Telligen is a member of a newly named multidisciplinary consortium focused on quality improvement and cardiovascular disease research. Telligen’s work will focus on Illinois providers to implement population-based and performance improvement tools.


The consortium, known as Healthy Hearts in the Heartland, is led by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine which was awarded a $15 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The alliance partners will link 300 independent primary care practices in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, that use electronic health records with population-based quality improvement resources based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts® Initiative for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. The consortium will also conduct a research study to investigate quality improvement strategies for cardiovascular disease in primary care practice.


“Telligen is proud to be a member of this alliance that is going to improve the health and quality of life through integration of best cardiac health practices and health information technology,” said Pat Merryweather, Executive Director at Telligen.


About the Healthy Hearts in the Heartland Consortium

The consortium includes the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) and Northwestern University, Purdue Regional Extension Center (PurdueREC) and Purdue University, Illinois Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC) and Northern Illinois University, local and State Departments of Public Health, the American Medical Association, the Alliance of Chicago, University of Chicago, Telligen (Illinois’ Medicare Quality Improvement Organization), and Metastar (a Quality Improvement Organization and REC for Wisconsin).