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Consumer-Centric Evaluation of Healthcare Price and Quality Transparency Tools

April 19, 2019 | Research Brief

In this report, Altarum researchers evaluate price transparency tools designed to help consumers make informed choices about where and from whom they receive health care. The findings may surprise you.

The Obesity Epidemic in Marion County and Indiana

March 25, 2019 | Report

In this comprehensive review and critical analysis of the literature, Altarum identified recommended and promising strategies to address obesity in five key settings.

Measuring the Impact of Transparency

January 19, 2018 | Research Brief

This report presents survey results of Maryland residents about their experiences finding value in health care and about the state's public transparency website,

Price Transparency and Physician Quality Report Card 2017

November 08, 2017 | Report

Most states fail to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed health care choices and even fewer provide data on the price and quality of care together, according to a report by independent nonprofit organizations Altarum and Catal

Right Place, Right Time

January 17, 2017 | Report

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.

Technical Notes on Triangle of Painful Choices

June 06, 2016 | Research Brief

The triangle of painful choices was first introduced in August 2012 as a tool to provide insights about what rate of growth in health spending would be sustainable in the long term.

A Framework for Assessing the Value of Investments in Nonclinical Prevention

December 10, 2015 | Online Article

Validity of a New Patient Engagement Measure: The Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) Measure™

June 23, 2015 | Online Article

The ACE Measure™ is a tool designed to assess the health engagement levels of individuals and populations.