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Partners is a non-profit, competitively neutral entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors. It supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC. is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information.

The eHealth Exchange is a group of federal agencies and non-federal organizations that came together under a common mission and purpose to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve public health reporting through secure, trusted, and interoperable health information exchange. The eHealth Exchange is a rapidly growing network of exchange partners who securely share clinical information over the Internet across the US, using a standardized approach. By leveraging a common set of standards, legal agreement and governance, eHealth Exchange participants are able to securely share health information with each other, without additional customization and one-off legal agreements. The eHealth Exchange connectivity spans across all 50 states and is now the largest HIE Network in the US.


HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events.  HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations.  Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT. WISHIN is a Non-Profit Partner Member of HIMSS.


What began as one physician’s vision for a better, more connected care network has grown into one of the nation’s largest population health management companies with solutions for health information exchange, business intelligence, and provider and patient engagement. Medicity is dedicated to building innovative technology that takes traditional HIE to the next level and ultimately helps to make health care more efficient and affordable.

The Milwaukee Health Care Partnership is a public /private, managed consortium dedicated to improving care for low-income, underserved populations in Milwaukee County. The Partnership includes the five Milwaukee-based health systems, four Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), the Medical College of Wisconsin; and the city, county and state health departments.  These organizations have committed their leadership as well as financial and in kind resources to support the implementation of a community wide health improvement plan focusing on four priority areas: to ensure adequate and affordable health insurance coverage for all, to improve access to quality health care providers and services, to enhance care coordination across the delivery network, and to improve community / population health through cross-sector collaboration.

PatientPing is dedicated to revolutionizing health care through lightweight, effective technology that seamlessly connects providers to better coordinate patient care. Disconnected information systems often leave care teams in the dark when it comes to their patients' past medical encounters. PatientPing is building a national community of engaged providers who receive real-time, clinical notifications, called "Pings," whenever and wherever their patients receive care. PatientPing believes that by enabling better communication across patients' care teams, they can improve care quality, lower costs, and enable safer, more seamless transitions of care.

RWHC (Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative) has been providing affordable and effective services to healthcare organizations since 1979. RWHC is owned and operated by forty, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals. The Cooperative's emphasis on developing a collaborative network among both freestanding and system affiliated rural hospitals distinguishes it from alternative approaches. RWHC offers a variety of programs and services to its members as well as to other clients across the nation.


The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality* publicly reports and brings meaning to performance measurement information that improves the quality and affordability of health care in Wisconsin, in turn improving the health of individuals and communities.


The Wisconsin Hospital Association's* mission is advocating for the ability of its members to lead in the provision of high quality, affordable, and accessible health care services, resulting in healthier Wisconsin communities.

The Wisconsin Health Information Organization* is a voluntary initiative supported by visionary leaders from insurance companies, health care providers, major employers and public agencies who share a commitment to the future of health care.



MetaStar serves as Wisconsin’s federally-designated health information technology regional extension center. Since 2010, we have assisted more than 2,000 providers in Wisconsin attest for meaningful use. MetaStar provides assistance with meaningful use, security risk assessments and security policies & procedures.

As health information technology continues to evolve and electronic health record incentive programs change, MetaStar is your reliable source for expert guidance on meaningful use and HIPAA security.

 For more information, or to find out if you qualify for services at no-cost, visit our website.

The Wisconsin Medical Society* is the largest association of medical doctors in the state with more than 12,000 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients. With that in mind, offers patients a unique source for reliable, physician-reviewed medical information.

Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association accomplishes its mission of improving health through the work of CHCs and their partners, by providing opportunities for wide range of activities and services to members, including:  information and public education, government relations and legislative advocacy, training opportunities and technical support guidance. These resources are part of our effort to involve health partners and community members in our campaign to achieve health care access for all. For more information on the services and programs we provide or how you can get involved visit our website.

*Founder of WISHIN