Formed in 1994 in following a unique collaboration with the Maryland Medicaid program The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a non-partisan health research organization with an expertise in Medicaid and in improving publicly financed health care systems. The Hilltop Institute conducts research, analysis, and evaluations on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations at the national, state, and local levels. The Hilltop Institute is committed to addressing complex issues through informed, objective, and innovative research and analysis.
The Hilltop Institute has renowned expertise in Medicaid and in improving publicly financed health systems to increase access and positive outcomes for vulnerable populations. The organization addresses issues that concern not only Medicaid, but also other publicly administered programs such as aging services, public health, Medicare, behavioral health, oral health, state coverage initiatives, and Federally-funded AIDS initiatives..
John Malloch is a senior programmer at The Hilltop Institute, leading the web application development team. He explains that there used to be a full-time member of the team who specialised in GIS. When Tthe Hilltop Institute began to look at new ways of presenting data the specialist recommended InstantAtlas.