H3 works with small practices on quality improvement strategies for cardiovascular care.

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H3 Technology Tools

The popHealth software is a clinical quality measure reporting tool developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to support providers and EHR vendors in achieving and reporting Meaningful Use of health IT. The H3 program will use the PopHealth tool in three ways:

  • Creating Targeted Support. The tool will create aggregate reports that facilitators will use to provide you targeted coaching to better address your patients’ needs when they come for a visit. We can also use the data to help determine other types of offerings, such as webinars, that address issues that many of the partici pating practices are facing.
  • Extracting Data. The software gives us an easy way to extract your data for the research portions of the program. Without popHealth, the study could require laborious chart reviews and time spent by your staff and our researchers to analyze your practice’s performance on these cardiovascular measures. popHealth makes the process much faster and safer.
  • Engaging in Population Health Management. For half of the providers in the study, they will also be using the popHealth software to apply a system-based approach to care management. This means they can look at dashboards and reports to make decisions about strategies to best address the needs of their population of patients with cardiovascular conditions.


HealtheRx is a new kind of health and wellness “prescription.” The software matches health information from a patient’s electronic medical record with a list of places and programs that meet the patient’s health needs and are near his or her home. The recommendations are printed automatically at the end of a health care visit and are also available online. The system is a secure, HIPAA-protected technology that protects patients’ privacy.

For the practices in our study randomized to implement population health management strategies, HealtheRx will be installed to provide connections to community resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.

H3 is partnering with major pharmacies to make sure that up-to-date resources and programs can be subscribed throughout SE Wisconsin, NE Illinois and Northern Indiana.

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Read more about how CommunityRX connects clinics to communities.

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