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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Overview

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.

Results

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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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.