Skvare partnership with The Leapfrog Group helping to improve patient safety

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, recently launched the Leapfrog Judie Burrows Education Institute to help educate patients about hospital safety in their area.

Skvare has been Leapfrog's technology partner since 2018, supporting the organization's Drupal, CiviCRM, and LimeSurvey systems. Through this relationship, Skvare is proud to provide the technical support needed to not only gather data from hundreds of medical providers across the county but also help implement ways to disseminate that information to consumers.

Leapfrog hosted a gala event to launch the institute, named for Milwaukee native, Judie Burrows. Burrows was the subject of the 2018 HBO documentary Bleed Out written and directed by her son Steve Burrows. The film documents the events that led to his 69-year-old mother falling into a coma and suffering permanent brain damage after a routine hip surgery and the 10-year sage that followed.

Through Leapfrog, Steve Burrows and others work to help prevent what happened to his mother and countless other patients from happening again. Founded in 200, The Leapfrog Group is driving a movement for improvement in patient safety. With the help of Skvare’s expert team, the flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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. Skvare is proud to have been a sponsor of the Greenlight Gala and an ongoing partner to Leapfrog in taking giant leaps for patient safety.

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