Applied Research and Analytics

Transformative Insights

Our research goes beyond describing a problem—it’s the foundation on which we build solutions achieve a future of better health for all. Altarum’s insights are designed for practical application and achieving measurable results.

Our applied research and analytics service offerings include:

  • Economic Modeling and Analysis
  • Proprietary Tools
  • Survey Science
  • Data Analytics

Our analysts, statisticians, and research scientists work every day to deliver greater value to the US health system while controlling costs. In addition to supporting the full survey lifecycle, we integrate research and data analytics to reveal actionable results. Our proprietary tools are used nationwide to measure consumer engagement and calculate the full impact of investments in health. See examples of our impactful work below.

Our Applied Research and Analytics in Practice

Why is patient engagement important?

The Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) Measure

How do you measure patient engagement? Altarum's scientifically-validated survey tool captures a full patient profile with just 12 questions—in less than two minutes.

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Health Sector Spending

We conduct research to track and understand health sector spending trends and identify strategies to increase health care value and affordability.

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Surveying Veterans to Understand Mental Health Outcomes

Working with the VA’s National Center for PTSD since 2017, Altarum recruited a cohort of more than 3,500 Veterans to participate in a longitudinal survey to obtain insights about how life events, traumatic events, and a wide range of Veteran characteristics relate to mental health and well-being. 

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Improving Access to Veterans Affairs Health Care Services for Women Veterans

Altarum is fielding a survey designed to measure the barriers women Veterans face in receiving health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The Business Case for Racial Equity

Altarum is making the business case for investing in policies and programs that promote racial equity.

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FOCUS AREAS: Health Equity
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Calculating the Value of Health

Learn how our analytical tools help communities measure the value of investments in social determinants of health and model future economic benefits of improved population health.

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FOCUS AREAS: Health Equity

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Our Applied Research and Analytics Experts

Erin Butto
Senior Director, Applied Research and Analytics
George Miller
Fellow and Research Team Leader
Corey Rhyan
Research Director, Health Economics and Policy
Stephan McCall
Senior Analyst, Health Economics and Policy