Dr. Diana is an Associate Professor, Chair, and Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program Director in the Department of Global Health Management & Policy of Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He holds the Drs. W. C. Tsai and P. T. Kung Professorship in Health Systems Management, and is jointly appointed to the Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine. Dr. Diana received his Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) and PhD in Health Services Organizations & Research from Virginia Commonwealth University, and he received his MBA with a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management from Shenandoah University. Dr. Diana’s experience in health care dates back over 30 years.
Dr. Diana’s primary research interest is the relationship between health information systems and other organizational interventions and organizational outcomes, particularly patient safety and quality, but also financial and efficiency-related outcomes. Most of this work has been conducted in hospitals. More recently he has published articles on new care delivery models such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and on the decision by some states not to expand Medicaid under the ACA and its potential impact on hospital financial performance.