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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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Understanding the Coronavirus & Situational Characteristics: A Framework for Individuals and Businesses for Mitigating Risk
May 26, 2020

As state and local leaders announce plans for reopening, Americans are venturing out of various levels of isolation to participate in the economy, as workers and consumers. Federal and local governments, public health entities (including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control), business associations, and others are issuing guidelines to […]

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Monitoring COVID-19: Near-Term Projections and Strategic Responses – Leavitt Partners Webinar
May 20, 2020

As the U.S. begins to re-open on a localized level from precautions taken during this pandemic, forward-looking data is vital to our recovery. A constantly updated three-week outlook on where the next potential outbreak may occur is critical to for successful strategic response. Whether predicting where personal protective equipment (PPE) will be most needed, trying […]

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Unleashing The Value Of Person-Centric Data – Leavitt Partners Webinar
May 14, 2020

THE STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO THE CMS AND ONC INTEROPERABILITY RULES Health care data exchange has been a priority for policy makers and health care leaders, culminating with the recent release of two finalized rules that will fundamentally change how health care data is shared. The COVID-19 crisis has also revealed the challenges associated with […]

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ACOs and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Practice Patterns Impact Savings
May 12, 2020

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) attempt to lower the cost of health care for a defined population while improving the quality of care that population receives. Reducing the total cost of care requires ACOs to implement both payment reform and delivery reform—changing payment models to align incentives for high-value care and shifting treatment to use resources […]

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How COVID-19 Could Affect the Election and Health Care in 2021
May 4, 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 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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