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Institute Update - June 2013

Institute Update


June 12, 2013

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.

Health Care Price Growth Lowest Since December 1997; Spending Kicks-Off 5th Year of Moderate Growth

Press Release


May 13, 2013

Health care prices in January 2013 were 1.5 percent higher than in January 2012, two-tenths lower than the December rise, and the lowest reading since a 1.3 percent rate in December 1997. The 12-month moving average at 2.0 percent is the lowest since a 1.9 percent figure recorded in November 1998.

Growth of Health Care Spending, Prices & Employment Each Head Lower

Press Release


May 8, 2013

National health care spending in March 2013 grew 3.8 percent relative to March 2012, one-tenth below the February rate, putting it below the record low levels seen annually in 2009 – 2011, and below our estimate of 4.3 percent for 2012.

Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition: News

CFAN News


April 18, 2013

April 2013 Center for Food Nutrition and Assistance newsletter

Altarum Institute Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Washington, D.C. Area - 2013

Award


April 17, 2013

Altarum Institute has received the 2013 Workplace Excellence Award and Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) and is recognized in the Greater Washington, D.C. area as one of the best places to work.

Health Care Spending Growth Back Below 4 Percent; Nearly One in Nine Jobs Lie in Health Sector

Press Release


April 10, 2013

National health care spending in February 2013 grew 3.9 percent relative to February 2012, a falling rate that returns it to the record low levels seen annually in 2009 – 2011, and below our estimate of 4.3 percent for 2012

Society for Technical Communications - Two Awards (2012-2013)

Award


April 1, 2013

Altarum Institute won two awards in 2012-2013 from the Society for Technical Communications (STC) Summit Competition: an Award of Excellence for the 2011 Altarum Annual Report and an Award of Merit for the publication Altarum Institute: An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness.

Pathways Newsletter - March 2013

Pathways Partner News


March 28, 2013

The Pathways Newsletter 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.

Institute Update - March 2013

Institute Update


March 1, 2013

Institute Update - March 2013

Altarum Welcomes New Board Chair, Vice Chair to Board Leadership Team

Press Release


February 20, 2013

Altarum Institute, a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization, has announced Mary K. Ousley as the new chair of the board of trustees. Dr. Maxine Hayes has been elected vice-chair.

Health Spending Growth Near 4 Percent for Fourth Year; Price Growth at 14-Year Low

Press Release


February 7, 2013

National health expenditures grew at an estimated annual rate of 4.3 percent in 2012, a bit higher than the 3.9 percent experienced for each of the years 2009-2011.

Groundbreaking Project Shows Drop in Hospitalizations and Rehospitalizations among Medicare Beneficiaries

Press Release


January 22, 2013

A new report suggests that communities where hospitals, other health care providers, and community services work together to coordinate evidence-based hospital discharges and provide better support in the community, can see a 6 percent drop in hospitalizations and rehospitalizations, per 1,000 beneficiaries, in just the first two years.

Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition: News

CFAN News


January 17, 2013

January 2013 Center for Food Nutrition and Assistance newsletter

Historically Low Health Spending Growth for 4th Year?

Press Release


January 15, 2013

Over the first 11 months of 2012, national health expenditures (NHE) grew at an annual rate of 4.3 percent, compared to the 3.9 percent increase for 2011 reflected in data released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Award-Winning Handbook for Mortals

Press Release


January 1, 2013

"Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness" is the guide each of us mortals needs to navigate our aging and our dying.

Institute Update - December 2012

Institute Update


December 15, 2012

Altarum Institute Update - December 2012

Pathways Newsletter - December 2012

Pathways Partner News


December 13, 2012

The Pathways Newsletter 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.

Altarum Institute Creates Strategic Framework for Employers to Improve Quality of Inpatient Care; Supports New Release of Hospital Safety Scores

Press Release


November 28, 2012

Coinciding with the release today of the fall 2012 results on HospitalSafetyScore.com, Altarum Institute has released a new white paper describing strategies employers can use to increase the safety and quality of hospital care their employees receive and describes successful approaches used by leading employers across the United States.

September Health Spending and Price Growth Near Record Lows

Press Release


November 8, 2012

National health expenditures in September 2012 grew by 3.7 percent relative to September 2011, ticking down a tenth from the August rate, and representing the fifth consecutive month of below 4 percent growth.

National Caregiver Month Offers Time for Reflection, Planning

Press Release


November 1, 2012

Caring for a family member or loved one is an issue that affects over 65 million Americans each year.

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