Prevent medication errors (Leapfrog Group)

 The descriptions for this measure come from source:

 “Patients should choose a hospital that uses computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE) systems to order medications, tests and procedures. CPOE systems are computer systems designed to alert doctors and other prescribers to potentially serious problems with their instructions.”
About this measure
 “In order to fully meet Leapfrog’s CPOE Standard, hospitals must: 1. Assure that physicians enter at least 75% of medication orders via a computer system that includes prescribing-error prevention software; and 2. Demonstrate that their inpatient CPOE system can alert physicians to at least 50% of common, serious prescribing errors, using Leapfrog’s CPOE Evaluation Tool.” Scores are reported as:

1 = Willing to Report
2 = Some Progress
3 = Substantial Progress
4 = Fully Meets Standards

Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Leapfrog Points)
Northwestern Memorial 4
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4
Performance Trend (Leapfrog Points)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Northwestern Memorial 4 4 4 4 4 4
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4 4 4 4 4 4
Source:Leapfrog Group,
Prevent Medication Errors