MISSION: To work with healthcare organizations to build their capacity for change
PHA lean tools help a rural, Southern Indiana FQHC surpass CMS Healthy People 2020 goals for diabetes management
Woodlawn Hospital earns Exemplary Practice status for successful TCM implementation
Lean Daily Improvement helps improve chronic care management enrollment at multiple sites
Five Indiana Critical Access Hospitals demonstrate competency to receive top lean designation from Purdue
Multi-specialty healthcare provider establishes protocol to assess opioid prescriptions for older adult patients
Northeast Indiana primary care applies practice transformation tools to hit MIPS metrics
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. For more information, read about our history and former programs, and view our current grant work and service lines.
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.
Quality Payment Program Resource Center(QPP-RC) ― Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) provides approximately 2,900 Indiana clinicians with remote services ― including educational webinars, a help desk, and a resource library ― as part of our partnership in the QPP-RC program. We support MIPS-eligible clinicians as they seek to improve Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) metrics.
Indiana Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program ― PHA provides remote and on-site services ― including direct technical assistance, an annual security risk assessment as well as other health IT-optimizing services ― to up to 175 Indiana-based, ambulatory organizations that are eligible to participate in the program due to the number of Medicaid encounters they bill.
Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative ― PHA works with Indiana critical access hospitals, rural hospitals, and behavioral health organizations to build internal capacity for improvement management by training their staff to effectively deploy improvement events, analyze value streams, and solve more complex challenges.
Small-Care Neighborhood ― Opioids Response ― PHA works to improve the quality and cost of care for Indiana Medicaid by helping two communities ― Lafayette and Fort Wayne ― to respond in a strategic, community-focused way to the opioids epidemic. We provide these "neighborhoods" with community-building strategy, technical assistance expertise, and process improvement training and coaching.
Small Care Neighborhood ― Long Term Care ― PHA works to improve the quality and cost of care for Indiana Medicaid by helping two communities to improve care transitions, medication management, and processes surrounding long term care. We provide these "neighborhoods" with community-building strategy, technical assistance expertise, and process improvement training and coaching.
Empowered Communities ―PHA is working strategically with an Indiana community to reduce prescription opioid use and increase patient access to addiction treatment and recovery services.