Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3)
Enrollment Status: Full/Closed
Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3) is a research program focused on quality improvement and the prevention of strokes and heart attacks.
Led by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the H3 consortium of universities and healthcare-industry partners aims to help providers in three states to use population-based tools and implement performance-measurement software in order to improve the overall health of their patient population. As an H3 partner, Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) will help practices utilize more of their EHR functionality, such as clinical decision support rules.
H3 provides participating practices with direct assistance that focuses on six targeted specific heart-health measures that are required by the EvidenceNOW project and aligned with the Million Hearts initiative. These measures also fall within the scope of clinical quality measures associated with Meaningful Use (MU) and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
The study provides training that earns participants credit toward Part IV of their MOC from the American Board of Family Medicine.
For more information, view this informational video (3:52 minutes).
$15 million grant to aid cardiovascular health (Northwestern University)
H3 is funded by a $15 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which was awarded to Northwestern and includes seven collaborative members.
Principal Investigator: Abel Kho, MD
IRB# STU00201720, AHRQ# HS 023921-01
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