Altarum Institute brings decades of experience using modeling, simulation, and geospatial analysis tools to deliver customized solutions for our clients. Our health program modeling systems deliver support across the federal government for health care planners.  

We use sophisticated methods, such as our population forecasting model (called the Managed Care Forecasting and Analysis System) and Altarum’s Make vs. Buy tool, to provide clients with data to make long-range financial plans and decisions. We also use discrete event simulations, such as our Health Care Complex Model and Casualty Prediction Model, to investigate ways to re-engineer health care delivery and public health systems.

Our Health Care Management Model has been used to investigate the cost effectiveness of a number of new clinical interventions, such as pharmaceutical products and disease management programs.

Altarum routinely uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to carry out data and geospatial analysis and mapping for our health care clients. GIS technology enables us to analyze and helps users to visualize, understand, and interpret data in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends.

Geospatial analysis is one of the most powerful capabilities of a GIS. Altarum analysts construct powerful spatial models utilizing GIS tools such as those in the ArcGIS Desktop suite to better understand, describe, or predict real-world spatial relationships and processes. These analyses provide insights to important factors, such as the locations of underserved populations, the most suitable place for a health care facility, or the best routes between points across a weighted landscape.