WISHIN, Wisconsin’s state-designated entity for health information exchange (HIE), is responsible for developing HIE capacity throughout the state. WISHIN’s approach, as outlined in the WIRED for Health Strategic and Operational Plan, is to build this capacity by leveraging existing health information technology already present in Wisconsin and to add products or services where they don’t currently exist or that our stakeholders view as valuable for the state.
We describe this approach as “building a network-of-networks” because:
- It connects and leverages existing health information networks, systems, and services that are present and operational within the state.
- It provides a solution for providers that are not currently part of an existing network to be able to exchange health information with other providers whether or not those other providers are part of an existing network or not.
Whether you are part of a large health system, a hospital, part of a small clinic, or an independent physician, you can participate in the statewide health information network.
To view the benefits that HIE offers providers, view the HIE Benefits section of our web site.
Check out the video below for information on how other health care professionals are using health information technology, including HIE.