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Altarum has recently launched a public health Web application, Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDR℠), aimed at transforming the way medical and dental providers communicate regarding their patients’ oral health.
January 10, 2017 |
 
In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an in-depth study of the health and budgetary effects of raising the excise tax on cigarettes. We commented on this study in our blog about the complex economics of disease prevention and longevity.
February 22, 2016 |
 
In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an in-depth study of the health and budgetary effects of raising the excise tax on cigarettes. We commented on this study in our blog about the complex economics of disease prevention and longevity.
February 22, 2016 |
 
Too many of Michigan’s children experience a highly preventable dental disease known as early childhood caries (ECC) – tooth decay among children younger than 6 years of age.
February 2, 2016 |
 
Too many of Michigan’s children experience a highly preventable dental disease known as early childhood caries (ECC) – tooth decay among children younger than 6 years of age.
February 2, 2016 |
 
Too many of Michigan’s children experience a highly preventable dental disease known as early childhood caries (ECC) – tooth decay among children younger than 6 years of age.
February 2, 2016 |
 
Being a parent or caregiver can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to ensuring your children are healthy, equipped for learning, and achieving their potential.
March 17, 2015 |
 
Being a parent or caregiver can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to ensuring your children are healthy, equipped for learning, and achieving their potential.
March 17, 2015 |
 
February is American Heart Month, a great time to get people to think about how they can prevent heart disease and stroke.
February 12, 2015 |
 
Diabetes is a reality every day of the year for more than 25 million Americans.
November 25, 2014 |
 
November is National Diabetes Month and stakeholders across the country are working to bring awareness to the causes of diabetes and ways to prevent and manage the disease. One common misconception is that diabetes is only a disease of older adults caused by obesity and poor diet.
November 25, 2014 |
 
Today, social media analytics represents a new shift in understanding consumers. Every day, millions of Facebook and Twitter posts create, “like,” share, and comment on posts; retweet and mention; click Facebook ads. These digital footprints can be translated into invaluable insights.
August 15, 2013 |
 
Dr. Victor Montori and his colleagues have begun to call for an approach to medicine that they describe as “minimally disruptive medicine.”
January 8, 2013 |
 
As part of Recovery Month activities, Altarum’s Behavioral Health Coordinating Center held a live Twitter chat to discuss the role of recovery in addictions.
September 20, 2012 |
 
State-of-the-art revenue management services – especially those related to collecting revenue from private health insurers – are important in providing a strong financial undergirding for the Veterans’ health system.
September 13, 2012 |
 
A majority of consumers want to be able to do more for themselves when managing chronic illness.
August 13, 2012 |
 
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese.
April 12, 2012 |
 
Due to the rapid increase in prescription drug abuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared prescription drug abuse an epidemic.
January 19, 2012 |
 
As a result of our health system, we will experience fear: constant anxiety over unreliability and gaps; high cost from waste and mismatching of needs with services; and widespread dishonesty.
January 10, 2012 |
 
An interest in encouraging the “right” behaviors has led to narrowly focused incentives for specific treatments.
December 15, 2011 |
 
In a complex system, we are often so grateful for the few carefully done and reported research endeavors that funders and researchers easily fall into the trap of insisting upon slavish replication.
October 27, 2011 |
 
A column by New York Times columnist David Brooks, read in combination with a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) make painfully clear how urgently America must rethink the way it approaches the end of life.
September 2, 2011 |
 
What we don’t often acknowledge is that a very important revision in how we conceive hospital care underlies penalties and incentives to force coordination between hospitals and post-hospital providers.
August 11, 2011 |
 
Sadly, Glenn Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’ disease. Mr. Campbell’s decision to put a face on this awful disease by continuing to tour is a mark of real courage and heart.
July 14, 2011 |
 
There was the constant expectation that my family could step in as caregivers, that we could somehow manage the machinery and technology intended to keep my grandmother comfortable through her final days.
April 21, 2011 |
 
My fear is that much of the non value-added bureaucracy of health insurance and the “more-and-newer-is better-at-any cost” medical-industrial practices are reinforced rather than rejected, codified rather than carved out under the PPACA.
August 31, 2010 |
 
As if just talking about dying weren’t hard enough for most of us, now comes the disinformation campaign about end-of-life care discussions waged by opponents of health care reform.
September 14, 2009 |