Updated: The Leapfrog Group's Response to COVID-19
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Regional Leaders, and staff of The Leapfrog Group, we express our gratitude for the dedication of America’s health care workforce. The pandemic threat reminds us all how much we depend on their courage and caring at our most vulnerable moments. Our respect for the priceless role of health care in American life is why Leapfrog cares so deeply about quality and safety.
Given the pressure our health care system is sustaining with this national emergency, we are taking some steps to be helpful.
- First, we will extend the deadline for submission of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey by 60 days and remove the CPOE Evaluation Tool requirement for general hospitals. We will also extend the deadline for submission of the Leapfrog ASC Survey by 60 days. The deadline will now be August 31 for both Surveys, with results publicly reported in September.
- Second, we are setting up a video series for hospitals and ASCs, as well as our core constituency of employer human resource leaders and business coalition leaders, to hear from experts on preparedness strategies for all of us.
- Third, we will continue to share data and work closely with key officials as well as all of our friends and colleagues to support public health and public reassurance. We will keep you updated and announce educational events through email, our electronic newsletter, and here on our website. To sign up for our newsletter click here. We will also periodically update this letter so please check back.
Thanks to all of you who have given Leapfrog leadership, guidance, support and resources over our 20-year history. We hope in this moment of national need we can give back.
Additional Changes to the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and 2020 Leapfrog ASC Survey in Response to COVID-19
On March 30, Leapfrog announced several significant, one-time-only changes to the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital and ASC Surveys. These changes, designed to significantly reduce or in some cases eliminate the time required to participate in the Surveys, allow our hospital and ambulatory surgery center colleagues to devote their time to the urgent needs of the moment. Hospitals that reported in 2019 can forgo the 2020 Survey altogether; those that choose to report have an extended deadline, significantly fewer reporting requirements, and one-on-one technical support calls with Leapfrog.
Please visit the Leapfrog website for more details and updates.