Purdue Healthcare Technical Assistance Program changes name; becomes Purdue Healthcare Advisors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A seven-year-old Purdue University outreach program focused on health-care quality, efficiency and safety is changing its name to better reflect its mission and services. The Purdue University Healthcare Technical Assistance Program will be known as Purdue Healthcare Advisors, effective July 20. 

Purdue Healthcare Advisors is a division of the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP), which has provided successful outreach to business and industry for the past quarter century. TAP consults with hundreds of companies each year on a wide array of technology adoption and management issues.

"Over the last 25 years, our team at TAP has recognized great strides in the business sector as we partnered with companies to rethink technology and processes so they can position themselves for success," said David McKinnis, TAP director and assistant vice president for Purdue's Office of Engagement. "The health-care industry is now in a period of dynamic growth and change, and Purdue Healthcare Advisors is well positioned to support this transformation of our country's health-care systems."

In 2005, TAP began serving the health-care sector, with a seed grant from the Indiana Hospital Association.

"By partnering with and advising our clientele on the latest strategies and competencies to deliver care safely and efficiently, we are helping to transform the health-care industry for the better," said Mary Anne Sloan, director of Purdue Healthcare Advisors. "Our new name and our new tagline - 'Transforming health care through innovative solutions' - more accurately reflects what we do. Our new identity now is inclusive of every product/service we provide, and it will enhance opportunities for future growth on a statewide, national and global level."

Since its inception, Purdue Healthcare Advisors has recognized considerable growth, expanding from one employee to approximately 40, working with more than 90 hospitals, training more than 3,000 health-care and public health workers, partnering on projects with nearly 100 health departments within and outside Indiana, and assisting more than 2,300 health-care providers as they strive for Meaningful Use compliance of electronic health records (EHR). Purdue Healthcare Advisors will expand its Lean healthcare, EHR and public/population health services by offering a comprehensive approach to hospitals, health systems and providers with the aim of transforming the way health care is delivered.

About Purdue Healthcare Advisors
Purdue Healthcare Advisors is a not-for-profit, health-care consulting resource that combines clinical and technological expertise with the global resources and the expertise of Purdue University to improve care, manage margins and facilitate compliance. The program is focused primarily on guiding clients in their efforts to gain health care-related competencies - from improving patient care, securing accreditation or meeting government regulations to increasing practice margins through improvements to productivity, safety and efficiency.

Contact:  Jeanine Phipps, Communications & Marketing Manager, Purdue Healthcare Advisors, 765-337-7047, jeanine@purdue.edu