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Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Between 2005 and 2014, the rate of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits rose an average of 200% across the country. Altarum is working to change this statistic by increasing provider knowledge of safe opioid prescribing to promote patient safety.

Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network

National health spending has grown faster than the economy for decades, and the current rate of growth is not sustainable. Reimbursement has heavily rewarded quantity of care, while minimizing the importance of care quality and value.

DataHub

Altarum provides technical support to both the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and the state of Michigan’s Data Hub. Altarum helped set up and configure the technical infrastructure at MiHIN, creating test HL7 messages, gathering requirements for different program areas, conducting surveys and technical research, along with various other business analysis tasks.

Medicaid Systems Support

Altarum has provided Michigan Medicaid with project management support and subject matter experts in Payer Financial Services Management, Compliance/Policy Management, ICD-10, and Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) implementation.

Improving Care for Patients with Mood Disorders

One of the most challenging aspects of providing care to people living with serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia is the complex and nuanced process of prescribing and managing medications.

Research, Technical Assistance, and Training for WIC

We offer an extensive history of providing assessment, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance

Altarum’s Center for Food and Nutrition assists administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with developing and implementing nutrition education programming to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices and pursue physically active lifestyles.

The WIC Participant-Centered Services Model

Participant-Centered Services (PCS) is a comprehensive systems framework for providing PCS in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

The WIC Services Toolkit - A Free Training Tool to Strengthen Services for WIC Participants

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is committed to ensuring that its participants have a positive experience when receiving services and interacting with program staff.

Reducing the Burden of Childhood Dental Disease

Dental disease is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Baby teeth are important, and decay can have broad impacts on a child’s speech development, nutritional intake, self-esteem, social development, and school readiness.

Oral Health Initiative Intervention Selection and Planning Tool

Altarum is a subcontractor to Mathematica Policy Research for the Oral Health Initiative, which supports state efforts to improve access to health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Improving Care Coordination through Health IT Adoption

The Michigan Center for Effective Information Technology Adoption was established in 2010 to help physicians select, adopt, and implement EHRs.

A National Network for Health Care Transformation

The Regional Extension Center (REC) program was created to provide direct technical assistance to accelerate electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The RECs are a national learning network that provides on-the-ground assistance to help providers incorporate technology into care delivery.

National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) Center for Clinical Research Data Management, Methodology, Monitoring Services, Statistical Design, and Quality Control

KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Altarum, provided an array of clinical research support services for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), which included monitoring quality assurance in Institute-sponsored clinical trials, development of a classification system of NINDS Research Projects; tracking clinical projects through the automated Clinical Information Project System (CLIPS); statistical and methodological support; data management services to the Specialized Program of Transitional Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) network; and development of the NINDS Common Data Elements (CDE) data standards designed to facilitate data collection and data sharing.

Overcoming Challenges to Health IT Adoption in Small Rural Hospitals

Altarum completed an economic case study of health IT adoption in rural hospitals for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)

Altarum leads the state of Michigan’s Regional Extension Center (REC) which provides education, outreach, and technical assistance to the state’s 17,000 primary care providers and 36 critical access hospitals in pursuit of the Meaningful Use of health IT.

Community Health Center Innovation Mission Project

The Community Health Center Innovation Mission Project implemented strategies to improve health care delivery for vulnerable populations.

Altarum Leverages Gift from Kresge to Bring Better Health Care to Michigan

Altarum’s Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption, funded with grants from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and The Kresge Foundation, makes electronic health records (EHR) accessible to primary care physicians around the state by helping those offices select, adopt and implement EHR systems.

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