Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3)


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H3Healthy 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. 

EvidenceNOW Participating Practice BadgeH3 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.  

PHA Goes Red for Women

PHA goes red to support heart health for women.

For more information, view this informational video (3:52 minutes).

Related Links: 

$15 million grant to aid cardiovascular health (Northwestern University) 

EvidenceNOW Initiative: HHS Awards $112 Million To Help 5,000 Primary Care Professionals Advance Heart Health (AHRQ) 

Purdue University to help Indiana providers improve cardiovascular health (PHA) 

Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Initiative Announced (CMS)

ISMA Reports: Improve patients' heart health

Healthy Hearts in the Heartland Partner's Logos

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
Northwestern University
Center for Health Information Partnerships
Phone 312-503-2986


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