Leavitt Partners Blog

Top Primary Care Innovators To Watch (Part 1 Of 2)
April 27, 2021

Written By: Adam Child April 27, 2021 Primary care has long been attributed as being the life blood of the American healthcare system and serves as the foundation for referrals and patients for any large health system. Primary Care has traditionally been built upon a fee-for-service (FFS) model and has experienced a relatively low reimbursement compared […]

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6 Ways to Reduce Health Inequities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 1, 2021

Although the traumatic circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated existing health inequities, it has also fueled an immediacy to address them. The CDC recently released two grant-funded initiatives for state and local health departments to mitigate COVID-19 related health disparities: National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including […]

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Leavitt Partners Future Frame Series: The Evolution Of Digital Health And Consumerism
February 17, 2021

Written By: Leavitt Partners February 17, 2021 In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was passed to incentivize the healthcare industry to move toward the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems among providers. It took more than a decade for the industry to reach a sustainable level of digitizing […]

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Governor Leavitt’s Recommendations on How to Better Prepare for Pandemics
June 23, 2020

On June 23, 2020, Governor Michael O. Leavitt, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) in a hearing titled, “COVID-19: Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Next Pandemic.” HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released a white paper titled “Preparing […]

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We Cannot Predict, but We Can Prepare: How Employers Can Approach their COVID-19 Strategies
June 2, 2020

By Emilie Ebert and Alan Hanson As areas in the United States ease restrictions, and as more industries resume operations, many business owners are wary of how they could be impacted by future outbreaks of COVID-19. For many, restarting the economy is a relief. However, the threat of disruption from flare-ups in COVID-19 transmission have […]

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Blog Post – Peaking COVID: When Will the Country See a Decrease in Cases?
April 29, 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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Social Distancing vs. COVID-19: Are We Flattening the Curve?
April 17, 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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End the Uncertainty for Those at the Front Line of Coronavirus Crisis Response
April 13, 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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