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Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) is a nonprofit outreach initiative for the healthcare industry. PHA is part of the Purdue University-based Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, which serves as a national nucleus for driving high-impact improvement in healthcare delivery by mobilizing the intellectual strengths of Purdue faculty and partners. Originally named the Purdue Healthcare Technical Assistance Program, PHA was created in 2005 by a partnership among RCHE, the Purdue University Technical Assistance Program, and the Indiana Hospital Association.

PHA consults, coaches and trains healthcare professionals in all capacities in both hospitals/health systems and physician practices. We work under multiple grant programs and offer three service lines: health IT security, Lean First process improvement, and quality reporting. We've worked with more than 150 hospitals; trained more than 3,000 healthcare and public health workers; partnered on projects with nearly 100 health departments, and assisted more than 3,000 physicians with EHR Meaningful Use compliance. Learn more about our no-cost programs and fee-based services as well as our history and former programs.

Mission & Vision

Mission ― To work with healthcare organizations to build their capacity for change.

History teaches that when you change how money is made, everything changes. Healthcare is in a transitional period as it shifts from making money by delivering service to making money by cost-effectively delivering improved health. Being successful in such an environment requires providers to quickly learn how to deliver evidence-based care in a team setting; target care by predictively managing populations of patients across the continuum; motivate lasting health-behavior change; understand and be transparent about the true cost of care; and achieve operational excellence.

As these changes unfold, we at PHA envision a healthcare system that prospers more from keeping people well and actively managing chronic conditions than by treating disease in high cost venues such as hospitals. We see a care system grounded in science, engineering and management that is able to deliver value optimized care and predict/avoid disease and the acute flare up of chronic conditions.

Vision We envision a healthcare system that supports people living the healthiest lives possible by emphasizing wellness and providing affordable quality care for all in need.


Strategy 1 ― Small is Big

To further Purdue’s mission of outreach and engagement, we focus our consulting services on small and under-resourced providers (SURP) who are underserved by other consultants.

Strategy 2 ― Applied Research

To build relationships with faculty, departments and centers across Purdue University (and, when relevant, our sister universities) to support research on the problems that keep us from realizing value-based care. In this way, we leverage academic ties to develop innovative services.


Randy Hountz






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