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The American Board of Medical Specialties announced today that Altarum has joined its Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program, enabling physicians who are board certified by one or more of the 18 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for approved Altarum practice improvement and quality improvement activities.
Altarum experts warn against changes to the OPM that could undercount the number of Americans in need of services that are critical to better health and economic outcomes among the most vulnerable in society.
Modern Healthcare reports on Altarum's research, which showed slower decreases in spending growth on low-value care services than expected.
Despite increase attention, little progress has been made in the transition from low- to high-value care in the U.S.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on Altarum’s Value of Lead Prevention tool, which shows comprehensive data on the cost of lead exposure as well as the benefits of interventions.
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."