April 23, 2014

Measuring Consumer Engagement

Nationwide, patients are being encouraged to take a greater role in their own health care, leading to better outcomes and lower costs. To assess the health engagement levels of individuals and populations, Altarum Institute’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care (CCCHC) has created the Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) Measure™, a 21-item survey that assesses four domains of health engagement: commitment, ownership, informed choice, and navigation.  More >>

A Comprehensive Community-Based Approach to Reducing Inappropriate Imaging

Inappropriate use of high-tech imaging, including CAT scan and MRI technology, wastes financial resources and puts patients at unnecessary risk. With a 3-year, $8.4 million award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Altarum Institute aims to reduce unnecessary exposure to such imaging studies with a newly developed clinical decision support (CDS) tool, called ImageSmart™.  More >>

The Value of Prevention

Your health is impacted by where you live, work, learn, and play. Prevention provides opportunities outside of medical care to help Americans live longer, healthier lives. With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending (CSHS) is creating a structure to demonstrate the value of investing in nonclinical primary prevention—interventions outside of the medical system that reduce the incidence of injury and illness—and their impact on health care costs.  More >>

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Sarah Litton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs


Altarum Institute's (www.altarum.org) mission is to create a better, more sustainable future for all Americans by applying research-based and field-tested solutions that transform our systems of health and health care. Altarum employs over 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with additional offices in Portland, Maine; Silver Spring, MD; Rockville, MD; and Washington, D.C.