Leavitt Partners Announces FuturePanel™

Health care thought leaders team up with firm

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leavitt Partners has created FuturePanel™, an authoritative group of health care thought leaders who inform, refine and guide the health care intelligence shared by the firm. FuturePanel members include former senior executives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, national leaders in health information technology, veterans of state-level health care policy, clinical experts, and economic and legal professionals. Together, they provide Leavitt Partners with perspective and commentary from many of the people who have shaped and continue to guide the future of America’s health care system.

FuturePanel members include the following health care thought leaders:

Michael O. Leavitt, chairman, former secretary of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Joel Ario, former director of the Office of Insurance Exchanges, HHS, and Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner

Robin Arnold-Williams, former executive policy director, Washington State Governor’s Office

Thomas Barker, former acting general counsel for HHS

Dr. David Blumenthal, former national coordinator for health information technology and current professor of medicine and health care policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Charlene Frizzera, former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Dr. James Madara, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Association

Karen Milgate, former deputy director of the Center for Strategic Planning at CMS

Dr. John Nelson, past president of the American Medical Association and Leavitt Partners chief medical officer

Ray Scheppach, former executive director of the National Governors Association

Dr. Barry Straube, former chief medical officer for CMS

Vince Ventimiglia, former assistant secretary for legislation, HHS

Ronald Williams, former chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc.

Susan Winckler, former chief of staff for the Food and Drug Administration

Members of FuturePanel inform the health care intelligence of Leavitt Partners through consultations, interdisciplinary conference calls and quarterly briefings. The insights and experience of FuturePanel provide valuable perspective on new legislation, regulations, technologies, innovation and market dynamics affecting the health care landscape.

“Our goal is to provide the private sector with unrivaled access to some of the greatest minds in health care,” said Leavitt Partners CEO Rich McKeown. “FuturePanel provides our clients with a cross-disciplinary view of critical health care intelligence and enables them to make smart strategic planning decisions based on the best available information.”

FuturePanel integrates with and complements a suite of offerings from Leavitt Partners, all designed to supplement the thinking and reach of senior executives in leading hospital systems, insurance companies, medical device firms, pharmaceutical businesses and entities serving those sectors. Leavitt Partners is also home to a decision engine platform called FutureFrame™ and a health care collaboration tool called Health Intelligence Partners™.

FutureFrame is a qualitative predictive model that helps executives develop, monitor and improve upon planning assumptions. By focusing on uncertainty, the model helps executives formulate more informed beliefs about the future of health care and implications to their enterprise.

Health Intelligence Partners is a member-based health care executive collaboration that provides executives with valuable opportunities to interact on topics related to the future of health care. Members partner with industry leaders, policy experts and a network of peers to move uncertainty toward clarity. Strategic tabletop exercises, professional briefings, surveys and trend surveillance provide members with deeply relevant intelligence so they can make informed decisions about the business of health care.

Leavitt Partners, through FuturePanel, FutureFrame and Health Intelligence Partners, delivers comprehensive health care intelligence and the best available window to the future of American health care.

For more information about Leavitt Partners’ offerings, email [email protected] or call (801) 538-5082.


Leavitt Partners
Natalie Gochnour, 801-509-1198
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