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NNDC and Altarum Partner to Implement Patient Registry to Address National Depression Health Crisis

Press Release


August 18, 2014

The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) and Altarum Institute are jointly developing a comprehensive national clinical data registry to improve the care of patients with depressions and bipolar illnesses and to enable breakthrough advances in treatment.

Altarum Institute Named One of the Michigan 2014 Winners of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ Award

Award


August 8, 2014

Altarum Institute has been named one of the Michigan 2014 winners of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ award from the Michigan Business and Professional Association.

Health Care Job Growth Not Accelerating

Press Release


August 8, 2014

Health care gained a modest 7,000 jobs in July, bringing the 2014 year-to-date monthly average down to 18,000, very close to the monthly average for all of 2013.

Pathways Newsletter - July 2014

Pathways Partner News


July 23, 2014

Addressing Oral Health Among Michigan’s At-Risk Children --- Consumers Involved in Medical Decisions, But Not Costs --- Building Trust to Facilitate Success in Coalitions

Health Care Prices and Employment Trend Up: Spending Flat For Now

Press Release


July 11, 2014

Health care prices in May 2014 were 1.8 percent higher than in May 2013, well above the 12-month moving average of 1.3 percent.

Consumers Want to Drive When It Comes to Their Health Care Decisions; But When Asking About Costs, They Keep It In Neutral

Press Release


July 1, 2014

According to a new study, 9 out of 10 consumers prefer to be in control of medical decisions or participate in shared decisionmaking with their doctors.

Center for Food and Nutrition: News

CFAN News


June 19, 2014

June 2014 Center for Food and Nutrition Newsletter

With Support from AHF, Altarum Will Develop Tools to Help Families Struggling with End-of-Life Care Decisions; AHF to Subsequently Close Their Doors

Press Release


June 19, 2014

The American Hospice Foundation (AHF) is funding Altarum Institute’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care (CCCHC) to develop a Web-based set of tools that will help families make quality hospice care decisions for their loved ones.

Institute Update - June 2014

Institute Update


June 18, 2014

Altarum Institute Update e-Newsletter June 2014

Health Care Prices and Employment Up – Spending Acceleration in Doubt

Press Release


June 13, 2014

Health care prices in April 2014 were 1.6% higher than in April 2013, well above the March rate of 1.1%.

March Health Spending Up 7.1% Over March 2013

Press Release


May 8, 2014

National health spending (NHS) in March 2014 grew 7.1% over March 2013, the highest 12-month rate since February 2005, well before the recession, which began in December 2007.

Altarum Institute Named as an Excellent Place to Work 2014

Award


April 23, 2014

Altarum Institute has been awarded the 2014 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval and the Health & Wellness Seal of Approval, according to the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE).

Pathways Newsletter - April 2014

Pathways Partner News


April 23, 2014

Measuring Consumer Engagement --- A Comprehensive Community-Based Approach to Reducing Inappropriate Imaging --- The Value of Prevention

Health Spending Growth Ramps Up to Pre-Recession Levels

Press Release


April 9, 2014

National Health Expenditures in February 2014 grew 6.7% over February 2013, the highest rate since March 2007, just prior to the recession, which officially began in December 2007.

Institute Update - March 2014

Institute Update


March 19, 2014

Altarum Institute's March 2014 e-News

Growth in Health Jobs Down; Spending Up

Press Release


March 14, 2014

The growth in health care jobs remained low in February 2014, with a gain of only 9,500 jobs, the third straight month of meager growth, resulting in the lowest three-month gain (17,700) on record.

Historically Low Health Job Growth Accompanies Fifth Year of Restrained Health Spending

Press Release


February 12, 2014

Health care lost 400 jobs in January 2014, and revised data for December 2013 showed a scant gain of 2,400 jobs.

Health Spending on Track for 5th Year of Slow Growth While Health Job Growth Declines

Press Release


January 17, 2014

Depending on the December data, 2013 could be the fifth consecutive year of health spending growth below 4%, a rate that had not been seen before in the 50-plus years of national health expenditure accounting.

Pathways Newsletter - January 2014

Pathways Partner News


January 15, 2014

The Institute Update is a service of Altarum Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit health care research and consulting organization. Altarum integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.

Study: Consumers Active in Their Own Health Care but Face Financial Pressures and Are Unprepared for Health Care Costs in Retirement

Press Release


January 8, 2014

The nation appears to be shifting away from the traditional model of health care, in which doctors have most of the decisionmaking authority.

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