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Groundbreaking Study on Care Transitions Yields Substantial Results, JAMA Study Says

A recent study published in JAMA yields major results in terms of quality, cost, and patient experience.

Caregiver Corps: Tapping a Nation of Caring People

A Caregiver Corps could address important social issues, such as workforce development, economic security, intergenerational respect, skill-building, and national service.

No Wrong Door for Our Nation’s Vets

The VCAT model is a national best practice that has been piloted, implemented, and sustained for more than 5 years in San Diego, California, and San Antonio, Texas, by service providers, advocates, volunteers, and other community leaders who demonstrate their support every day.

Improving Life for the Oldest Among Us: Altarum Roundtable Highlights Options

Nearly 300 people participated in a September Altarum Roundtable, “Advanced Old Age in America: What Can We Count On?”

Improving Care Coordination through Health IT Adoption

The Michigan Center for Effective Information Technology Adoption was established in 2010 to help physicians select, adopt, and implement EHRs.

A National Network for Health Care Transformation

The Regional Extension Center (REC) program was created to provide direct technical assistance to accelerate electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The RECs are a national learning network that provides on-the-ground assistance to help providers incorporate technology into care delivery.

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Recovery Month 2013

September is Recovery Month! The Access to Recovery team is celebrating with several exciting initiatives to get the word out: recovery is possible and ATR is making a difference!

Commonwealth and Altarum: Working for Mary

The Altarum Institute Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness is at the vanguard of improvement efforts, providing technical assistance and consulting services to programs nationwide as they work to improve care transitions—a move that would, in turn, result in fewer unnecessary hospitalizations, controlled costs, and better patient and family experiences.

Community Dashboard Health Impact Assessment

Heath impact assessment, or how the health of a community is affected by socioeconomic and other factors, is a key concept in measuring, tracking, and creating planned change in a community. Altarum’s Community Dashboard Project is creating a tool that does exactly that.

ACE Measure™

Consumer involvement in health care decisions results in safer, more effective, and less expensive health care.

CCCHC Research Findings - Spring/Summer 2013

This report covers several areas. To begin, it describes consumer health characteristics, cost sharing, health care utilization, and general perceptions about satisfaction with care. Next, it describes consumers’ preferred roles in decisions about health care and characteristics associated with wanting an active role.

Improving the Veterans Benefit Administration Independent Living Program

The number of Veterans who require assistance to live independently and achieve gainful employment is expected to increase exponentially over the coming years.

VA Health Eligibility Center Enrollment Project

Recent changes in federal regulations meant that more than 200,000 Veterans became eligible for health care services through the Veterans Health Administration, which serves some 8 million of the country’s 23 million Veterans. The Veterans Health Administration contracted Altarum Institute to develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy to reach these Veterans, providing information and encouraging them to apply for enrollment in VA.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Federal Advisory Committees Support

Altarum's Digital Communications Support team provides program management and technical support to the Office of the National Coordinator's (ONC) Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs).

National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) Center for Clinical Research Data Management, Methodology, Monitoring Services, Statistical Design, and Quality Control

KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, provided an array of clinical research support services for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), which included monitoring quality assurance in Institute-sponsored clinical trials, development of a classification system of NINDS Research Projects; tracking clinical projects through the automated Clinical Information Project System (CLIPS); statistical and methodological support; data management services to the Specialized Program of Transitional Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) network; and development of the NINDS Common Data Elements (CDE) data standards designed to facilitate data collection and data sharing.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical and Data Management Services

KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, was responsible for coordination of clinical and data management services for twenty-two Phase I and II clinical trials for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Trials Operations Support Center

KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, provides comprehensive support for the National Institute on Aging as the Institute’s Clinical Trials Operations Support Center. Activities include clinical trials operations support, quality assurance, safety-related operations support, statistical and methodological consultation, training, and maintenance of the NIA Human Intervention Studies database.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical and Data Management Services

KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, supported several clinical studies sponsored by NIMH under the Clinical and Data Management Services contract, including the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (MTA) Follow-up Study, the Risperidone and Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD) Study; and the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (TASA) Study.

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Coordinating Center for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU)

KAI, a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, served as the Coordinating Center (CC) for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU) Network, providing personnel, facilities, and other services necessary to maintain and coordinate clinical treatment at 13 participating pediatric units.

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