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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, 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?


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?"

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, June 2018

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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