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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.

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.

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