As a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Wisconsin received a total of $9.441 million for the planning and implementation of a statewide electronic health information exchange (HIE) network and services to enable health care providers to be meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) technology and promote better coordination of patient care. The statewide network would also help improve the quality and efficiency of health care delivery in Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin's Strategic and Operational Plan (SOP) outlines the approach Wisconsin will use to achieve these goals.  WISHIN, designated in October 2010 as the state-designated entity for statewide HIE governance, is responsible for implementing and updating the SOP.

Current SOP (2012 Update)

The current SOP was approved in September 2012 by the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

2012 SOP Update (PDF, 2.73 MB) 

2012 SOP Update Appendices
(PDF, 4.58 MB)

Original SOP (December 2010)

The original SOP was approved in December 2010 by ONC.

Wisconsin HIT Strategic and Operational Plan Executive Summary
(PDF, 195 KB)
Wisconsin HIT Strategic and Operational Plan
(PDF, 2.7 MB) 
Wisconsin HIT Strategic and Operational Plan Appendices (PDF, 4.6 MB)

For a list of all states/state designated entities with approved Strategic and Operational Plans, please visit the
State HIE Resources web site

For a list of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program awardees, please visit