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Altarum Urges OMB to Consider Alternatives to its Proposed Approach to Improving the Official Poverty Measure

June 24, 2019 | Announcement

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.

Altarum's Research on Low-Value and High-Value Care Featured in Modern Healthcare

June 21, 2019 | Announcement

Modern Healthcare reports on Altarum's research, which showed slower decreases in spending growth on low-value care services than expected.

New Research Shows More Work is Needed to Shift Health Care Spending from Low-Value to High-Value Care

June 20, 2019 | Announcement

Despite increase attention, little progress has been made in the transition from low- to high-value care in the U.S.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Selects Altarum as a Prime Awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors

June 20, 2019 | Announcement

This designation gives Altarum the opportunity to have a greater impact on quality improvement and transformation in the health care system.

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.

Cleveland Plain Dealer Reports on Altarum’s Value of Lead Prevention Tool

May 30, 2019 | Announcement

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.

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."