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Overcoming Challenges to Health IT Adoption in Small Rural Hospitals

Altarum Institute completed an economic case study of health IT adoption in rural hospitals for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)

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 IT.

Steering Employees Toward Safer Care

Coinciding with the release 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.

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Measures

For this project, Altarum Institute is collaborating with the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit of the University of Michigan to develop pediatric quality of health care measures.

Act Against AIDS, Men Who Have Sex With Men of All Races Media Campaign, CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Altarum Institute works with American Institutes for Research on this national media campaign, developing partnerships and creating community engagement events with and for gay and bisexual men.

Comprehensive Care Planning for Frail Elders

Comprehensive care plans for frail elders are essential for improving patient-family-provider communication; for helping patients and families better understand the future they face; for enabling communities to develop and track needs and resources; and for shaping a world in which it is “safe to grow old.”

Supporting Data and Communities

Under a contract with the Quality Improvement Organization for Colorado and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, we are exploring how communities can use many kinds of data on-line to help them design, test, and implement programs that improve care for their Medicare beneficiaries.

QIO Infographic

An infographic depicting key findings from a study published in JAMA which reports on how 14 communities worked with their quality improvement organizations to improve care transitions among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.

QIO Care Transitions Project

An overview of a study, published in JAMA, describing how quality improvement mechanisms can be applied to help communities interested in reducing hospital readmissions among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.

Decent Care Values

Altarum Institute led the first research and demonstration project of Decent Care Values, a unique model that constructs health care based on affected people voicing what they need and want while living with disease and illness.

Applying Lean to Improve the Delivery of Care at Community Health Centers

As part of its internal research and demonstration agenda, Altarum Institute partnered with federally qualified health centers in Maine, Michigan, and Virginia to pilot the Lean process improvement approach (“Lean”).

Altarum Comparison of Physician and Consumer Health Care Opinions - September 2012

Health care consumers are adapting to significant changes in how they can seek and select care.

Fall 2011 Altarum Institute Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions

The Fall 2011 Altarum Institute Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions report covers several areas.

Fall 2012 Altarum Institute Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions Results

Consumers continue to play an increasingly active role in making health care decisions.

View On-The-Street Consumer Interviews

Interviewers from the Altarum Institute Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care asked consumers on the streets of Washington, DC, questions about health care choices.

Spring/Summer 2012 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions - August 2012

The Spring/Summer 2012 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions report covers several topics.

CSHS Health Workforce Modeling and Analysis

Repository for the health workforce research and modeling conducted by staff in Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.

Community Health Center Innovation Mission Project

The Community Health Center Innovation Mission Project implemented strategies to improve health care delivery for vulnerable populations.

Altarum Leverages Gift from Kresge to Bring Better Health Care to Michigan

Altarum Institute’s Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption, funded with grants from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and The Kresge Foundation, makes electronic health records (EHR) accessible to primary care physicians around the state by helping those offices select, adopt and implement EHR systems.

Pharm 2 Pharm

For the University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Pharmacy, Altarum is tasked with guidance and coaching of a new care delivery model where community pharmacists become consulting pharmacist and development of a sustainment model once the CMMI grant is completed.

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