PHA Director and GLPTN Indiana Program Director
In addition to serving as director of Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), Randy Hountz, MBA, serves as Indiana Director for the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN), a 32-partner consortium dedicated to guiding 11,500 Midwest-based providers toward value-based care.
As the outreach arm of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) at Purdue University, PHA is dedicated to assisting small providers with limited resources as well as supporting research on the problems that keep providers from realizing value-based care. Randy directs PHA's three consulting and training service lines (Process Improvement; Quality Reporting; and Health IT Security); and oversees several grants in addition to the GLPTN (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.
Randy's insight into EHR-related healthcare challenges can be found in numerous national publications, including Modern Healthcare, Reuters, EHR Intelligence, Health Data Management, Becker's Hospital Review, Electronic Health Reporter, Fierce Healthcare, the American Journal of Managed Care, Politico, and HealthCanal, to name a few.
Randy earned his Master of Science in management, and Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, from Purdue in 1999 and 1994, respectively.