December 2018
Happy Holidays! Welcome to WISHIN Connections , the monthly e-Newsletter from the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN). We'll keep you apprised of WISHIN activities, news on health information exchange (HIE) and new product developments.

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WISHIN Pulse Participant Updates

WISHIN is working with EHR vendors, eClinicalWorks and OCHIN , to create standard interfaces for its mutual customers. WISHIN participants whose EHRs are hosted by eClinicalWorks or OCHIN can streamline the onboarding process by using these standard interfaces to send their data to the WISHIN Pulse community health record. WISHIN is also working with Athenahealth to create a set of standard interfaces between the Athenahealth network and WISHIN Pulse.

If your organization's EHR is hosted with eClinicalWorks, OCHIN, or Athenehealth, contact WISHIN via email at or by phone at (608) 274-1820 for more information about how to participate in these EHR vendor interfaces.
Featured Story
Client Spotlight: Ryan Brothers Ambulance

WISHIN recently launched a new use case for WISHIN Pulse, allowing ambulance and EMS providers to access clinical data for their billing purposes. One of the early adopters, Ryan Brothers Ambulance, is the largest privately-owned ambulance service in Dane County. Ryan Brothers provides ambulance transports at all levels of care: hospital discharges, acute medical situations, and critical-care hospital-to-hospital transports. The company, based in Madison, operates seven stations in three counties and has 20 ambulances that respond to approximately 19,000 calls per year.

Patrick Ryan, President and co-owner of Ryan Brothers, offered the following thoughts about the benefits of WISHIN Pulse for ambulance providers and explained how his company is already experiencing a positive return on its investment in WISHIN. Read the full article here .
Visit Us!

Stop by our booth at this upcoming conference with your questions or just to say hello and pick up some free WISHIN swag!

Save the Date!

WISHIN's fourth annual Wisconsin HIE Summit will take place Wednesday , November 6 , 2019 , at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, WI. More information on the 2019 Summit will be forthcoming in future editions of WISHIN Connections and on WISHIN's website. Stay tuned!
Health Care Industry News
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By: Kyle Murphy, PhD I EHR Intelligence I December 11, 2018