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Jose Nova, M.S.

Associate Director of Data & Analytics
Center for State Health Policy

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

Jose Nova (M.S., Rutgers University) is an Associate Director of Data & Analytics at the Center for State Health Policy. His focus areas include data analytics, healthcare quality, and health systems performance and improvement. He currently leads the data analytics team providing data management, statistical analysis, and support for several 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. Mr. Nova is leading the data management and integration efforts of the NJ Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project which will make data available to inform population health research and improve the efficiency of state government programs. He has been a key collaborator on all projects that involve the linkage of Medicaid data to other databases, including the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Housing Management Information System, and others. Mr. Nova 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. Other contributions include analyses of state-wide health assessment surveys, hospital uniform billing data, New Jersey State Physician Census, and the New Jersey HMO Report Cards. Prior to joining the Center, Nova was an assistant lab supervisor for Rutgers University Computing Services.