Sometimes I’m not sure who’s making out the best today between Andrew von Eschenbach, former FDA Commish or Leavitt. Everyone seems to fall somewhere and Mr. Leavitt is taking the “algorithm career” path and is bringing in former CEOS of healthcare systems to help advise and here it’s all financial.
Mr. Leavitt was also promoting the $3 million dollar contest for developers to find the magical algorithm to help hospitals avoid re-admittance. When retiring from US government service the financial industry is where they all seem to go with the idea that they can create all the solutions for healthcare with algorithms, although most have never seen one in code, but believers they are that math can solve all, but it’s just not so. I have written tons of algos and they are great and help, but it’s always the interpretation that makes the difference and how they are used. BD
Leavitt Partners was founded by Michael O. Leavitt, former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The firm’s signature product, FutureFrame™, is a qualitative predictive model about the future of health care. Sensor will help lead the development, refinement and application of FutureFrame™ for the firm. He will also advise Leavitt Partners' private equity practice area.
“Health CEOs are surrounded by uncertainty,” Leavitt explained. “They have to make critically important decisions without knowing what the future will look like. Wayne Sensor will help organizations identify the highest impact uncertainties and then use our predictive model to systematically develop, monitor and continually refine high quality assumptions.”