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New Online Tool Calculates the Cost and Economic Benefits of Preventing Childhood Lead Exposure in the United States

May 30, 2019 | Press Release

In a move to tackle the estimated $84 billion dollar per year financial toll of childhood lead exposure in the United States, Altarum today launched a new interactive online tool that for the first time provides comprehensive state-level data on the cost of exposure and the economic benefits of interventions.

Second Wave Michigan Quotes Altarum Expert on the Role of Technology in Improving Health Care of Underserved Populations

May 28, 2019 | Announcement

Altarum’s Christy Avery recently spoke with Second Wave Michigan about our work to improve the care of incarcerated inmates by integrating electronic health records and a health information exchange (HIE) into the correctional system.

Two Keys to Easing the Burden of Public Health Reporting

May 06, 2019 | Perspective

Why is public health reporting burdensome, and what can we do to address it? Altarum health IT interoperability expert Laura Rappleye weighs in on two important ways to reduce the burden: advancing FHIR APIs and establishing a "neutral convener."

Building a Successful Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model

March 26, 2019 | Perspective

What is needed for a successful InCK model? There is no single formula that will work for every state, but there are clear approaches that should be leveraged and adapted to any effort.

Altarum Launches Culture Change Initiative with Eden Alternative Training in Six Michigan Nursing Homes Serving Hundreds of Residents

February 27, 2019 | Press Release

Altarum today announces the launch of a three-year culture change initiative in six major nursing homes under a project funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Travel and Wait Times for Health Care Services Remain Higher than Other Professional Services, Adding Up to an Annual Opportunity Cost of $89 Billion

February 22, 2019 | Press Release

US consumers spend an average of 34 minutes on travel and 11 minutes waiting each time they access health care services, a burden which represents an annual opportunity cost of $89 billion, according to analysis released today by Altarum.

Altarum Introduces Bridges to Excellence® Maternity Care Recognition Program

February 21, 2019 | Press Release

Altarum today launched a Maternity Care Recognition Program that enables clinicians to be rewarded for delivering high-value maternity care to their patients. The program is part of Bridges to Excellence®, an initiative to improve quality of clinical care through measurement and recognition programs for the treatment of common chronic and other medical conditions.

Altarum Releases PROMETHEUS 5.5

February 01, 2019 | Press Release

Altarum today released PROMETHEUS 5.5, the next version of PROMETHEUS Analytics, the software application that advances health care payment, quality, and value-based initiatives for public and private insurers and health systems.