MEDITECH customers earn top hospital safety grades from the Leapfrog Group

Thirty-three percent of MEDITECH customers earned an “A” grade, meeting rigorous safety standards that indicate pre-pandemic preparedness.

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The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization, recently released their Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grades, where 33% of MEDITECH’s acute care customers have earned an “A” grade. 

"We are honored to be one of the organizations recognized by the Leapfrog Group,” said Berkshire Health System Executive Vice President Darlene Rodowicz. “It’s important for patients to know if their healthcare organization always makes safety a priority, pandemic or no pandemic. Having that trust helps to build stronger relationships between clinicians and patients, and ultimately leads to better outcomes.”

Leapfrog grades are formulated using data from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). While the data in the Fall 2020 report does not include findings collected during the height of COVID-19, it does offer an indication of how well hospitals implemented fundamental safety precautions prior to the pandemic, an important factor in preparedness. 

“Every day we see the extraordinary courage of clinicians and staff caring for patients stricken by COVID-19. What’s less apparent — yet equally laudable — are the untold efforts behind the scenes to protect patients,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. 

“Hospitals’ commitment to the fundamentals have saved lives too, like preventing infection, ensuring universal hand hygiene, and double and triple checking everything to avoid errors.”

MEDITECH’s Expanse EHR —  including surveillance and evidence-based toolkits — can help healthcare organizations to further their safety efforts and prevent disease transmission. 

To learn more about The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade rating system, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

 

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