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Jose Nova, M.S.

Assistant Director of Data Management
Center for State Health Policy

jnova@ifh.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-4682

Jose Nova (M.S., Rutgers University) is an Assistant Director of Data Management at the Center for State Health Policy. His interests include data analytics, healthcare quality, and health systems performance and improvement. He currently provides data management, statistical analysis, documentation, and support for a number of ongoing projects, including creating an analytic data infrastructure for Medicaid claims and encounter data which is utilized in many projects in the Center’s portfolio. He has been a key collaborator on all projects that involve linkage of Medicaid data to other databases, including the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Housing Management Information System, and others. Jose has an extensive background in healthcare administrative data management, including building a database for comparative effectiveness research that bridges prehospital and hospital care using electronic patient care records for prehospital EMS transports in New Jersey. His other contributions include data aggregation and analysis of a number of state-wide health assessment surveys, hospital uniform billing data, New Jersey State Physician Census, New Jersey HMO Report Cards, as well as other general and technical support. Prior to joining CSHP, Jose was an assistant lab supervisor for Rutgers University Computing Services.