Helping Clinicians Enhance Quality of Care

Altarum helps providers improve patient outcomes and overall efficiency by leveraging health IT and transformative tools.

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Overview

Altarum works with public insurers and clinical practices to improve patient outcomes and overall efficiency by optimizing clinical and office workflow and adopting and implementing health information technology.

Our Approach

We help clinicians improve care quality, reduce costs, participate in CMS’s Quality Payment Program and prepare for advanced Alternative Payment Models. Our quality improvement advisors work directly with medical and behavioral health practices to select quality measures, implement clinical and office workflow changes, and use health information technology data to drive quality improvements. 

Results

Altarum has helped over 6,000 clinicians drive transformation in health care that impacts millions of patients. Our protocols for using electronic health records to identify undiagnosed hypertensive and diabetic patients have increased important early treatments for these diseases. And our work on the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network—a  CMS-funded collaboration among 36 universities, health systems, and independent practices—has saved more than $49 million in health care costs.

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Bruce Maki

Bruce Maki

Project Manager, Quality Improvement

Areas of Expertise
  • Project Management
  • Delivery System Transformation
  • Health IT Adoption

Bruce is Altarum’s project manager on the Healthy Hearts for Michigan program, a 3-year, $4.4 million project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  targeting Cardiovascular Disease improvement in rural Michigan primary care offices as well as another project funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services tasked with assisting HIV clinics in southeast Michigan with the identification and care of HIV patients who have also been diagnosed with type II diabetes and/or chronic kidney disease. Prior projects included two separate projects funded by the CDC which focused on leveraging and optimizing health information technology to aid Michigan clinics with the identification and management of patients with hypertension and diabetes. Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL.