A Message to the CHITREC Community Regarding Our COVID-19 Actions

Healthy Hearts in the Heartland

Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3) is a federally funded research program working with small practice clinics in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana to implement and evaluate quality improvement strategies for cardiovascular care. H3 seeks to identify the best practices, tools and supports needed for small clinic settings to improve the heart health of their patients. This type of work is becoming common in large health systems; small clinics have the opportunity to pioneer how this quality improvement work can be done effectively here in the Midwest.

H3 may help practices:

  • Strengthen prevention for heart disease and stroke by focusing on the ABCS – Aspirin, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management and Smoking cessation
  • Build or enhance infrastructure to report and use quality data for improving care
  • Generate new opportunities for providers to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and maintain board certifications
  • Prepare to take advantage of fee-for-service reimbursement opportunities and quality-based incentive programs
  • Prepare for our healthcare system’s rapid shift toward value-based reimbursement.

Learn more about H3

Collaborators: Alliance of Chicago, American Medical, Illinois Health IT Regional Extension Center/Northern Illinois University, Illinois Department of Public Health (Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics), MetaStar, NowPow, Park Street Solutions, Purdue Healthcare Advisors/Purdue University, Telligen, University of Chicago South Side Health and Vitality Studies

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