Leah Binder, MA, MGA

Leah Binder, MA, MGA

President and CEO – Leapfrog Group

Since 2008, Leah Binder has served as President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, an award winning national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., representing employers and other purchasers of health care calling for improved safety and quality in hospitals. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, and other publications, and consistently cited among the most influential people and top women in healthcare. Through annual surveys, the Leapfrog Group collects data from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers on the quality of care. Leapfrog also grades hospitals on how safe they are with the Hospital Safety Grade, a bold initiative experts estimate resulted in saving over 40,000 lives a year since 2017.

 

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NAHQ data shows that 41% of those responding to the NAHQ  Professional Assessment do not consider themselves responsible for integrating ethical standards into healthcare quality practice. This statistic is unexpected considering professionals who work in quality and safety have a responsibility to report and share data, even if it does not reflect their organization’s best work. In an environment where executive compensation is tied to things like Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade scores, those working in quality and safety are often faced with ethical dilemmas of which they may not even be fully aware.  Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder will discuss with Bleed Out Director Stephen Burrows how his family was impacted by the effects of medical malpractice. Using this story as a driving force the session will focus on the importance of transparency and integrating ethical standards into care. The session will also feature NAHQ’s Code of Ethics as a solid foundation for those working in quality to use as an anchor. 
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