade of C. Even without filling out an application, we were only 0.01 points from a score of B.