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.”

History

  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.

Leadership

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.

Bill Phipps, Vice President, State Medicaid 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, 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.

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.

Paul Mulhausen, M.D., 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.

Board of Directors

  • Jay Style, Senior Vice President and CFO (retired) Mathematica, Inc.
  • Stephanie Altman, JD; Assistant Director of Healthcare Justice Shriver Center on Poverty Law  
  • 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

Community

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.

Accreditation

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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