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UMMS to serve as host institution of assistive technology research program
July 23, 2014
UMass Medical School to serve as host institution of international assistive technology research program

UMass Medical School is one of two American universities to serve as a host institution in a European Union funded research program focused on developing new technologies to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability.

Who We are

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research is dedicated to research, evaluation, and education initiatives that advance public health policy and outcomes worldwide.

Our approach informs all our work, including:

  • Researching and creating policy on public health services
  • Implementing and delivering those services
  • Supporting policy and program development for human service agencies and non-profits
  • Working with and for government health care agencies

As part of a leading academic health sciences center, our high-quality, insightful research shapes public policy, from the bedside to the community.

    Where We’ll be Next...

    Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC)

    August 18-21 — Denver, CO

    This conference brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related the Medicaid systems and initiatives.

    We will be exhibiting at this event at Booth 65. We hope to see you there!

    Projects and Publications

    July 09, 2014

    This article highlights the evaluation of a buprenorphine dose-based prior authorization policy developed by MassHealth in consultation with UMass Medical School's Office of Clinical Affairs. The evaluation suggests the policy may be a model for other states concerned about buprenorphine diversion among individuals with opioid dependence.