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Welcome to WISHIN Connections, the monthly e-Newsletter for the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN).  We will keep you up to date with WISHIN activities, news on health information exchange (HIE) and new product developments.
Recent WISHIN Beat Posts


On the Border


One of the most common questions I hear as I travel around the state talking to health care organizations involves the need to ensure that health information can be exchanged across state borders.  Read more




WISHIN Pulse: Growing in 2014

It is already shaping up to be a busy year here at WISHIN. In 2014 we will continue our campaign to bring health care providers from all over the state into WISHIN Pulse, our interoperable community health record service.


During the past year we secured commitments from hospitals and health systems with more than 740 locations throughout Wisconsin. In the coming months, we will leverage this momentum to extend our footprint and build a robust community of users.


Our new communications campaign launches next month, targeting hospital and health system leadership throughout the state. In our effort to educate them about the benefits associated with WISHIN Pulse, we will be launching:

  • Tools to help health care leaders calculate how HIE can improve quality, increase efficiencies and save money
  • Testimonials from WISHIN supporters and early adopters
  • One-on-one communications alerting prospective WISHIN Pulse users to the neighboring health care organizations that have already joined
  • An email drip campaign presenting specific examples of how WISHIN Pulse can improve workflow and help meet Meaningful Use Transition of Care and Public Health objectives
  • Use cases demonstrating how WISHIN Pulse can deliver the vital data that providers, administrative staff and hospital leadership might be missing

This spring, our efforts will expand to include independent clinics, nursing homes, hospices and others. The involvement of these important community providers is critical for reducing readmissions and improving continuity of care, and we look forward to rounding out our diverse WISHIN Pulse user group with these organizations.


To see our growing list of WISHIN Pulse participants, visit www.wishin.org. And look for an update about our new outreach campaign in the next issue of WISHIN Connections.  

Featured Articles 


34 Chicago-area Hospitals to Join Health Information Exchange


News article credit to Chicago Tribune

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January 2014
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WISHIN Pulse is a community health record that provides an aggregated summary view of a patient's health information from all providers that have seen the patient.  WISHIN Pulse is HIE technology that gives providers secure access to patients' medical information where and when they need it. 
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WISHIN Direct+ allows providers to easily connect and communicate with one another electronically across EMR systems.  Direct+ offers a suite of tools including Referrals and Secure Messaging to easily coordinate and exchange patient care. 
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