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Measuring the Impact of Transparency

PDF Publication


January 19, 2018

In partnership with the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), Altarum developed a new PROMETHEUS report to power a consumer-friendly transparency dashboard that displays cost and quality information at facilities where a significant number of Maryland residents receive care.

Consumer-Centric Healthcare: Rhetoric vs. Reality

PDF Publication


March 1, 2017

This paper introduces an infographic for thinking about the consumer’s healthcare engagement points, provides evidence of consumers’ preferences and needs for each touch point in the life-cycle, shows how our system too often fails to address consumer preferences and needs, outlines how these failings could be addressed, and encourages a discussion of how to elevate, support, validate and authenticate the consumer's voice.

Addressing the Unmet Medical and Social Needs of Complex Patients

PDF Publication


February 1, 2017

Models of care that are data driven, tailored to patient needs and integrate care from healthcare and social service providers are extremely promising and deserve the sustained attention of policymakers and advocates.

Right Place, Right Time: Consumer Perspectives

PDF Publication


January 17, 2017

This report focuses on the needs of lower-income consumers, Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, caregivers, and Spanish speakers, and how health care information can be delivered at the right place and right time to maximize consumer value.

Measuring Healthcare Value at the State Level: A Call to Action

PDF Publication


December 1, 2016

This report is a call to action that details the minimum five data domains states should track as part of a broad commitment to better healthcare value for their residents.

2015 Health Care Value Forecast: Payers, Purchasers and Providers

PDF Publication


November 17, 2015

The short answer is staggering: In the U.S., we will spend $3.207 trillion in 2015.1 That’s $3,207 with nine zeroes behind it—a number so large that it’s nearly impossible to comprehend.

Consumers' Understanding of and Interest in Provider- Versus Practice-Level Quality Characteristics: Findings From a Focus Group Study

Online Article, PDF Publication


April 22, 2014

Little is known about consumers’ understanding of and interest in practice-level measures.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Corporate Policy Matters: Health Outcomes Aren’t Always Determined by Health

Online Article, PDF Publication


January 8, 2014

In this review, Dr. Lynch and Dr. Sherman identify Missing Variables often ignored by researchers – which may lead to erroneous conclusions about the connection between health and business outcomes.

Steering Employees Toward Safer Care

PDF Publication


November 28, 2012

Coinciding with the release of the fall 2012 results on HospitalSafetyScore.com, Altarum has released a new white paper describing strategies employers can use to increase the safety and quality of hospital care their employees receive and describes successful approaches used by leading employers across the United States. Read the full report, Steering Employees Toward Safer Care.

An Overview of Initiatives to Promote Health and Wellness

PDF Publication


October 23, 2012

Altarum has a long history of successfully supporting and spearheading a broad range of important public health initiatives.

Webcast: Theirs for the Choosing: Can Informed Consumers Transform Health Care?

Podcast


April 23, 2012

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the March 29, 2012 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Theirs for the Choosing: Can Informed Consumers Transform Health Care?"

Roundtable: Public Health, Wellness, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Online Article, PDF Publication


April 5, 2011

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the March 29, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Public Health, Wellness, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund: How Health Reform Seeks to Transform Health Care and Reduce Costs."

Issue Briefs: What Works in Health Care

PDF Publication


February 18, 2011

These Issue Briefs are part of a series of publications on value-based health care designed to help health care purchasers and providers understand “what works” in health care.

HealthLeaders Media Audio Feature: The Fate of Consumer Driven Health Care

Online Article


May 14, 2008

In this HealthLeaders Media Audio Feature, Altarum President and CEO Lincoln Smith talks about which populations benefit from consumer driven health plans and what he sees as the future of those plans.

Consumer-Driven Health care: Information, Incentives, Enrollment, and Implications for National Health Expenditures

PDF Publication


April 15, 2007

We highlight the importance of information for consumer-driven health care (CDHC), describe barriers, display data on adoption rates and product features, and use a new health modeling approach to investigate the potential impact on national health care expenditures. We conclude with an assessment of the prospects for CDHC as a revolution of information, competition, and market orientation; and we discuss potential pitfalls, including concern regarding vulnerable populations

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Health Sector Trend Report, November 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

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