Read about our latest research, initiatives, announcements, and other news.
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.
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.
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."
Across the U.S., we see more and more reports about a shortage of well-trained staff who are committed to providing in-home and other long term supports and services. The pinch of the shortage is apparent in many communities where it’s difficult to execute in-home service plans, and residential providers struggle to stay adequately staffed. We all see this problem, but what are we doing about it?
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 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.
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.
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.