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Clinician's Perspective

Clinician's Perspective

As a family physician I have not one but two jobs these days: take great care of my patients and continually improve my practice. I look forward to working with the practice improvement facilitators in the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network to help me do both of these jobs better. An extra pair of skilled hands will be a welcome addition to our improvement team.John Hickner, MD, MSc Professor and Head, Family Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago


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State Operations – Indiana

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Randy HountzRandy Hountz, MBA
GLPTN Indiana Director
At Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), the outreach arm of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) at Purdue University, Randy serves as director and oversees three consulting and training service lines (Process Improvement; Quality Reporting; and Health IT Security); and several grants (CMS/FSSA-funded Meaningful Use Assistance; and Healthy Hearts in the Heartland/H3). From 2010-2014, Randy led a 30-person team at the PHA-managed Purdue Regional Extension Center (PurdueREC), which operated under a $14 million federal award “to assist the Indiana healthcare community in realizing the promise of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) by facilitating EHR adoption and use.” The PurdueREC assisted more than 3,000 clinicians and 50 hospitals, and secured an estimated $170 million in federal incentives for Indiana healthcare providers as their practices and hospitals adopted EHRs and met federal Meaningful Use objectives.

Allison Bryan-JungelsAllison Bryan-Jungels, M.S., C.H.E.S.
GLPTN Indiana Program Manager
GLPTN Network Quality Improvement Lead

At Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), Allison serves as Senior Advisor for Business/Client Development. She has spent more than 10 years in the healthcare sector working both in hospital facilities and the insurance industry. She joined Purdue University in 2008 as project manager for a grant-funded project to contain healthcare costs and then transitioned to the PHA-managed Purdue Regional Extension Center in May 2010 to support providers in the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and the attainment of EHR Meaningful Use.

Tara HatfieldTara Hatfield, R.N., B.S.N., C.H.T.S.-C.P., C.P.H.P.A.
Indiana Clinical Lead and the Network Clinical Lead
At Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), Tara serves as Managing Advisor for Quality Reporting, and has guided providers since May of 2014 toward attainment of EHR Meaningful Use standards. Prior to joining PHA, Tara worked in a variety of work-flow redesign and quality improvement roles with Indiana’s Quality Improvement Organization and another Midwest-based HITECH Regional Extension Center. She assisted in the Meaningful Use attestation and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) submission for more than 100 healthcare providers.