Praise for PHA

We are well regarded for our expertise in Lean Six Sigma and EHR Meaningful Use. In fact, an amazing 97% of our clients would highly recommend our services to their peers.

Testimonials

Meaningful Use Attestation

  • If you need help, partner with your local REC. The Purdue REC was invaluable to us. — Bambi McQuade-Jones, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CEO and Co-Founder, Boone County Community Clinic

  • Purdue’s workshop on Meaningful Use gave our team a clear understanding of where we are and where we need to be. The interactive presentation engaged our team to think critically about our systems and processes, and it helped us to see the benefit to both the provider and the patient. — Jo Ellen Eidam, COO, Adams Memorial Hospital

  • It seems like you guys know what you are doing.  Not used to that. — Douglas Morrell, MD (solo practice), Rushville, Ind.

  • There was no way we would've known what electronic health records vendors were out there or which ones to choose. The help from Purdue was invaluable. By working with I-HITEC [Purdue], we were able to minimize disruption to our physicians clinic as we began implementation of an electronic health records system. — Monika Rajmaira, M.D.,  Capabilities

  • The goals of Meaningful Use as proposed by CMS nicely mirror and will help enhance what is already our mission – to provide cost-effective, high-quality medical care to the underserved populations in our local neighborhoods. Purdue was instrumental in assisting us to navigate the complex task of applying for the Meaningful Use provider incentive program." — Richard Reifenberg, M.D., associate medical director for HealthNet Inc., which operates as Indiana’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center

  • My patients don’t have to call into the doctor’s office for lab results because we now have a secure, Web-based portal that gives patients access to their own clinical information - in detail and without unnecessary delays. Grab someone’s hand – like Purdue (I-HITEC) – and let them guide you through the process. — Michelle Haendiges, M.D., Haendiges & Associates, PC

Health IT/Security

  • Working with Purdue Healthcare Advisors helped to validate what Rush Memorial Hospital has done for years as a leader in rural healthcare informatics...mitigate network security risk. — Jim Boyer, CIO/VP Technology, Rush Memorial Hospital

  • We annually review our policies and practices as they relate to compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule to maintain a robust and solid security foundation. Using a third party to perform a risk assessment is an optimal business practice, because an independent security consultant has a fresh set of eyes to better evaluate the risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity or availability of electronic protected health information. — Bob Havens, Technical Specialist, Hancock Regional Hospital

PHA Academy/Public Training

  • PHA Academy Two-Day Training Seminar

    • "Good information; good ideas!"
    • "Excellent and knowledgeable. The presenter is passionate about his work."
    • "Great session and very useful information."
    • "I learned a lot!"
    • "The presenter was very engaging, informative and entertaining!"
    • “Good PCMH content provided in a simple format."
    • "Great presentation, want to go apply concepts, thanks!"
    • "Very original. Good tool for learning something rather painful."
    • "Didn't get to enjoy my snack because the engaging presenter really kept my attention."

Lean Healthcare

  • My experience with Lean Healthcare Black Belt training through PHA has helped me to be the "voice of reason" during times of high stress as a hospital administrator. We use Lean techniques in a variety of ways.  They have been increasingly useful in our quest to obtain full Meaningful Use of our IT system. We have also utilized Lean in the implementation of our new daVinci Robotic system to efficiently turn over the rooms. The Lean process breaks down a complicated job and shows us where we need to focus to get the most value not only for the facility, but also for our patients. — Dr. Theresa Herman, M.D., CMO, CQO, Dupont Hospital

  • The kinds of results that some of these Critical Access Hospital (CAH) teams were able to produce [with PHA guidance] tell us that Lean healthcare methodologies can be applied successfully throughout the healthcare industry. — Don Kelso, Executive Director, Indiana Rural Health Association

  • Participants in the [Purdue Healthcare Lean Healthcare Certification] program don’t just learn the principles; they identify how and when to apply them in healthcare processes and facilities to create a more efficient environment for healing. Today, more than 30 of BSA LifeStructures’ architects, planners, engineers, and interior designers have gone through the program alongside operational healthcare experts in the field. The program has equipped the firm with a meaningful knowledge on Lean, but it’s nowhere near the end of the journey. The real emphasis is on sharing these concepts and ideas through our designs and the way we communicate with clients. — Gary Vance, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP, BSA  Life Structures

Public and Population Health

  • Purdue Healthcare Advisors has been instrumental in helping public health professionals at the local and state level convene the necessary community stakeholders and collaboratively develop a collective knowledge of the barriers to public health in order to develop effective solutions. — Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County Health Commissioner

  • The initial interactions created a community that had not existed in Montgomery County prior to the Indiana Public Health Quality Improvement Program (PHSQIP) project. We began to understand that we were not alone in our singular effort and that we could work together. We also began to share information and ideas. I believe in the long run that may have been the greatest value. — William Doemel, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Wabash College, Montgomery County/Health System

  • During the assessment, we had the opportunity to sit down for lengthy discussions with 40 different agencies, some of which were not aware they were part of the public health system here. There were misconceptions about what makes up a public health system, and it’s not just the public health department. — Barry McNulty, Administrator, Hamilton County Health Department

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