Immunization Status Adds Value to the WISHIN Pulse Community 
Health Record
November 2015

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Immunization Status Adds Value to the WISHIN Pulse Community Health Record

Bidirectional interface between WISHIN and WIR also allows automated immunization reporting

In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, WISHIN has implemented a bidirectional interface that enables a patient's immunization status to be displayed within the WISHIN Pulse community health record.
This means WISHIN Pulse participants no longer have to use a separate portal to access immunization records. A patient's immunization history and vaccine schedule is now available as a tab in the patient's community health record in WISHIN Pulse. The immunizations tab pulls real-time information from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). Users are now able to view vaccine types and recommended administration dates, with overdue vaccinations appearing in red.
Sample immunization record in WISHIN Pulse.
In addition to viewing immunization information in WISHIN Pulse, health care organizations can use WISHIN to automate the process of reporting immunizations to WIR.  Submission of immunization data to the state's immunization registry is a core objective of Meaningful Use Stage 2 and will also be a critical component of Stage 3 Public Health Reporting measures.

WISHIN's partnerships with state agencies, including collaborations with the Wisconsin Immunization Program and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, help to maintain a more complete record of care for patients and simplify health care providers' workflow. These partnerships advance WISHIN's goal of enabling relevant clinical data to follow patients wherever they seek care. When this data is made available automatically and prospectively, it makes for a more efficient and informed patient encounter.

To view immunization information for your patients  or to begin submitting data to WIR via WISHIN Pulse, contact Laura Widder at [email protected].

Join us on February 2nd in the Wisconsin Dells to learn how health care stakeholders across Wisconsin are meeting their Meaningful Use requirements and using health information exchange (HIE) technology to provide quality care and improve health outcomes for their patients and the community. The conference will highlight examples of proven and successful uses of HIE from existing Wisconsin HIE participants and from HIEs nationwide and will include a preview of new functionality coming soon.

This event is open to providers, health systems, and health insurers in Wisconsin.
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