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The combination of Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades and Embold's doctor quality analytics guarantees that Embold users have the resources they need to select the best provider, hospital, or surgery center for their unique healthcare requirements.
Fremont, CA: Populations with the greatest danger to their health are found through analytics. This may be the case based on their medical history, demography, or socioeconomic circumstances. By doing this, payers and healthcare providers can develop more specialized clinical programs for these groups, enhancing their efficacy.
"Leapfrog's Hospital Grades reveal how hospitals are (or are not) safeguarding their patients. This gives patients and doctors another crucial data point to make smart healthcare decisions," said Dr. Daniel Stein, Embold Health founder and CEO. "We believe that everyone deserves to know they are receiving the highest-quality healthcare available for their needs, and the Leapfrog Group has done outstanding work assessing hospital safety and creating ratings that educate and inform. We are proud to incorporate hospital grades into our platform to provide this critical information to our clients and their employees."
The Leapfrog Group, the nonprofit firm behind the Leapfrog Hospital Survey & Hospital Safety Grades, has partnered with Embold Health, an industry leader in objective doctor quality analytics, to educate members about the quality & safety of hospitals in their community, enabling members to make decisions about where they receive care.
The pandemic had a detrimental impact on healthcare quality and delivery, undoing years of patient safety improvements, most notably in hospital-acquired infections, patient experience, and experienced staffing, according to The New England Journal of Medicine.
Every year, up to 200,000 individuals die from avoidable hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Furthermore, hospital diagnostic errors will impact an estimated 12 million outpatients and 250,000 inpatients in the United States.
Through this collaboration, Embold Health expands its provider quality search platform to include hospital safety, resulting in a more holistic solution that helps members identify doctors and hospitals who have consistently offered high-quality treatment. DocLogicTM, Embold's online provider directory, now incorporates Leapfrog data to assign A, B, C, D, and F grades to 3,000 hospitals in the United States based on thirty national performance metrics.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is now the only hospital rating program solely focused on hospital prevention of medical errors and patient damage. This grading system is a pioneer in patient safety evaluation and is the only peer-reviewed hospital safety assessment study in the Journal of Patient Safety. The combination of Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades and Embold's doctor quality analytics guarantees that Embold users have the resources they need to select the best provider, hospital, or surgery center for their unique healthcare requirements.