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Survey of Medical Providers’ Needs and Concerns About Covid-19

April 28, 2020 | Announcement

Altarum recently conducted a survey of ambulatory care practices in the Great Lakes Region to understand their top concerns and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

CMS and ONC Release Final Interoperability and Information Blocking Regulations: What Do They Mean for the Public Health Community?

April 21, 2020 | Announcement

How do the new rules from CMS and ONC on interoperability and information blocking impact public health? Altarum's interoperability standards analyst Craig Newman explains.

In Addition to Infection Control, Nursing Homes Should Focus on Three Priorities to Protect and Care for Residents

April 09, 2020 | Perspective

As Covid-19 sweeps through the US, nursing homes and other residential long-term care settings are on high alert trying to prevent and control the spread of the highly contagious virus. But they should also focus on advance care planning, treatment, and serological testing.

The Uncertainty of the Coronavirus is Weighing on Pregnant Women. How Are Providers Adapting to Address Their Concerns?

April 08, 2020 | Perspective

Pregnant women are feeling anxiety and uncertainty about the impact of the virus on their delivery and the health of their baby. Providers are responding by adopting telemedicine and helping their patients navigate uncertainty.

Health Care Sheds 43,000 Jobs in March, the Biggest Loss in at Least Three Decades

April 03, 2020 | Perspective

Today’s jobs report begins to reveal the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment. More than 700,000 jobs were lost since February.

Getting Ahead Of Covid-19 Issues—Dying From Respiratory Failure Out Of The Hospital

April 01, 2020 | Perspective

Within the next few weeks, the US will experience a very large number of deaths from Covid-19. The evidence is now plain that these deaths will mostly be of individuals older than 60 years of age; many will be individuals past 80. Younger people already living with disabilities and illnesses associated with aging are also at risk.

Overcoming Obstacles to Medication-Assisted Treatment

March 27, 2020 | Perspective

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is considered the gold standard of opioid use disorder treatment when paired with behavioral therapies, yet the number of primary care providers who practice MAT is surprisingly low.

Men Lag Behind Women in Following Social Distancing Measures, According to Survey of Michigan Residents by Altarum

March 27, 2020 | Press Release

Men are less likely to follow social distancing guidelines and orders compared to women, according to survey data released today by Altarum.