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How COVID-19 Could Affect the Election and Health Care in 2021

May 4th, 2020

Leavitt Partners hosted a webinar on April 7, 2020, discussing the implications of COVID-19 on the November elections. Governor Mike Leavitt, Vince Ventimiglia, Brett Graham, and Jen Colamonico shared their thoughts on the political and economic implications of this pandemic. To view the recorded webinar, click here. Pandemics are a biological fact, a part of […]

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Blog Post – Peaking COVID: When Will the Country See a Decrease in Cases?

April 29th, 2020

Written by Robert Richards, Ph.D. and David Muhlestein, Ph.D., JD The global COVID-19 pandemic is the largest public health crisis in generations. Life as we know it, from macroeconomic conditions all the way down to personal daily life, has been impacted significantly (to put it lightly). As the pandemic has now been with us for […]

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Peaking COVID: When Will the Country See a Decrease in Cases?

April 29th, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is the largest public health crisis in generations. In the United States, COVID-19 has been confirmed in almost 966,000 individuals as of April 26, claiming at least 53,000 lives according to data from Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The policy response to this crisis has been to shut down major […]

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Social Distancing vs. COVID-19: Are We Flattening the Curve?

April 17th, 2020

Written by Robert Richards, Ph.D., Ben Gong, and David Muhlestein, Ph.D., JD The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused the U.S. and many other countries to put their economies on pause in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. The social distancing policies in place in many locations have dramatically altered our daily lives […]

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Evidence Shows Current Efforts are Flattening the Curve for Coronavirus: The Impact Varies Significantly Among States

April 17th, 2020

The coronavirus and its accompanying disease COVID-19 has had the fastest, most significant impact on the global community in generations, impacting the physical, emotional, and financial health of the world. Based on the exponential spread of the virus, early models predicted a rapid growth of COVID-19 cases, ultimately overwhelming the health care system and leading […]

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End the Uncertainty for Those at the Front Line of Coronavirus Crisis Response

April 13th, 2020

Written by Governor Mike Leavitt, Founder; Chair, Board of Managers, at Leavitt Partners As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prepares to start disbursing funds from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, as appropriated by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, it is critical that […]

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COVID-19: The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value

March 18th, 2020

Written by Bo Nemelka, Principal, and Brett Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, at Leavitt Partners The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value A lightning rod is a metal rod placed on top of a building which is connected to the ground below to protect the building from being damaged by lightning strikes. When (not […]

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New CMS and ONC Final Rules on Consumer-Directed Access to Health Data

March 12th, 2020

On March 9, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released companion final rules that they intend to advance system interoperability and, specifically, patient access to their health care information. Together, the rules implement various sections of the 21st Century Cures Act and […]

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