Senior Health Informatics Analyst, Center for Appropriate Care

Jacob MakowskiJacob currently serves as project manager for ImageSmart™, a clinical decision support (CDS) solution that provides real-time clinical guidance for determining which imaging test is most appropriate for the patient’s clinical presentation. He also serves as a technical point of contact for the Michigan Syndromic Surveillance System with primary responsibilities including submitter onboarding and Health Level Seven message validation. As a clinical informaticist, Jacob’s areas of expertise include clinical workflow analysis, quality measurement, system usability design, analytics, and interoperability. His experiences include infusing evidence-based content and decision support into Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, EHR training and implementation, system design and measurement for regulatory compliance (Meaningful Use), bi-directional lab interface compendium mapping, patient engagement and education, and design of innovative tools to support clinicians in chronic care delivery and care management. 

In addition to Altarum, Jacob is an adjunct instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy. He teaches Bachelors of Science in Nursing completion and health information management students’ pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, and clinical informatics using hybrid online and in-person methods. Prior to Altarum, Jacob worked in electronic health record implementation and optimization at Trinity Health as a clinical transformation specialist and at Florida Hospital North Pinellas as a clinical informatics manager. Jacob has also worked as a clinical nurse in the perioperative setting at Duke University and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

Jacob holds a master’s of science in nursing informatics from Duke University in Durham, NC and a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.