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Data collection and injury and illness statistics help both employers and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to identify and manage local and national trends, and to streamline corrective actions priorities.
Molds can adversely impact peoples’ health, and cause physical damage to infrastructure, resulting in considerable negative impact on the global economy.
Work-related injuries and illnesses (I&I) cause a tremendous burden on society. I&I are costly for employers, workers, and families due to economic, health and related personal costs that arise from interruption or loss of income, reduced capacity to work, temporary or permanent dislocation, reduced capacity to find new employment, and need for medical care.
Improving Medical Care Operations and Support for Veterans
Altarum's Veterans Community Action Teams (VCAT) provides resources for those looking to help Veterans in Michigan and beyond.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted a rule in 2009 that required covered entities (health plans, health care providers, and health care clearinghouses) that conduct electronic Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standard transactions to move from ICD-9 to the next generation ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2013.
Veterans Health Administration Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) Program Workforce Development (WFD)
CPAC sought Altarum to initiate a WFD Training Needs Analysis to perform a comprehensive assessment of current CPAC WFD performance, identify gaps in services, and provide recommendations based on industry best practices to improve overall program effectiveness.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011, suicide accounted for more than 39,500 deaths—approximately one person every 13 minutes.
Altarum provides studies and biostatistical analysis support services to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Business Support Directorate (BSD).
In collaboration with the Defense Manpower Data Center, Altarum launched a data quality improvement initiative to progressively analyze Defense Health Agency data for inaccuracy and duplication to create a more accurate Standard Insurance Table (SIT).
Altarum integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.
The Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office is responsible for developing a 10-year Medical Care Collections Fund President’s Budget submission and subsequently distributing the President’s Budget to individual Veteran Integrated Service Networks and VA Medical Centers.
The number of Veterans who require assistance to live independently and achieve gainful employment is expected to increase exponentially over the coming years.
Recent changes in federal regulations meant that more than 200,000 Veterans became eligible for health care services through the Veterans Health Administration, which serves some 8 million of the country’s 23 million Veterans. The Veterans Health Administration contracted Altarum to develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy to reach these Veterans, providing information and encouraging them to apply for enrollment in VA.
As part of its internal research and demonstration agenda, Altarum partnered with federally qualified health centers in Maine, Michigan, and Virginia to pilot the Lean process improvement approach (“Lean”).