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Population Health

Former Utah Governor and U.S. HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt Highlights the Need to Continuously Monitor a Three-Week Outlook on Where the Next Potential Outbreak May Occur

May 6th, 2020

A continuously monitored short-term outlook on where the next potential outbreak may occur is critical for successful strategic response.

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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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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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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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Leavitt Partners Insight Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Rapidly Identify Resources and Capacity-Increasing Interventions to Enhance Their Operational Response to COVID-19

April 13th, 2020

Leavitt Partners Insight (LPI), provider of Torch Insight™, launched the COVID-19 Burden Index to track and measure the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting

November 13th, 2018

In this paper, “Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting,” the American Medical Association (AMA) and Leavitt Partners offer strategies for health care organizations working within an alternative payment model to target the rising-risk population. These recommendations include: Identifying […]

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Believe It: Here’s How Fort Worth Saved $5 Million On Health Care After Years of Rising Costs

October 22nd, 2018

A commentary in the Dallas News entitled “Believe it: Here’s how Fort Worth saved $5 million on health care after years of rising costs” cites Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data on the growth of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the U.S. and in Texas. The article explains that “the numbers increased faster [in Texas]. ACOs […]

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