Experts & Expertise

Altarum Institute's more than 60 years of experience in research, consulting, and health care means that we can offer a wealth of expertise in a diverse range of topics.

Our Experts

Altarum Institute’s 60-year history means that we can offer an unparalleled body of knowledge and practical expertise in a diverse range of subjects. Our many experts represent the best in health care policy, research, business and clinical process improvement, technical assistance, and program evaluation.

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Our Project Leaders

Altarum’s Project Leaders have management and leadership skills to communicate through vision and forge high-performing teams, while focusing on budget, process, and long-term success. Today’s Project Leaders are tomorrow’s Subject Matter Experts.

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All Areas Of Expertise

Altarum Institute's more than 60 years of experience in research, consulting, and health care means that we can offer a wealth of expertise in a diverse range of topics.

Ambulatory Practice Optimization

Targeted Process Optimization is a rapid improvement solution for physician practices seeking to streamline key clinical processes and improve experiences for both patients and providers.

Aspirin and Prevention

Altarum Institute, through its Council on Aspirin for Health and Prevention, provides national leadership in the area of aspirin and disease prevention.

Behavioral Health

Altarum Institute specializes in behavioral health policy analysis, health services research and evaluation, and technical assistance in all aspects of behavioral health.

Budget and Execution Systems

Altarum provides specialized services -- program and portfolio management; healthcare analytics; revenue cycle management; project management and, planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE).

Business Transformation

Altarum Institute is demonstrating that Lean principles in health care, when applied rigorously and throughout an entire organization, have a positive impact on productivity, cost, quality, and timely delivery of services.

Care Transitions Improvement

Delivering smooth care transitions for people transferring from one health care setting to another is an essential element to good health care.

Childhood and Adolescent Health

We work with clients – at the national, state and local levels – to strengthen quality systems of care that support and improve health and wellness outcomes of children and adolescents, and their families.

Clinical Decision Support

Clinical Decision Support links health information, clinical knowledge, and patient preferences to influence health choices that ultimately result in improved health care delivery and outcomes. With our health care delivery system partners, Altarum designs, implements and evaluates clinical decision support systems that enhance the provider and patient experience and improve the value and outcomes of patient care.

Clinical Research

KAI provides outstanding services to the clinical research community using state of the art tools and a collaborative, "can do" approach.

Community Health

We help communities and stakeholders assess problems, needs, strengths, and resources; and design, implement and evaluate interventions to improve health outcomes.

Consumer Engagement

Altarum is advancing consumerism in health by engaging consumers with information and tools that help patients collaborate with their health care providers and make informed decisions based on their personal values and preferences.

Disease Surveillance

Disease surveillance is the process of monitoring disease on a broad population basis in order to understand prevalence and progression, communicate interventions to minimize further outbreak and increase knowledge about the factors that contribute to disease progression.

EHR Adoption Support

Altarum provides boots-on-the-ground technical assistance with electronic health record implementation and has helped more than 4,000 providers in Michigan to achieve meaningful use.

Elder Care

Elder care refers to the entire range of medical, health, and social services supports that older adults need to manage living with multiple chronic conditions and disabilities.

Food and Nutrition

Altarum supports public health nutrition services for the nation’s nutritionally at-risk families and children.

GIS and Geospatial Analysis

Altarum uses geographic information systems (GIS) to solve vexing health care problems and more clearly communicate important health care information.

Health Care Communications

Our strategic communications services can scale to the size of the issue at hand. It’s about getting your message to the right people and right place at the right time.

Health Disparities and Health Equity

Altarum works extensively with underserved and marginalized populations with the greatest needs and facing the biggest inequities to help reduce persistent health disparities and to create greater health equity.

Health Economics

Health economics is the study of how resources are allocated to and within the health economy.

Health Information Technology

For more than 20 years Altarum Institute has worked with federal, state, local, and private clients to develop and promote best practices in the application of information technology to health and health care.

Health IT Enabled Analytics

Altarum Institute focuses on the systematic evaluation of properties and effects of health IT with the goal of developing new knowledge from health information and supporting evidence-based decision making in health care policy and practice.

Health Law and Policy

At Altarum Institute, we excel at research-based analysis, helping policymakers evaluate the effect and implications of health care programs and policy options.

High-Tech Imaging

Our team is driving transformative change and empowering health care providers and consumers by promoting better health care through evidence-based imaging guidelines.

HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health

Altarum Institute creates systems-based solutions that support the sexual health and wellbeing of all people throughout their lifetime.

ICD-10 Planning and Transition Support

Through a comprehensive range of services, our team delivers the expertise required for a successful ICD-10 migration.

Manpower Programming and Execution

Altarum provides specialized services – program management, medical informatics, manpower management, logistics, and medical planning and programming.

Meaningful Use

We are the trusted advisor to Michigan’s healthcare providers on achieving Meaningful Use.

Medicaid Systems

Altarum provides a full array of analytic services tailored to Medicaid programs including health care quality, program evaluation, claims data analyses, and policy analysis.

Medical Financial Rate Development

Altarum has supported the Uniform Business Office (UBO) with the development of medical rates to include, but not limited to, outpatient, inpatient, pharmacy and cosmetic surgery.

Military and Veterans Health

Altarum Institute offers a wealth of experience in military and veterans’ health care. We have worked for decades to help our military clients plan, manage, and forecast health care services and beneficiary populations.

MMIS Modernization

Our health care and technology experts have supported numerous key initiatives for the Michigan Department of Community Health and Department of Management, Technology and Budget related to MMIS modernization.


Altarum Institute works with government, corporate, clinical, and community-based clients to address socio-ecological conditions that contribute to the emerging childhood obesity epidemic.

Performance Management

Performance management involves the use of analytics to enhance the performance of enterprise-wide business, both at the managerial/oversight and tactical levels.


KAI's medical affairs department offers a full range of pharmacovigilance and clinical safety services for drug, biologic, and medical device products in a variety of therapeutic areas.

Program and Project Management

Altarum’s skills and techniques are designed to help you execute programs and projects effectively and efficiently, tying your mission to your stated goals and assisting the audiences you serve.

Program Evaluation

Using skills in evaluation design, sampling, qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analytic techniques, we ensure that the results of health programs and policies are useful to key stakeholders and inform and drive future activities.

Qualitative Research

Altarum staff are skilled in a variety of qualitative research methods including key informant interviews, focus groups, and cognitive task analysis.

Registry Development and Interoperability

Our interoperability team supports the connectivity of public health systems with electronic health records, closing the gap between direct patient care and population-level health goals.

Revenue Cycle Management

Altarum provides guidance to military billing offices throughout the world on access management, patient financial services, medical management and compliance/policy management.

Survey Research and Services

Altarum provides a complete range of survey services, from study design, sample construction, and field data collection operations, to extensive and sophisticated analysis and reporting, including highly interactive presentations such as dashboards and proprietary visualizations of survey data.

Tobacco Control

Altarum Institute, through its ActionToQuit program, provides tobacco control technical assistance on a daily basis.

Women, Children, and Adolescents

With proven policy analysis, technical assistance, program evaluation, and training credentials, Altarum Institute works to ensure that federal, state, and local policymakers and providers collaborate and move toward systems of care that improve health outcomes for women, children, and adolescents.

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