University of Southern Indiana

Tara Hatfield

Tara Hatfield

Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions

Health Professions Center -

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 and a graduate degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern Indiana. She is certified as a Health IT Provider Consultant, a Patient Centered Medical Home coach, and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Her career began as a registered nurse working in critical care, oncology, and nursing management.

Tara currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Indiana Rural Health Association and is a member of the Indiana Hospital Association and Indiana Immunization Coalition. 

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