Consistent health insurance coverage critical to preventive health care
As would be expected, consistent health insurance coverage is critical to receiving appropriate preventive health care. A new report by researchers at RTI International found that the Affordable Care Act will have a greater impact if gaps in insurance coverage are prevented.
RTI International developing novel technology to convert CO2 to high-value chemicals
Researchers at RTI International are developing a novel process technology that will convert carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon resources into high-value chemicals that are used to produce everyday products such as ski boots and fishing rods.
RTI International named Nicole Barnes vice president of Business Strategy and Communications for its International Development Group
Nicole Barnes has been promoted to vice president of Business Strategy and Communications for the International Development Group at RTI International.
How survey research organizations must adapt to address big data challenges
Research organizations must address challenges posed by big data in order to thrive in an environment where data is collected and stored at an unprecedented rate, suggest authors of an article published in a special issue of the Journal of Organizational Design devoted to big data.
New book aims to advance energy-based economic development initiatives
A new book, Energy-based economic development: How clean energy can drive development and stimulate economic growth, offers a framework to help students, researchers and practitioners shape projects and programs to reach joint goals inherent in clean energy development and economic development.
Study: Community-living seniors with dementia are more likely to be hospitalized than those without dementia; little difference found among nursing home residents
Seniors living in the community who have dementia are more likely to be hospitalized and visit the emergency department than those who do not have dementia, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International.
E-cigarette advertising expenditures tripled from 2011 to 2012, study finds
Electronic cigarette advertising expenditures tripled in the United States from $6.4 million in 2011 to $18.3 million in 2012, according to a study by RTI International.
Academics, practitioners to discuss international development and education initiatives for youth
Leaders from RTI International and Duke University will discuss international development and education initiatives for youth, April 9 on Duke’s campus.
Health IT projects administered by RTI International expand health information exchange to include patients
In an effort to allow patients to be more engaged in their own health care, RTI International administered a series of pilot projects to provide patients access and control of their electronic health records.
RTI International distributes two million insecticide-treated nets to reduce malaria transmission in Guinea
In an effort to reduce malaria transmission, RTI International led a mass distribution of more than two million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets in Guinea.
Study: MOOCs viewed positively by employers for hiring, training
Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively for recruiting, hiring and training employees, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. The study, funded by the Gates Foundation, is the first to evaluate employers’ knowledge, experience and attitudes toward MOOCs.
RTI International, partners to expand mobile phone technology to identify and counsel women who experience domestic violence in India
RTI International is partnering with Dimagi and the St. John’s Research Institute to expand the use of mobile phone technology to help primary health care workers identify, counsel, and refer women experiencing domestic violence in Bangalore, India.
Brian Southwell appointed to the American Journal of Health Promotion editorial board
Brian Southwell, Ph.D., a senior research scientist in the Center for Communication Science and director of the Science in the Public Sphere Program at RTI International, has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Study Finds Cost-effectiveness of Coronary Artery Calcium Screening Highly Dependent on Cost of Statins
As long as statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, remain inexpensive and don’t affect the patient’s quality of life, it is better to simply prescribe the drugs before ordering a heart scan, finds a new study by researchers at University of California at San Francisco; RTI Health Solutions, a business unit of RTI International; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Northwestern University.
RTI International demonstrates innovative toilet prototype that processes, recycles, disinfects waste at Reinvent the Toilet Fair in India
RTI International recently demonstrated its new, innovative on-site waste treatment and toilet prototype that processes, recycles and disinfects human waste at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India March 21-22 in New Delhi.
Policies banning tobacco displays may deter adult smoking; a graphic health warning sign at POS might not
Polices that ban tobacco product displays at point of sale may reduce adults smoking by deterring purchases, though a single graphic health warning sign at the POS may not, according to a study by researchers at RTI International and Tarheel Technologies.