Randy Hountz to Lead Purdue Healthcare AdvisorsFriday, September 26, 2014
The Purdue University Technical Assistance Program (TAP) announced the promotion of Randy Hountz to lead TAP’s healthcare-industry division, Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA).
Hountz was promoted from principal advisor to director, effective immediately. As director, Hountz will oversee PHA’s programs and services, including its performance improvement offerings (Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare, process mapping, facility simulation); technology adoption assistance (electronic health records, health information security, and flow simulation); consulting and project facilitation (facility planning, patient flow, emergency department performance, revenue cycle, and quality); and training/continuing education.
“Professional and research collaborations among Purdue faculty, graduate students, state and national healthcare associations, and hospital systems are empowering healthcare providers in Indiana and across the country to more efficiently provide better patient care,” said TAP Director David R. McKinnis, Ph.D. “Randy knows how to leverage these connections to bring the latest and best strategies for performance improvement to our clients.”
Hountz has worked for TAP since 2006, managing various products and programs including the Purdue Regional Extension Center’s $14M federally funded effort to bring more than 2,300 Indiana physicians and nurse practitioners into compliance with standards for electronic health records (EHRs) systems. Over the last four years, a 30-person PurdueREC team led by Hountz secured an estimated $100 million in federal incentives for Indiana healthcare providers as their practices and hospitals adopted EHRs and met federal Meaningful Use objectives.
Hountz earned his Master of Science in management, and Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, from Purdue in 1999 and 1994, respectively.
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