September 2015
Thank You to our Customers!
Affinity Health System
Agnesian HealthCare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics
Associated Podiatrists
Aurora Health Care
Beaver Dam Community Hospitals
Bellin Memorial Hospital
Black River Memorial Hospital
Burnett Medical Center
Children's Hospital and Health System
Columbia St. Mary's
Crossing Rivers Health
Cumberland Memorial Hospital
Dean, SSM of Wisconsin, & affiliate hospitals
Divine Savior Healthcare
Essentia Health
Froedtert Health
GI Associates
Grant Regional Health Center
Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire
Gundersen Lutheran
Ho-Chunk Nation
Holy Family Memorial
Independent Care Health Plan
Independent Physicians Network
Indianhead Medical Center
Jewish Home and Care Center
Journey Mental Health Center
Kirtida N. Ringwala, MD
Lake Terrace Health and Rehab
Lakeview Medical Center of Rice Lake
Managed Health Services
Meade Medical Clinic
Memorial Hospital of Boscobel
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County
Mile Bluff Medical Center
Milwaukee Catholic Home
Milwaukee Health Services
Mineral Point Medical Center
Ministry Door County Medical Center
Ministry Healthcare
Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin
My Choice Family Care
Outreach Community Health Center
Prairie Clinic
Progressive Community Health Center
ProHealth Care
Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Regional Enterprises
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital
Shell Lake Clinic
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Spooner Health System
Spring Valley Health and Rehab
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Sunrise Family Care Clinic
Three Pillars Senior Living Communities
Tomah Memorial Hospital
Trilogy Health Insurance
United Healthcare Services
United Hospital System
Upland Hills Health
Vernon Memorial Healthcare
Vibrant Health Family Clinics
Villa at Bradley Estates
Watertown Regional Medical Center
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Three Million Wisconsin Health Care Consumers Say
"Thank You"

By Joe Kachelski, CEO of WISHIN

At WISHIN, it seems as though we are continually focused on what's next:  Which health care organization will be the next to connect to WISHIN?  Which interface will be next for an existing participant?  Which organization will be next to go live with its end users?

But it is useful and necessary to occasionally pause, look around, and consider how far Wisconsin has come in the quest to achieve true interoperability of electronic health care records.
There are many ways to measure this progress, but perhaps the most salient measure is that the WISHIN Pulse community health record now contains clinical information from more than 3 million Wisconsin residents.  That's more than 50 percent of the state's population, and the number is growing every month.
This kind of progress has been possible only because dozens of health care organizations around the state share WISHIN's vision of a comprehensive statewide health information network.  They see strategic benefit in an independent, vendor-agnostic health information exchange (HIE) utility.  And they see value and convenience in being able to "outsource" to WISHIN the burden of connecting to the eHealth Exchange (important under Meaningful Use to get credit for exchanging electronic care summaries).
Those organizations -from our first client, Watertown Regional Medical Center, to our most recent, Independent Physicians Network - have all played an important role in making a statewide health information network a reality, and they deserve our thanks.
So, as WISHIN planned the launch of a redesigned Web site, we placed a priority on recognizing our participating organizations for their vision and leadership.  I encourage you to check out the new Web site when it is launched later this month, and to join me in thanking all WISHIN participants for doing their part to advance interoperability in Wisconsin.
Spotlight on Big Data: WHIO 10th Anniversary Celebration

WHIO is holding its 2015 Learning Forum:
Spotlight on Big Data and 10th Anniversary Celebration on October 13 from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.

The day-long conference offers a stimulating, multi-faceted look at the power of Big Data to help transform health care in Wisconsin.

For more information and to register, visit WHIO's website.
Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network | 608-274-1820 | [email protected] | http://www.wishin.org
PO Box 259038
Madison, WI 53725-9038