An ambitious project led by Northwestern University researcher Abel Kho, M.D., will try to establish quality guidelines for heart health in primary care practices in southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois, including Chicago, and northern Indiana.

The three-year project, dubbed “Healthy Hearts in the Heartland,” is one of seven nationwide funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's EvidenceNOW program, which is meant to transform healthcare delivery by building a critical infrastructure to help smaller primary care practices improve the heart health of their patients by applying the latest medical research and tools.

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