The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network, a major project of the center, seeks to improve health outcomes, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and generate at least $1 billion in cost savings to payers. The network is successfully achieving better care, lower cost and improved outcomes. It is part of a national effort to work alongside healthcare professionals — from physicians and nurses to social workers and pharmacists — to improve the quality and reliability of care.
“Nadia is a leader with the ability to foster successful collaborations among traditionally disparate stakeholders — clinicians and hospital administrators — to benefit the patients they serve,” said Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, founding director of the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science and Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network and associate director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research. “This ability is key to quality improvement that patients need and deserve.”
Adams, a native of Fort Wayne and currently a resident of Boone County, received a Master of Health Administration degree from the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, and received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Indiana Healthcare Executives Network. A long-time activist for the disabled, she recently became a member of the board of directors of the ARC of Indiana.
“As the daughter of immigrants who needed help navigating the health care system with their special needs son, health care access and the delivery of the best care possible have been pressing concerns to me for as long as I can remember,” said Adams. “I am honored to receive IBJ’s Forty under 40 award and its acknowledgment that working with clinicians and administrators to improve health care matters.