Application Deadline: OCTOBER 14, 2016
The Bruce Bradley Fellowship is a year-long education and training program sponsored by The Leapfrog Group for corporate-health professionals who want to take an active role in steering employees and their families to safer, higher-quality hospitals and health systems.
Fellows will gain expertise in measurement of and advocacy for hospital quality and safety, as well as effective methods of steerage. After training, Leapfrog expects that fellows will become recognized leaders, facilitating and promoting employers’ selection of higher-quality, safer hospitals and health systems locally, regionally and nationally.
The Leapfrog Group seeks applications from experienced professionals who work actively with or for organizations that purchase health care for employees or who lead community organizations such as coalitions who advocate for purchasers. Applicants can be directors of coalitions who work with employers; HR or benefits professionals for public or private employers; or individuals playing influential roles in corporate medical departments, or in benefits or health plan design.
The selection committee will be looking for candidates with:
• Passion and enthusiasm for promoting purchasers’ role in health care system improvement.
• Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative ideas that successfully create positive change in their organization and/or community.
• The position, connections and collaborative skill to influence purchasers and health systems in their communities.
Leapfrog will select three to six Fellows for the 2017 program.
- Fellows will participate in a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year, attending four in-person events (including the Leapfrog Annual Meeting) and four webinars. Each in-person event will last one to two days, and will include facility tours, networking opportunities, as well as specific educational programming.
- Fellows will receive reading and reference materials to supplement these learning events.
- Fellows will be asked to design (with assistance) an effort for their own community or organization that would use Leapfrog Survey results or Leapfrog
- Hospital Safety Grades to increase the safety and quality of hospital care received by their population. Fellows will present these designs at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting in December 2017.
Leapfrog expects that fellows will gain a thorough understanding of the:
• Politics and science of measuring health care performance
• Commonalities among Leapfrog and other rating systems
• Implications of hospital quality and safety on lives and dollars
• Effective methods of steerage toward higher-quality, safer hospitals
• Case studies of effective quality improvement
• Motivations of hospitals that do and do not report safety measures
• Incorporation of safety and quality into the health care value equation
• Responses to frequent objections or criticisms about measurement of quality
- Each selected fellow will be awarded a $3,000 stipend (50% at the beginning and 50% at completion). Leapfrog will also cover travel expenses to in-person events.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
To apply, candidates must submit:
• a completed application form,
• CV and short biography,
• Two letters of support (including one from candidate’s organization)
- October 14, 2016: Applications due.
- November, 2016: An independent selection committee will review applications.
- Selected fellows will be contacted.
- December 6, 2016: Fellows formally announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting.
- Completed applications should be sent to Jillian West (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 14, 2016
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