The Leapfrog Group Announces Agenda for the First-Ever National Heath Care Ratings Summit

Monday, September 25, 2017 General News
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based

organization aiming to improve health care quality for consumers and purchasers, announced today the agenda for the first National Health Care Ratings Summit, which will be held on December 6 and 7 in Arlington,
. The Summit, produced by Global Health Care, LLC. brings together leaders from prominent ratings organizations with employers and other purchasers of health care, as well as health system leaders responding to ratings.

These health care ratings leaders will come together for the first time on a single stage, including Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report, Consumer's Checkbook, Healthgrades, Consumer Reports and Amino, as well as Leapfrog. The Ratings Roundtable will be moderated by health care journalist Jayne O'Donnell of USA Today.

Also featured are sessions and talks with leaders from health systems and physician practices, discussing the accuracy of ratings and best practices for improving performance. Employer leaders will discuss how they use ratings to help employees, and leading experts in public communication will offer advice on best practices for motivating and engaging consumers through ratings.

"In the last year alone, there's been unprecedented attention on and debate about health care ratings," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. "We're in a unique position to foster a national conversation around the future of these ratings and how they impact consumers, purchasers, physicians, and health systems."

Featured speakers will include:

  • Arnold Milstein, M.D., MPH, Clinical Excellence Research Center Director and Professor of Medicine, Center for Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
  • Beth Daley Ullem, MBA, National Patient Advocate for transparency, Former Consultant at McKinsey & Company
  • Robert Pearl, M.D., Author of "Mistreated," Former CEO of Kaiser Permanente
  • David Goldhill, M.A., CEO of GSN (Game Show Network), Author of "Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--And How We Can Fix It"

For more information on the Summit, full agenda, and how to register please visit:

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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