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.


Telligen is 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, CEO
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.

Bruce Grotenhuis, Vice President, Federal Health Solutions
Bruce Grotenhuis brings over 30 years of experience in the information technology and healthcare fields. At Telligen, he has been responsible for the oversight of a wide array of national and state programs in the areas of quality data collection, measurement and reporting. As the Vice President of Federal Health Solutions, Bruce oversees Telligen’s federal health contracts and is actively involved in strategic planning, account management, operations and solution development to exceed customer expectations. Bruce has over 17 years of experience leading and directing client engagements within the Information Management business unit at Telligen and has been a key part of Telligen’s success.

Brian Barry Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
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, CFO
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.

Board of Directors

  • Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP; President, Strategic Health Institute
  • Jeff Chungath, CEO Telligen
  • Barbara Devaney, PhD; Executive Vice President and COO (retired) Mathematica, Inc.
  • Denise Levis Hewson, BSN, RN, MSPH; Executive Vice President of Care Management and Provider Services Community Care of North Carolina
  • Bruce P. Beddow, JD; Executive Vice President and CFO (retired) Social & Scientific Systems, 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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