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Our continuing medical education (CME) program is about more than providing professional development credits.
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.
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.
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.