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Leapfrog Group names Leah Binder new CEO
The Leapfrog Group has appointed Leah Binder, MA, MGA, CEO, effective March 10. Binder is vice president of Franklin Community Health Network based in Farmington, ME. She also serves as executive director of the Healthy Community Coalition and Franklin Health Access. Binder previously served as senior policy advisor to New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.
"Leveraging the purchasing power of large buyers of health care to advance transparency and accountability is a solution that is powerful and long overdue," said Binder. "The Leapfrog Group's time has come and I intend to grow this organization and continue to position it as a leading part of the solution to major challenges in health care."
QUEST advisors named
The Premier health care alliance has named the advisory panel for its "QUEST: High Performing Hospitals" program. The panel will provide external guidance and direction to the project.
QUEST is a three-year program through which more than 100 participating hospitals will report data on a set of defined performance measures encompassing aspects of quality, efficiency, safety, and the patient experience. Premier will analyze the data, facilitate sharing of best practices, and provide incentives for top-performing hospitals.
Members of the advisory panel include: