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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).
Slips, trips, and falls (STF) are a significant cause of traumatic occupational injuries and represent a substantial cost to employers, employees, and the U.S. economy.
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.
Altarum’s Center for Vehicle Safety continues to work collaboratively with public and private transportation safety stakeholders to help increase safety technology use and seatbelt interlock implementation.
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.
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.
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.
Altarum Institute, 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.
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.
Altarum Institute 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).
Altarum Institute 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.
Altarum Institute 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.
Altarum Institute 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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Altarum Institute is now collaborating with Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College to conduct an innovative Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) safety and implementation research project.