Patient Choice

What does WISHIN Pulse do with my health record?

WISHIN Pulse allows your doctor to share your health information with other doctors that see you. The sharing of your health information is done through a secure, computer network. This helps your doctors work together more easily and make better-informed decisions about your care.  It can also help reduce mistakes—especially in an emergency.

Click here to learn more about how WISHIN Pulse protects your privacy and secures your health information.

Do I have a choice?

Yes.  You decide if your doctors and health care providers can share your information using WISHIN Pulse, and you can change that decision at any time. If you want to be sure that your providers have timely and secure access to your health information electronically through WISHIN Pulse, you don’t have to do a thing. Participation is automatic.

However, you can choose NOT to participate in Wisconsin’s health information exchange. That means your doctors will not be able to access your health information through WISHIN Pulse to use while treating you, except in cases of an emergency and for public health reporting as permitted by law. This is called “opting out.” To opt out, you must complete and submit the Patient Choice Form.  Before completing the Form, be sure to read the Opt Out Stipulations to understand what will happen if you choose to opt out.

The Patient Choice Form is only required when:

  1. You choose NOT to allow your health information to be exchanged through WISHIN Pulse (i.e., you choose to opt out), or
  2. You had previously chosen to opt out but would like to change that decision and opt back in so that your doctors can securely access your health information through WISHIN Pulse.

Click Here for the PATIENT CHOICE FORM (English)

Click Here for the PATIENT CHOICE FORM (Spanish)

Click Here for the PATIENT CHOICE FORM (Hmong)

Click Here for PATIENT CHOICE FORM (Russian)

Remember to read the Opt Out Stipulations to understand what will happen if you choose to opt out.

Please note it may take up to three business days after we receive your form before your opt-out request will take effect. You will receive a letter in the mail from the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) once your request has been processed. Retain that confirmation for your records.

Need more information before making your decision? Visit www.wishin.org, call 1-888-WISHIN1 or email wishin.support@wishin.org.

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