Customer Spotlight: Watertown Regional Medical Center
February 2016

Welcome to 
WISHIN Connections, the monthly e-Newsletter from 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.
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Customer Spotlight:
Watertown Regional Medical Center

In 2012 Watertown Regional Medical Center became the very first WISHIN Pulse customer. Today it uses WISHIN's Direct+ messaging and shares ADT, laboratory, pathology, radiology and transcription data for 23 hospital and clinic locations. Watertown also uses Pulse to send syndromic surveillance data to the state and is a pilot site for submitting immunization data to the state using web services.

Jennifer Mueller, Vice President and CIO of Watertown Regional, was recently interviewed by In the three-part interview, Mueller discusses Watertown's new affiliation with LifePoint Health, balancing EMR capabilities with workflow and Watertown's relationship with WISHIN.

"We participate with WISHIN certainly with the hopes of allowing patients to be able to get access to their information wherever they are in the state," Mueller explains, "so if they're up north on vacation or whatever, those hospitals that participate in WISHIN would be able to query the exchange and be able to access their patient information."

Read or listen to the three-part interview on to learn more about the technological and logistical challenges Mueller has overseen in her 17 years at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Catch Jennifer Mueller on the Wisconsin Experience Panel at the Wisconsin HIE Summit,
March 16th, to find out more about why Watertown Regional Medical Center decided to participate with WISHIN and what Jennifer sees for the future of HIE. 
We've set a new date! 

Thank you for being patient with our postponement and rescheduling of the Wisconsin HIE Summit. We want all attendees to be able to safely travel to and from the conference with no interference from wild Wisconsin weather. 

Please take a minute to re-register even if you previously registered for the February event.

We hope you can make it on Wednesday, March 16th!
Hospitals and health systems, clinics, specialists and independent providers, long-term care facilities and even health plans can use HIE to support clinical decision-making and improve transitions of care. The "digital divide" between technologically sophisticated organizations and those with more modest IT capabilities has the potential to leave parts of the health care delivery system on the outside looking in. The true promise of interoperability can be achieved only if it can benefit providers and patients at any point in the health care continuum.

Join us on March 16 at Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness 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. 

  • Clinically connected communities and the importance of HIE
  • Real-life uses of HIE in long-term and post-acute care
  • How using and customizing notifications can improve care coordination in your community
The Wisconsin Experience Panel
Hear from health care stakeholders in Wisconsin who are discovering value in Wisconsin's 
statewide HIE. Featuring panelists from Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, Ministry Health Care, iCare, and Watertown Regional Medical Center.
Presentations by:
Joe Kachelski, CEO, WISHIN
Nancy Ham, CEO, Medicity
Pam Russell, LTC Program Director/Government Programs, CORHIO
Cory Bovair, Application Specialist, Coastal Connect HIE
This event is open to providers, health systems, and health insurers in Wisconsin.

Registration closes March 10th!

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