Health Care Price Increases Remain Low; Employment Growth Slowing TooA net 15,000 health care jobs were created in October 2013, significantly below the two-year average of 21,000 jobs per month, according to new figures from the Ann Arbor-based Altarium Institute.
Health Care Spending Growth Remains At Historic LowHere's more evidence that something is keeping health care price and spending increases low in the American economy.
Altarum Launches Patient Engagement Tools During National Health IT WeekThere is a growing body of evidence that patients who are more actively involved in their health care have better health outcomes and incur lower costs.
Health Spending Growth Remains Low, But Jobs ReboundNational health expenditures grew 3.9 percent in July 2013, relative to July 2012, in line with the low levels reported since 2009, the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reported.
Altarum’s Endowed Professorship At UM Awarded To Lutgarde Raskin Lutgarde Raskin, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, has received the Altarum Institute/ERIM Russell O’Neal Endowed Professorship.
Health Share of Economy DropsThe Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reports that health care prices grew 1.1 percent in July 2013 over July 2012, up from the May growth rate of 1 percent -- which was the lowest Altarum has ever recorded.
Health Care Price Growth Plummets to 1.1 PercentHealth care prices rose nationally just 1.1 percent from April 2012 to April 2013, the lowest annual increase since 1997, and a sharp 0.5 percentage point drop from the rate of increase reported in March from a year earlier.
Health Care Price Growth Lowest Since December 1997Health care prices in January 2013 were 1.5 percent higher than in January 2012, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than the December rise, and the lowest reading since a 1.3 percent rate in December 1997, according to Ann Arbor based health care industry consultants Altarum Institute.

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