Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption

Altarum helps providers comply with Meaningful Use and improve the quality, efficiency, and security of their operations.

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Medicaid providers in Michigan were lagging behind other states in adopting electronic health record systems, so the state enlisted Altarum to accelerate their progress through our Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA) initiative, a CMS and privately-funded program that helps providers comply with Meaningful Use and increase operational quality, efficiency, and security.

Our Approach

Through this program, Altarum gives direct support to providers adopting and upgrading their certified electronic health record technology. We help practices leverage technology to actively manage patient populations, support effective care delivery, enhance business operations, facilitate interoperability and information exchange, and improve health outcomes. We also help providers apply for Medicaid incentive payments, which are available through 2021.


Our services have helped more than 6,000 providers in more than 500 practices successfully adopt certified electronic health record technology. These services have been used by providers representing 65 different specialties working on more than 60 different technology systems.

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Carrie Frye

Carrie Frye

Client Services Manager, Delivery Systems Transformation

Areas of Expertise
  • Project Management
  • Clinician-Based Quality Improvement Support
  • Health IT Adoption

Carrie Frye has more than 11 years of experience in electronic health record (EHR) implementation and workflow redesign. In her current role, she leads Altarum’s quality improvement advisory services team across several projects, including the Healthy Hearts for Michigan program, an AHRQ-funded initiative to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes in Michigan. Carrie has assisted hundreds of providers through quality improvement initiatives—beginning with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid—fund Promoting Interoperability program (formerly Meaningful Use)—which she had the pleasure of supporting from start to finish.