The Leapfrog Group issued a press release about hospital safety scores that once again showed that errors in hospitals are deadly and that improvement of patient safety is occurring too slowly. See the press release at:

http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/hospitalerrors-thirdleading-causeofdeathinus-improvementstooslow

Here is more discussion about the most recent rating results:

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/page-1/HEP-297622/Leapfrog-Releases-Another-Hospital-Safety-Report-Card

And here is a site where you can look up the ratings of the hospitals near you:

http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/

What can you do to start improving performance at your hospital? Advanced root cause analysis – TapRooT® – can tell you what needs to be fixed.

Learn how TapRooT® can help your hospital improve patient safety by attending our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training. Here’s our upcoming worldwide course schedule:

http://www.taproot.com/store/5-Day-Courses/?coursefilter=Team+Leader+Training

Just click on your continent to see courses closer to you.

And if you are already TapRooT® Trained, attend the Improving Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Track at the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit near Austin, Texas. See the track topics by clicking on the fourth button in the left column at:

http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit/summit-schedule

You will learn best practices from other hospitals and from other industries from around the world.