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

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Lessons Learned

Throughout the 3-year research project, including 18 months of engagement per practice, H3 has learned a lot about what is helpful and what isn’t when it comes to improving heart health in the small-practice setting.

Please browse the items below and learn what H3 has discovered. We wholeheartedly thank the 226 small practices that participated in the project!

Pauline Kenly explains her poster to an AMIA attendee.


  1. Pauline Kenly, Luke Rasmussen, Andrew Schriever, Faraz Ahmad, Kathryn Jackson, Richard Chagnon, Theresa Walunas, Abel Kho. (2017 November). Challenges impacting data collection from Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems in Small and Medium sized practices in the MidwestAMIA 2017 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC.
  2. Megan McHugh, Tiffany Brown, David T. Liss, Stephen D. Persell, Theresa L. Walunas. (December 2017). Contrasting Perspectives of Practice Leaders and Practice Facilitators in a Quality Improvement Project. Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.
  3. Luke Rasmussen, Andrew Schriever, Pauline Kenly, Dejan Jovanov, Stephen Persell, Theresa Walunas, Abel Kho. (2017 November).Use of the popHealth Open-Source Quality Measure Engine to Support Cardiovascular Care at Small- and Medium-Sized PracticesAMIA 2017 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC.


Members of the H3 consortium have developed resources to help practice facilitators, as well as those working in small practices.

  1. E-learning module | Effectively Engaging Your Practice, MetaStar. 2018.

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