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The development of self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), offers the potential to dramatically affect public health. Yet technological changes as potentially transformational as AVs can be accompanied by a plethora of unintended consequences.
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.
Altarum’s UBO Program Office Support Team assists the DHA, the Military Departments (Army, Navy, and Air Force), and the National Capital Region Medical Directorate with improving revenue cycle operations throughout the Military Health System (MHS), implementing shared services operations and best practices, and generally contributing to the DHA mission.
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).
Join us in celebrating recovery by creating your own recovery bumper sticker and sharing it with your family, your friends, and the world.
ImageSmart™ is a clinical decision support (CDS) solution that provides real-time clinical guidance for determining which imaging test is most appropriate for your patient’s clinical presentation. ImageSmart™ connects you to the right information at the right time for the right ordering decision.
Good sexual health is about much more than avoiding disease. Five key action steps can help individuals protect and improve their sexual health and overall well-being across the life span.
Among the public and professionals, there was confusion about what sexual health is and how to achieve it.
The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and services.
Many Americans are not getting the preventive sexual health services that they need, which can protect and improve sexual health and even save lives.
The National Coalition for Sexual Health aims to make sexual health a common part of our national discourse and to promote high-quality sexual health care services.
The Aspirin Project is an initiative in Altarum’s Center for Prevention. The Project’s goal is to increase awareness about daily, low-dose aspirin use for the prevention of disease. Serving both consumers and providers, it provides unbiased information about who should and who shouldn’t take aspirin.
On Monday, July 13, the Obama Administration will host the sixth White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) in Washington, DC.
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 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.
The language of health care is complex, but clear communication is necessary for science to flourish.
Nationwide, more than 8 million children and adolescents participate in afterschool programs.
Altarum conducts semiannual surveys to better understand consumer beliefs, practices, and preferences regarding health care. The fall 2014 Altarum Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions is the seventh in this ongoing series.