About Us

We transform lives and economies by improving health.

Who We Are

Do you deliver healthcare? Or pay for healthcare? No matter your role, Telligen can help you improve quality and lower costs by combining our deep clinical and technical expertise to solve your healthcare challenges. We are passionate about turning raw data into knowledge and knowledge into action. It’s what we call “Healthcare Intelligence.”




We help a diverse set of clients across the country solve their healthcare challenges. Telligen is headquartered in Iowa with offices in Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma.


We are fortunate to be led by a visionary team of experts, who together, bring the experience and leadership savvy needed to deliver comprehensive population health management solutions. Our leaders focus us on a bold vision – to make healthcare in the United States sustainable again through a combination of unparalleled clinical and HIT solutions.


Jeff Chungath

Jeff Chungath brings more than 20 years of biomedical, HIT and general management experience in healthcare, consumer goods and telecommunications. At Telligen, he led the design and deployment of several nationwide health information technology solutions. Jeff has an unparalleled perspective on leveraging health information technology and behavior change for transformational population health management. Jeff has been instrumental in driving and supporting solutions that get results for our clients.


Teresa Titus-Howard
Vice President, Federal Solutions

Teresa Titus-Howard brings a powerhouse of more than 25 years of diverse healthcare and management experience to Telligen. She has proven experience and success in the six pillars of healthcare – policy, performance measurement, provider settings, payer organizations, public-private partnerships and patient-centered care.

As the Vice President of Federal Health Solutions, she oversees Telligen’s federal health contracts, and is actively involved in strategic planning, account management, operations and solution development to exceed customer expectations. She leads Telligen’s learning, diffusion and innovation work and draws from her prior experience with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services where she co-founded the Learning and Diffusion Group for CMMI and oversaw the development of ground-breaking CMMI models.

Teresa holds a doctorate degree in public affairs and administration from the University of Missouri, master’s degrees in health administration and social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia College.


Bill Phipps
Vice President, State Solutions

Bill Phipps brings more than 24 years of diverse experience in the healthcare delivery system.  His areas of focus have included behavioral health, special populations and healthcare administration.  Much of that time was spent in managed care where his responsibilities included fiscal and administrative operations, policy development, clinical operations, care management and clinical outcomes, strategic planning, as well as contract and budget oversight.  Most recently, Bill served as Chief Operating Officer with Magellan Health where he was responsible for the organization’s Virginia Medicaid health plan serving members requiring long-term services and supports.

As Vice President of State Health Solutions, Bill Phipps oversees Telligen’s contracts for health management products and services to state government payers.  This includes strategic planning, business development, sales, account management, product development and program operations.  Bill and his team are committed to bringing innovative solutions to the market that improve health outcomes while reducing costs.

Bill holds a bachelors degree in social work and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  He obtained a master of social work degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and is a licensed clinical social worker in multiple states.



Brian Barry
Vice President, Information Management

Brian Barry has been turning data into knowledge and knowledge into action for over 20 years. He brings extensive technical expertise and healthcare information technology experience, serving clients in both the commercial and government sectors. His experience includes leading the development and implementation of Revenue Cycle Systems, Electronic Health Records, Healthcare Data Management and Quality Reporting, and Health Management enterprise systems for health systems, providers and payers. Brian oversees Telligen’s Corporate Information Systems and HIT solutions for commercial, State, and Federal clients.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University.


Denise Sturm
Chief Financial Officer

Denise Sturm understands the cost impact of healthcare and how it can compromise an organization’s financial health. She brings 25 years of financial leadership experience in healthcare, commercial and State government. Denise serves as Vice President, Finance and Administration, leading financial and administrative functions, including finance, accounting, risk-management, contracts, compliance, pricing, proposals, purchasing and facilities.

Denise holds a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from Iowa State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Doug Ventling
Vice President, Health & Well-being
Doug Ventling knows how to make healthcare more cost-effective for employee populations, through innovative population health management solutions. Doug brings more than 25 years of broad-based experience in healthcare, insurance and consumer goods industries, leading advanced employee benefits and human resources programs and helping clients improve their population’s health. He leads Telligen’s commercial health & well-being business, corporate human resources and marketing.
Dr. Paul Mulhausen, M.D., M.H.S, F.A.C.P.
Chief Medical Officer

Paul Mulhausen M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for Telligen, focused on providing clinical guidance at the executive level and enhancing Telligen’s population health management solutions for current and prospective clients.

Dr. Mulhausen represents Telligen locally and nationally through his participation in regional and national collaborations. He brings his expertise in the care of people across the healthcare continuum, to support Telligen’s core belief to deliver the right care, in the right setting at the right cost, every time.

Dr. Mulhausen received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, a Masters in Health Sciences degree from Duke University and completed his postgraduate training at the Duke University School of Medicine.


Peg Mason
Vice President

Peg Mason owns healthcare quality improvement. She brings over 30 years of experience in healthcare quality improvement, patient safety, population health management and provider consulting, as well as technical assistance for creating and validating healthcare quality measures. Peg is recognized nationally for her leadership in healthcare quality, including her involvement with the federal QIO program and leadership in the CMS hospital public reporting program at its inception.

Peg holds designations of Registered Health Information Technician from the American Health Information Management Association, Certified Professional in Health Care Quality from the Healthcare Quality Certification Board and Population Health Certificate Program from the Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium. Peg also previously served on the American Health Information Management Association’s Practice Council on Quality Initiatives and Secondary Data and as a member of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission’s Health Standards Committee.




Board of Directors

Jay Style
Senior Vice President and CFO (retired)
Mathematica, Inc.
Board President


Stephanie Altman, JD
Assistant Director of Health Care Justice
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law


Marcus Bendickson, PhD
CEO and Chairman of the Board (retired)
Dynetics, Inc.


Jeff Chungath


Barbara Devaney, PhD
COO and Executive Vice President (retired)
Mathematica, Inc.


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. Thank you for learning more about how we demonstrate support in our communities.


CMMI: Telligen’s information management federal book of business has been appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3, an internationally recognized standard for measuring software process maturity. This rating demonstrates our commitment to software development processes that are properly defined, adopted, and effectively managed. It also demonstrates our commitment to improving client satisfaction through on-time delivery, faster response times, improved productivity, and cost-savings.

URAC: Telligen was one of the first care management companies accredited by URAC in 1992 for our Health Utilization Management program. In 1998 our Case Management program obtained accreditation and our Disease Management program followed with accreditation in 2004. All three programs have maintained continuous accreditation since that time.

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