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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.

Reducing Opioid Use Disorders Among New Mothers in Central Texas

January 25, 2019 | Perspective

The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, and other research shows that new mothers are particularly at risk for opioid dependency in the months after childbirth. We're working to help some of these mothers in Central Texas.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Face Daunting Financial and Social Challenges, Altarum Survey Shows

December 12, 2018 | Press Release

Grandparents who are raising children displaced by the opioid crisis and other behavioral health issues are putting off retirement in order to support their grandchildren, according to new research by Altarum.

Altarum's George Miller Joins Health Affairs' Council on Health Care Spending and Value

November 01, 2018 | Announcement

George Miller, PhD, of Altarum’s Center for Value in Health Care, will serve alongside a distinguished group of 20 policy experts on a new Council on Health Care Spending and Value established by the policy journal Health Affairs.

Optimizing Health Care Resource Allocation - The Research Consortium For Health Care Value Assessment

September 21, 2018 | Perspective

Traditional approaches to reducing health care spending often involve eroding coverage for care indiscriminately and fail to take a holistic perspective on all sources of costs and value. We believe that affordability in health care delivery is best achieved by efficiently allocating costs across the entire budget and spectrum of care.

Altarum and VBID Health Launch Consortium to Address Waste in Health Care

September 20, 2018 | Press Release

Altarum and VBID Health today announce the launch of the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment, a PhRMA Foundation-funded initiative that brings together researchers working in health care value to collaborate, share findings, and develop research ideas to help address inefficiencies in health care.

Health Care Employment Accelerates as Health Spending Growth Remains Stable

September 14, 2018 | Press Release

At $3.67 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate), national health spending in July 2018 was 4.8 percent higher than it was in July 2017, and the health spending share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 17.8 percent.

Michigan Health Endowment Fund Partners with Altarum to Evaluate Behavioral Health Access for Michigan Residents

August 21, 2018 | Press Release

People living with mental illness or addiction die an average of 25 years earlier than the general population, yet many Michigan residents face barriers to critical treatment. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) has commissioned a study to review and report on access to mental health and substance use disorder treatments for Michigan residents.