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Independent Hospitals Facing Challenges with Physician Consolidation and Alignment

The COVID-19 pandemic has added a layer of complexity in a year that was already presenting unique challenges to physician consolidation and alignment. The last decade has seen numerous consolidations of hospitals and systems into more extensive Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) mega-systems, with some of the larger systems including 50 or more hospitals. Massive consolidations […]

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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

Salt Lake City, May 6, 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 continuously monitored short-term outlook on where the next potential outbreak may occur is critical for successful strategic response. Businesses, health care organizations, and public officials […]

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

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

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 to millions of […]

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FierceHealthcare: Industry Voices—New COVID-19 model can support those on the front lines, aid policymakers

FierceHealthcare: David Muhlestein and Robert Richards published an article for FierceHealthcare titled, “Industry Voices – New COVID-19 model can support those on the front lines, aid policymakers”. Learn about this new model and read the full article here.

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Leavitt Partners Insight Launches New Tool: COVID-19 Burden Index

Salt Lake City, April 13, 2020 –Today, Leavitt Partners Insight (LPI), provider of Torch Insight®, launched the COVID-19 Burden Index to aid U.S. health care providers and public health officials in tracking and measuring the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool estimates, in near-real-time, the percent of normal hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) […]

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Torch Insight Launches a Unique Value-Based Centered Platform

Salt Lake City, March 5, 2020 –Today, Torch Insight®, a Leavitt Partners company, launched three new modules within its health market analytics platform Torch Insight, to help health care stakeholders identify high-value provider networks, analyze clinical performance, and understand the intricate value-based arrangements in U.S. health care markets. As the health care industry continues to […]

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How Profitable Are Hospitals?

Hospital care represents the largest proportion of spending in the American healthcare system at nearly one-third of all costs, or a little over $1 trillion. To put that in perspective, that represents 5.5% of the United States’ GDP, or more than the total GDP of all but 15 countries in the world. Hospitals are generally viewed as being altruistic, with the […]

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Where Does Torch Insight Data Come From?

Torch Insight is built on an integrated data warehouse that combines a multitude of different data sources and links the data together in a way that allows for exploration, analysis, benchmarking, and generally gaining insight into how different players in healthcare markets are connected. A key component of any data platform is understanding where the underlying Torch Insight […]

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Introduction to Organizational Analysis: Entity-Level Facts and Relationships

Organizational Analysis on the Go At a conference I met a hospital CEO and began chatting. I asked him about his hospital and he told me about some of its challenges and strengths. The conversation turned to physician recruitment and I asked him how many physicians were admitting patients to his hospital, and he didn’t […]

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