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Michael J. Nowak Curriculum Vitae Educational Background 2013 The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Master of Science in Medical Informatics. Century University, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ph.D. in Health Care Administration: emphasis in Health Services Research.

2003

1985 - 1987: Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate course work in MIS and MIDS, Management Information System Development. 1981 - 1982: The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. Doctoral study in Industrial and Organizational Analysis and Statistics. 1980 1978 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. Master of Arts Degree. Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Work Experience 2012 Adjunct Faculty Appointment, Department of Mathematics Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. 2010 - Present: Regional Data Manager and Regional Trauma Registrar, Northern Ohio Trauma System, Cleveland, Ohio. I am Responsible for data collection, analysis and dissemination of all trauma data from Northern Ohio Trauma System Hospitals. The system includes MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals. 2001- Present: President, Nowak Healthcare Consulting LLC. Parma, Ohio. Provide expertise in data and statistical analysis, to hospitals, insurance companies and law enforcement including the FBI, DEA and OIG. I conduct training on statistical sampling and testify as an expert witness. Clients include: AdvanceMed, Columbus, Ohio. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, Miami Division, Miami Florida.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Cleveland, Ohio. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Lima, Ohio. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Louisville, Kentucky. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Omaha, Nebraska. Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio. Nationwide Health Plans, Columbus, Ohio. Nationwide Medicare, Columbus, Ohio. Office of the Ohio Inspector General Office of the U.S Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Cleveland, Ohio. Office of the U.S Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Columbus, Ohio. Office of the U.S Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Louisville, Kentucky. Office of the U.S Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Office of the U.S Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice Nashville, Tennessee. Office of the U.S Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice Toledo, Ohio. Office of the U.S Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Wichita, Kansas. Palmetto GBA Medicare OH/WV, Columbus, Ohio.

1999 - 2001: Biostatistician, Payment Error Prevention Program (PEPP), Ohio KePRO, Peer Review Organization, Seven Hills, Ohio. At Ohio KePRO I supervised a staff of data analysts. We used advanced statistics, data mining techniques (Clementine) and developed new technologies to examine millions of Medicare claims. Once we identified patterns of error, we developed intervention strategies based on TQI to target suspected areas in order to prevent future errors from occurring 1999 Healthcare & Information Technology, Center for Business Knowledge, Ernst & Young, Cleveland, Ohio. At Ernst & Young I worked on healthcare management, data and information technology related issues. These projects included profiling, competitive intelligence and e-security analysis. 1998 Manager, Strategic Intelligence, Market Research and Planning, The Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, Ohio As Manager of Strategic Intelligence I was responsible for competitive intelligence strategic initiatives in support of the world renowned 20,000 employee health system. Utilizing various resources I published the daily

Healthcare Intelligence Briefing and the weekly Healthcare Intelligence Report for key system personnel. I conducted primary and secondary research to identify strategic opportunities for the health system. I worked closely with hospital executives from all areas of the hospitals up to and including CEOs and hospital boards. This position included heavy use of the Internet and computerized information sources. In order to track competitive information for later retrieval and dissemination I developed special databases and archival systems. In addition, I was responsible for market research and analysis. 1997- 1998 Marketing Analyst, Meridia Research and Planning, The Cleveland Clinic Health System, Mayfield Village, Ohio. Responsibilities included planning, research, and analysis in support of patient satisfaction and hospital service lines. Major activities include service line evaluation, inpatient, outpatient and surgical volume statistics, patient satisfaction analysis and physician tracking. Additional activities included facilities planning, departmental budget analysis, computer support and general requests for information in support of planning. Service line responsibilities included ENT, Home Health, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and the Meridia HMO. As part of this position I was a member of the SQL group which had oversight on computer users throughout the system. 1995 - 1996 Research Coordinator, Meridia Home Care Services, The Cleveland Clinic Health System, Mayfield Village, Ohio. Responsibilities in this position included the coordination of the clinical research and development functions for Meridia Home Care. These functions included project management, research design and analysis, sampling, program development and market research. These functions were in support of the development, implementation and evaluation of new and existing service lines. Accomplishing these tasks required using a number of computer resources and tools such as OASIS, HAMMs, HBO, SQL, SPSSPC, spreadsheets, database, word processing and the Internet. Additional responsibilities included outcome measurement, presentation development and grant writing. As part of this position I developed a protocol for the implementation of an Institutional Review Board. 1993 - 1995 Clinical Trial Operations Coordinator (National), CHIME study, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neonatology and Pediatrics, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Major responsibilities included the management of a national funded research study, which involved clinical quality assurance, computer and technical support for the collection, interpretation and computer storage of several million bytes of biophysical data.. This position required working closely with physicians

and health care staff at leading hospitals and universities throughout the country. Additional responsibilities involved protocol development, statistical sampling, documentation, problem solving and project management. 1991 - 1993 Guest Lecturer, Statistics and Computer Applications (SPSSPC), Math Department, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio. As a Lecturer at the college, I taught students in healthcare how to select the proper statistics, use the statistical software SPSSPC to analyze data, and how to interpret the results. 1991 - 1993 Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio. In this position I was responsible for both educational and institutional research. As part of this position I developed and implemented a strategic plan for the computerization of the college. This plan included needs assessments, purchase of hardware and software, training, documentation and hands on implementation. I was also responsible for planning; grant writing and the collection and analysis of college information, student satisfaction and market research. 1991 - 1991 Senior Health Care Analyst, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cleveland, Ohio. In this position I functioned as a key interface between corporate MIS (management information systems) and Marketing. I produced special key health care utilization reports for major clients based on statistical sampling and conducted special projects. In addition, I was involved in the Computer Operations Task Force and the Marketing Team for large potential customers. 1990 - 1991 President, Michael J. Nowak & Associates, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. I conducted consultation in relation to charitable giving, securities, life and health insurance. In addition, I did consultation on computer applications at R.L. Stevens and Associates and BP America. 1989 - 1990 Research Associate, Office of Institutional Research, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. Responsibilities included the collection, analysis and reporting of student and faculty data to the Ohio Board of Regents. This position required working close with faculty and the manipulation of large data sets using SAS, SAS Access and SQL. 1987 - 1989 President, Michael J. Nowak & Associates, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. I conducted consultation in relation to charitable giving, securities, life and health insurance.

1985 - 1987 Planning Analyst, Institutional planning, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. In this position I was involved in project management, financial and facilities planning. As part of this position I developed computer applications and reports that enhanced the reporting capabilities of the deans office. An important component of this position required working closely with physicians and department chairmen both hospital and university. I was responsible for important space utilization and financial reports and produced special graphical reports in support of the dean and the board of trustees. 1982 - 1985 Project Manager and Data Analyst, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. As project manager, I was responsible for the overall functioning of a large multifunded research project. These responsibilities included database design, research design, statistical sampling, analysis, reporting, budget, grant management and grant writing. This position required working closely with a number physicians and clinical staff. I interfaced closely with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that all human subject requirements were met. As part of this study I designed a data tracking system to collect and maintain a large multi-faceted data set. 1979 - 1982 Research Coordination, analysis and health care consultation to various facilities, i.e., St. Alexis Hospital, BP America, Euclid Clinic Foundation, East Center for Community Mental Health, Goodwill Industries, Cleveland State University and the University of Akron. Research and Publications Bitonte, D., Curry, P., Butler, P., Nowak, M., Jean-Baptiste, R., & Feigenbaum, R., The Payment Error Prevention Program (PEPP): Reducing Medicare Payment Errors in Prospective Payment System Hospitals, Topics in Health Information Management, 2001. Bruss, E., Kutina, K. And Nowak, M. A Decision Support System for Research Space Allocation. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Kansas City, May 1987. Carmody, M., Claridge, J., Nowak, M., Como, J. & Steinmetz, M. Adjacent level soft tissue injury associated with traumatic cervical spine fractures as identified on MR imaging. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Miami, FL., 2012.

Deutch, Z., Steinmetz, M., Carmody, M., Nowak, M. & Nagel, S. Predicting Continued Neurologic Care at Follow-up in patients with Radiographic Evidence of Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster session presented at the MetroHealth Research day Cleveland, OH., May, 2012. Drotar, D., Malone, C.A., Finlon, M., Nowak, M., El-Amin, D., & Eckerle, D. Early Outcome in Failure to Thrive. In Drotar, D., Ed. New Directions in Failure to Thrive: Research and Clinical Practice, Plenum Press, N.Y., 1985. Drotar, D., Malone, C.A., & Nowak, M. Early outcome in failure to thrive: correlates of Security of attachment. Presentation to the Society for Research in Child Development. Toronto, Canada, April, 1985. Drotar, D., Nowak, M. & Malone, C.A., Eckerle, D. & Negray, J. Early psychological outcome in failure to thrive: Predictions from an interactional model. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 14, 1985, 105-111. Grilly, D., Genovese, R. And Nowak, M. Effects of Morphine, d-Amphetamine, and Pentobarbital on shock discrimination in rats. Psychopharmacology, 70, 1981, 212-217. Grilly, D., Nowak, M., Walsh, P. & Dugovics, J. Morphine Dependence on Rats assessed in a Shock Discrimination Task. Psychopharmacology, 74, 1981, 250-255. Iacono, I., Hawthorn, B., Bates, C. & Nowak, M., Pre-hospital Transfusion and Serum Lactate Levels in Trauma Patients. Paper presented at the Association of Air Medical Services, Seattle, WA., October, 2012. Kelly, K., Banerjee, A., Nowak, M., Wilczewski, P., Allen, D & Claridge, J. A Revised Pre-Hospital Trauma Triage Protocol: Saving Patients and Resources. Paper presented at The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Scottsdale, AZ., January, 2013. Mejia, M., Nemunaitis, G., Nowak, M., Claridge, J. & Roach, M. Merging of Trauma and Rehabilitation Registries to further define Long-Term Outcomes for Traumatic SCI. Paper presented at The 2012 Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Las Vegas, NV, September, 2012. Nowak, M. A Model to Detect Potential Payment Error. Dissertation. Century University, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003. Nowak, M. A comparison of Clementine and SAS for data mining in the identification of health care fraud. CMS: SDPS Newsletter, 2001. Nowak, M. Contributing Author: Payment Error Prevention Newsletter, Monthly

publication. Nowak, M., Editor, Health Care Intelligence Daily Report: Internet publication. Nowak, M., Editor, Health Care Intelligence Weekly Report: Internet publication. Nowak, M. Pulmonary Services: Analysis of re-hospitalization, Paper presentation. Nowak, M. The 16 Personality Factor Inventory in the Prediction of Job Success in Engineers. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1980. Nowak, M. & White. P. Using the MMPI Subscales in the Discrimination of Organic and Functional Back Pain Patients. Unpublished work, 1981. Schuerger, J., Feo, A. & Nowak, M. Personality Matches Across Media in a Large High School Sample. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50, 1981. Schneider, K., Martinez, A, Nowak, M., Como, J. & Claridge, J. Changing Trends in Maxillofacial Fractures: A repeat study 20 years later. Poster session presented at the American College of Surgeons 2012 Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL., October, 2012. Committees MetroHealth Medical Center
ICD-10 Leadership Team ICD-10 Super User Team

Northern Ohio Trauma System EMS Committee Injury Prevention Committee Operations Committee Performance Improvement/Quality Management Committee Protocol Committee Research Committee Symposium Committee Ohio Board of EMS Pre-hospital Care Research and Grants Committee Resource Management Committee Trauma Registry Advisory Committee Grants Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services EMS Board Research Grant entitled Trauma Bands: The Link between EMS and Trauma Repositories. Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services EMS Board Research Grant entitled Right Patient, Right Place, Right Time: Prospective Validation of a Revised EMS Triage Protocol.

Presentations Brown Bag series: John Carroll University Brown Bag series: Cleveland State University Conducted numerous training workshops and seminars on statistical sampling. Seminars include: Statistical sampling training Advancemed. Statistical sampling training Nationwide Insurance. Invited speaker: Tri-State Law Enforcement meeting. Columbus, Ohio Conducted seminar: Practical Guide to Sampling, Ashland College Selected Seminars & Workshops Attended CREC Certified: Human Subjects training Epic Training Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Injury Scaling Course Clinical Data Management, Inc. Trauma Registry Training Conference National Institutes of Health: Office of Extramural Research FCOI Online Tutorial Changing Shape of Healthcare, A Meridia Health System Seminar Medical Management Seminar COMMITTING TO REFORM: Nations Best Practices Medical Leadership Council: How to succeed in a Managed Care Environment, Cycles of Prosperity and Economic Change: Continuing Medical Education Medical Management Seminar New Economics of Practice Medicare Risk Contracting: How it Works and Its Implications Management Practices for Promoting Cost-Effective Care Future Revenues: Sustainable Growth Strategies for American Health Systems, Health Care Advisory Board Cycles of Prosperity and Economic Chang: Medical Leadership Council Basic Grant writing for Aging Service Providers, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Intermediate Grant writing for Aging Service Providers, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Advanced Grant writing for Aging Service Providers, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Grant makers forum at the Foundation Center Manager/Supervisor Diversity Training from a Legal Perspective Ohio KePRO Management Development Series Marketing Workshops & Retreats: Ursuline College Nursing Malpractice Nursing Ethics & The Law Non Profits and the Internet, CAMLS Introduction to MapInfo SPSS: Introduction to Clementine SPSS: Clementine for Healthcare Advanced SQL (Cleveland State University)

SQL Workshop Meridia Health System Numerous other seminars on hospital information systems including and PC applications such as Access and Excel

Community Service Activities Past and Present Treasurer, Committee Member and Assistant Cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America YMCA Indian Princess Program Coach, youth Baseball, Softball and Basketball President, Sports Boosters General Chairman, Community Carnival Special Recognition Federal Bureau of Investigation: Personal letter by FBI Director, Robert S. Mueller for statistical sampling and expert testimony in the Dr. Jorge Martinez case. This case resulted in a landmark verdict. Special recognition from The Ohio House of Representatives. The citation reads Thus, with great pride and satisfaction, we honor you for your heroism and salute you as an outstanding Ohio citizen. Citizen Commendation - Parma Police Department Outstanding Citizen Award - Parma Law Director Proclamation Office of the Mayor Certificate of Honor for Commitment to Justice Parma City Council