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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."

Help Wanted—Better-paid, better-trained, caring workers to provide long term supports and services!

April 30, 2019 | Perspective

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?

Building a Successful Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model

March 26, 2019 | Perspective

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 Launches Culture Change Initiative with Eden Alternative Training in Six Michigan Nursing Homes Serving Hundreds of Residents

February 27, 2019 | Press Release

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.

Travel and Wait Times for Health Care Services Remain Higher than Other Professional Services, Adding Up to an Annual Opportunity Cost of $89 Billion

February 22, 2019 | Press Release

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.

Altarum Introduces Bridges to Excellence® Maternity Care Recognition Program

February 21, 2019 | Press Release

Altarum today launched a Maternity Care Recognition Program that enables clinicians to be rewarded for delivering high-value maternity care to their patients. The program is part of Bridges to Excellence®, an initiative to improve quality of clinical care through measurement and recognition programs for the treatment of common chronic and other medical conditions.

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.