Aparna Nandula Named Director HIT & Strategic Data At Delta Health Alliance
Dr. Karen Matthews, President & CEO of Delta Health Alliance, has announced that Aparna Nandula will be the Director of HIT & Strategic Data for the organization.
Nandula has been with Delta Health Alliance for three years in various capacities including Reporting Analyst, Project Director and HIT Director overseeing operations for the Electronic Health Records (EHR) division. She holds a Masters degree in Geo-Physics from Andhra University in India and pursued a Masters degree in Computer Science at North Dakota State University. In addition to continuing her management of Health Information Technology division, which houses the EHR efforts, Nandula will now manage the team of researchers and data analysts who study effectiveness and outcomes of Delta Health Alliance’s various programs. She will continue to be based in the Stoneville office.
“Aparna has shown strong leadership skills and a good work ethic,” said Dr. Matthews. “All our health and education programs are measured through data and outcomes, so that we know what’s working or what is not working. Aparna understands the importance of providing accurate and credible data so that we can be good stewards of the funds that have been entrusted to us and make informed decisions going forward.”
Delta Health Alliance has overseen over $225 million in research and service grants from the U.S. Departments of Education, Agriculture and Justice, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA), the Office of the National Coordinator, and numerous foundations and state contract awards. Our programs have successfully accomplished milestones such as development and maintenance of an interconnected and regional electronic health record system, clinic-based programs, care transitions programs to coordinate inpatient and outpatient care, delivery of literacy programs, maternal and infant wellness programs, pregnancy prevention programs, early childhood programs, and health and wellness services. Delta Health Alliance has also successfully completed a recipient capability audit from the Department of Health and Human Services with no significant findings and has a policies and procedures manual that is used as the “gold standard” for rural non-profits, according to our Program Officer at the Office of Rural Health. To learn more about Delta Health Alliance, go to www.deltahealthalliance.orgor follow DHA on social media.