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ANNOUNCING FREE ACCESS TO WISHIN PULSE


To help ensure that doctors, hospitals, post-acute facilities, home-health agencies, EMS services and others have access to real-time clinical data and longitudinal patient history during the COVID-19 outbreak, WISHIN is announcing that it will offer new clients free access to the WISHIN Pulse Community Health Record for a limited time.

The WISHIN network includes more than 1,800 sites of care around the state, each feeding clinical data in real time from their electronic health record systems to WISHIN. WISHIN Pulse aggregates clinical data from multiple sources about each patient in a single, patient-centric record. In order to participate, health-care organizations must:

• Sign a WISHIN Participation Agreement, which defines permitted users and permitted uses of the data. 

• Work with WISHIN to set up authorized users in their organizations. 


Free access to WISHIN Pulse will be in effect through July 31. 


To provide additional information and answer questions, WISHIN has scheduled four webinars: 

Tuesday, April 21 | Friday, April 24 | Tuesday, April 28 | Friday, May 1 

12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Webinar slide deck

Current WISHIN participants who are considering enabling users or adding new users are encouraged to participate in the webinars as well.


Please visit this link to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5rquiugab&oeidk=a07eh177vye98edd6a9


FAQs

Q: How would I access WISHIN Pulse? 

A: WISHIN Pulse can be accessed via web portal. Users must have a valid user name and password. There is no need to know where the patient had previous encounters. All that is needed is the patient name, and, if known, other demographic information.

Q: What if my organization recently signed up as a WISHIN participant? 

A: Organizations that executed Participation Agreements effective March 1, 2020, or later will receive free access through July 31.

Q: What happens to access after July 31? 

A: Organizations will have the opportunity to continue using WISHIN Pulse. Standard subscription fees would apply after July 31. 

Q: Can I just start the process without attending one of the webinars? 

A: Yes! Just send us an email at wishin@wishin.org and we will walk you through everything you need to know.

Q: Which organizations currently participate in WISHIN?

A: There are more than 1,800 sites in the network. A list of WISHIN participants may be found at: (this list changes frequently) https://www.wishin.org/ParticipatingProviders/WISHINPulseParticipantList.aspx

Q: Is using WISHIN HIPAA compliant?

A: Yes. WISHIN, along with all WISHIN participants, must comply with the policies, procedures, and regulations established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as well as other applicable law. Additional information may be found here: https://wishin.org/HIE/HIEPrivacySecurity.aspx

Q: Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

A: Please contact us by calling 608-274-1820 or emailing us at wishin@wishin.org.