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what we do

Telligen helps millions of people live their healthiest lives by improving health outcomes nationwide through proven health solutions and healthcare expertise. For more than 50 years, Telligen solutions have been delivering true results for health plan sponsors and federal and state programs.

Do you deliver better health? Or pay for health benefits? No matter your role, Telligen can help you improve quality and lower costs by combining our deep clinical and technical expertise to solve your population health challenges. We are passionate about turning data into knowledge and knowledge into actions that improve health outcomes for everyone, wherever they are on the spectrum of health”

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our values





our mission

Telligen is on a mission to transform lives and economies. Our employee-owners are committed to finding innovative solutions to make a difference in the lives of people and in the world of healthcare.

our history


Company founded as Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (IFMC) by Dr. John Sunderbruch


IFMC selected as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in Iowa


ENCOMPASS Health Management Systems, for-profit subsidiary established to offer care management to commercial payers


IFMC’s Medicare QIO work expands to Illinois and IFMC-IL, LLC, subsidiary is established


IFMC, IFMC-IL and ENCOMPASS, combined under one powerful name: Telligen


Created and launched a new 100% employee-owned company – Telligen


Acquired assets from the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care to add federal contracts and expand data analytics, GIS mapping and care coordination capabilities.


Acquired Total Well-Being, an engagement and well-being company to expand wellness and at-risk health solutions

our leadership

Jeff Chungath

Jeff Chungath


Brian Barry

Brian Barry

Vice President, Enterprise Solutions

Jennifer Brotherson

Jennifer Brotherson

Vice President, Federal Health Solutions

Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen

Vice President, State Health Solutions

Bruce Grotenhuis

Bruce Grotenhuis

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Rhea Ann Frost-Clewell

Rhea Ann Frost-Clewell

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Chad Piper

Chad Piper

Vice President, Health Plan Services

board of directors

Bruce P. Beddow, JD.
Executive Vice President and CFO (retired),
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.

Jeff Chungath
CEO, Telligen

Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP
President, Strategic Institute

Denise Levis Hewson, BSN, RN, MSPH
Executive Vice President of Care Management and Provider Services Community Care of North Carolina

Dirk G. Schroeder, SCD, MPH
President, Updraft Health Innovation Advisors

Kenneth D. Wells, MD, MBA, MPH
President, ALKEN Health Resources

telligen community initiative

Telligen Community Initiative exists to provide philanthropic support to innovative health and community-based projects throughout Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Oklahoma. Please visit www.telligenci.org to learn more about its work and how to make a funding request for its upcoming grant program.

Telligen Community Initiative has a commitment to the health of our communities and believes that every person deserves access to health education and services, especially the most vulnerable. Through a grant application process, they finance programs and nonprofits that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering innovation. Telligen Community Initiative supports organizations that are investing in our neighbors and friends and ultimately that help us all live healthier lives.