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Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Between 2005 and 2014, the rate of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits rose an average of 200% across the country. Altarum is working to change this statistic by increasing provider knowledge of safe opioid prescribing to promote patient safety.

Information Technology and the Aging Network: Opportunities to Enhance Information Technology Capacity

The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).

Socio-economic Disparities Pose Risk to Texas's Economy. Investments in Health and Education Can Overcome Them.

Texas has long enjoyed one of the strongest economies in the nation, but widening disparities among the state’s growing population—particularly minority groups—puts this growth at risk. "The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas" examines this development and the economic stakes and opportunities it presents.

Building a MediCaring Community in Ypsilanti with the Huron Valley PACE Program

The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (CECAI) is working with Huron Valley PACE of Ypsilanti, Michigan to establish a pilot MediCaring Community through expansion of the PACE model.

Aggregating Care Plans in Order to Monitor and Manage Eldercare Services for a Population

Sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Aggregating Care Plans project will develop methods for the aggregation of person-centered care plans to estimate the need for services and supports for frail elders in a community.

Safety and Health Statistics and Injuries Management

Data collection and injury and illness statistics help both employers and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to identify and manage local and national trends, and to streamline corrective actions priorities.

Michigan Caries Prevention Program

Altarum, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Michigan, the University of Michigan (UM) School of Dentistry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health, is working on a comprehensive program to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease.

Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network

National health spending has grown faster than the economy for decades, and the current rate of growth is not sustainable. Reimbursement has heavily rewarded quantity of care, while minimizing the importance of care quality and value.

Meaningful Use Technical Assistance

Altarum leads the state of Michigan’s Regional Extension Center (REC) which provides education, outreach, and technical assistance to the state’s 17,000 primary care providers and 36 critical access hospitals in pursuit of the Meaningful Use of health information technology (IT).

Technology to Improve Patient Care and Population Health

Altarum completed an economic case study of health information technology (IT) adoption in rural hospitals for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). This in-depth case study was designed to explore in detail the challenges and facilitators of successful health IT adoption in rural U.S. hospitals.

DataHub

Altarum provides technical support to both the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and the state of Michigan’s Data Hub. Altarum helped set up and configure the technical infrastructure at MiHIN, creating test HL7 messages, gathering requirements for different program areas, conducting surveys and technical research, along with various other business analysis tasks.

Medicaid Systems Support

Altarum has provided Michigan Medicaid with project management support and subject matter experts in Payer Financial Services Management, Compliance/Policy Management, ICD-10, and Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) implementation.

Improving Care for Patients with Mood Disorders

One of the most challenging aspects of providing care to people living with serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia is the complex and nuanced process of prescribing and managing medications.

Research, Technical Assistance, and Training for WIC

We offer an extensive history of providing assessment, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance

Altarum’s Center for Food and Nutrition assists administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with developing and implementing nutrition education programming to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices and pursue physically active lifestyles.

The WIC Participant-Centered Services Model

Participant-Centered Services (PCS) is a comprehensive systems framework for providing PCS in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Gen X & Millennials Speak Out: HIV Across the Generations

Gen X & Millennials Speak Out: HIV Across the Generations

Mold - A Serious Indoor Air Quality and Economic Concern

Molds can adversely impact peoples’ health, and cause physical damage to infrastructure, resulting in considerable negative impact on the global economy.

The WIC Services Toolkit - A Free Training Tool to Strengthen Services for WIC Participants

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is committed to ensuring that its participants have a positive experience when receiving services and interacting with program staff.

Workers' Compensation

Work-related injuries and illnesses (I&I) cause a tremendous burden on society. I&I are costly for employers, workers, and families due to economic, health and related personal costs that arise from interruption or loss of income, reduced capacity to work, temporary or permanent dislocation, reduced capacity to find new employment, and need for medical care.

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