Leapfrog Names 45 Best Hospitals in U.S. for 2009

Last week, the hospital watchdog group Leapfrog, whose mission is “to trigger giant leaps forward in the safety,
quality and affordability of health care” released their list of the 45 best hospitals in the country.

According to Leapfrog, as well as adding new efficiency standards to its quality criteria, Information Technology use was a key component in the decision making process for determining these hospitals.  

“This year’s class of top hospitals not only hits the mark in areas such
as medication error prevention and preventing ICU deaths, but they also
use their resources wisely, providing excellent and efficient outcomes
for patients,” said Leah Binder, CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Regardless
of what happens to healthcare reform, these hospitals are the future.”

via Healthcare IT News.

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