GLPTN Indiana Clinical Lead and GLPTN Network Clinical Lead
Tara Hatfield, RN, BSN, MHA, is the Indiana Clinical Lead and the Network Clinical Lead 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 a managing advisor of quality reporting at Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA), Tara guided providers toward attainment of EHR Meaningful Use standards.
Prior to joining the PHA team in May of 2014, 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.
Tara earned a Baccalaureate of Nursing from Indiana University in 2004 and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Southern Indiana in 2017. She is certified as a Health IT Provider Consultant through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Her nursing experience includes more than eight years of clinical experience in critical care, oncology, and nursing management. She also has completed courses in the areas of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Coaching and Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare. Tara has a specific interest in rural healthcare issues and is a current member of the Executive Board for the Indiana Rural Health Association.