Dr. Makris is currently Altarum’s medical director for the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN)—part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative. The GLPTN will be supporting organizations through health care quality compliance, transitions to value-based care, and engaging patients to be responsible health care consumers.
Dr. Makris has also contributed to the development of a clinical decision support product for advanced diagnostic imaging. It aids practitioners by providing access to current evidence-based guidelines, local best practices, and other relevant information. He has provided significant contributions to workflow integration, user interface, clinical accuracy, and electronic health record (EHR) integration.
His other projects include development of a webinar series instructing health care systems and providers in leveraging their EHR to provide improved care to those with chronic illnesses, specifically diabetes and hypertension. He is currently involved in a statewide program dedicated to improving access to much-needed preventive dental services for one million underserved children.
Before joining Altarum, Dr. Makris has had more than 15 years of experience in clinical internal medicine. In addition to providing direct patient care, he has performed multiple roles in the EHR selection and implementation process—demonstrating strong competencies in helping health care providers choose, install, and operate electronic medical record systems that achieve their cost, deadline, and service objectives.
Dr. Makris is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a bachelor’s of science and a medical doctorate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.