New Tool from Altarum Helps Employers and Consumers Better Understand Their Health Care Needs

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--()--Altarum Institute has revised and relaunched its successful consumer engagement tool, Altarum Consumer Engagement-12, or ACE-12.

ACE-12 is a short survey that reliably measures different components of patient engagement around their own health care and is highly predictive of many different health outcomes and behaviors, from obesity and medication adherence to preferences for shared decisionmaking.

Health care organizations, providers, and patients can use ACE-12 to understand patient strengths and weaknesses, likely pitfalls, and who is likely to benefit most from extra assistance, like a patient support group or health care navigator.

Like earlier ACE products, ACE-12 does not require a payment. Anyone can use ACE-12 after signing a licensing agreement, regardless of his or her resources.

“We have been able to shorten the ACE survey from 21 items down to 12 while keeping the same high-powered predictive strength,” said Dr. Chris Duke, director of Altarum’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care. “We realize people are busy, and we hope this shorter survey gets people more active and engaged in their own health care.”

Dr. Duke will be part of an upcoming webinar, in partnership with Medullan Digital Health Consultants, tomorrow, August 19, at 2 p.m. EDT Please join us then. Read more information on today’s blog or contact Dr. Duke directly at chris.duke@altarum.org.

Altarum Institute (www.altarum.org) integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. Altarum employs almost 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with additional offices in the Washington, DC, area; Portland, Maine; and San Antonio, Texas.

Contacts

Altarum Institute
Ken Schwartz, 202-772-5062
ken.schwartz@altarum.org

Contacts

Altarum Institute
Ken Schwartz, 202-772-5062
ken.schwartz@altarum.org