The Leapfrog Group, a coalition of employers seeking improved quality of care at lower prices, has issued its Fall 2013 update of hospital safety scores, which shows small gains at best since the last update in May.

“On average, there was no improvement in hospitals’ reported performance on the measures included in the score, with the exception of hospital adoption for computerized physician order entry,” the organization contends. “The expansion in adoption of this life-saving technology suggests that federal policy efforts to improve hospital technology have shown some success.”

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