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URAC and The Leapfrog Group Announce Call for Entries for 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Awards

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 20, 2013

URAC and The Leapfrog Group announced today that applications are now being accepted for their joint Hospital Website Transparency Awards. This awards program, now in its second year, identifies outstanding hospital websites that display quality measures that are useful and easy to understand for patients, payers, and the general public. All hospitals that complete a 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey are eligible.

Websites are evaluated in five category areas: transparency/reporting, design, credibility, literacy, and connectivity. The highest achieving hospitals in these five categories will receive the Hospital Website Transparency Award. Applicant hospitals will also have an opportunity to highlight any innovations within the application categories, as well as website innovations that may fall outside of the identified topic areas. These submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and up to three hospitals may receive the Hospital Website Transparency Award with Distinction based on their innovative practices and their overall application score.

The URAC and The Leapfrog Group Hospital Website Transparency Awards criteria have been developed in accordance with the National Quality Forum’s guidelines for consumer-focused, internet-based public reporting of health performance data, as well as the Model Public Report Elements prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Applications will be accepted through September 20, 2013. More information about the URAC and The Leapfrog Group Hospital Website Transparency Awards program can be found at

About URAC
URAC is a national accreditation leader, offering over 30 highly regarded accreditation programs that span the health care spectrum. Our programs are created and updated by independent industry-spanning experts to address the latest market trends and needs, exemplified by our recently launched Clinical Integration and Accountable Care Accreditation Programs. Our Health Plan Accreditation program carries HHS approval to accredit health plans on Exchanges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. URAC’s Star Data System, now undergoing final development, represents an industry first, and will offer health plans the ability to submit and analyze quality data in real time, benefitting enrollees by rapidly addressing care gaps and deficiencies. URAC’s accreditation programs are formally recognized by six federal agencies, as well as 48 states. For more information, visit

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group ( is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

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