The chart shows WISHIN Pulse patient records viewed from November 2019-October 2020. In general, monthly WISHIN Pulse usage has been trending substantially higher for the past 12 months.
In October 2020, WISHIN Pulse users viewed more than 200,000 patient records, an all-time high.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, WISHIN offered free access to the WISHIN Pulse system to assist health care providers in receiving essential medical records from hospitals and clinics for their patients. The vast majority of organizations that signed up for WISHIN during the free trial have chosen to continue as WISHIN Pulse participants.
WISHIN has also expanded access to Milwaukee-area municipal health departments to assist them in their work. The Milwaukee-area municipal health departments have also continued their participation past the trial period.
Long-tenured payer and provider organizations have been using WISHIN Pulse at record levels over the past several months as well, finding the information valuable in clinical decision making, ensuring efficient patient continuity of care, and in care coordination.
“WISHIN pulse is the key to knowing where our patients are in the community health system. It allows us to better assist our Medicaid population to navigate the health care system by giving us up-to-date activity.”
Director of Quality and Clinical Services
Independent Physicians Network/ Trilogy Health
Insurance/ACO of Southeast Wisconsin
“Many times our patients come here and don’t know what ED they’ve been [to], what was done, or what medications were prescribed. WISHIN gives us quick access to look up this essential information. I am thankful to have access to this helpful tool!!”
– Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
As more organizations join WISHIN and existing organizations expand the information they’re sharing, the value of WISHIN Pulse continues to increase to all participants.
Recently added participants include:
- Abundant Living Care
- Agrace HospiceCare
- Arise Personal Care
- Best Choice Personal Care
- Bright Life Home Care
- City of Greenfield
- City of Oak Creek
- City of Wauwatosa
- City of West Allis
- Cudahy Health Department
- Family Home Health Care
- Golden Path Home Care
- GHC of South Central WI
- Hospice Alliance
- Lina’s Home Care, LLC
- Network Health Plan
- Northshore Health Department
- Oak Medical, S.C.
- Oneida Nation of WI
- Rainbow Hospice Care
- Security Health Plan
- South Milwaukee - St. Francis Health Department
- Supportive Living Home Health Care
Recent patient medical records that have been added to the system:
athenahealth hub for ADT/CCDAs – any organization that has athenahealth for an EHR can sign up for WISHIN, and athenahealth can add their interfaces to the hub
- Bluestone Physicians ADT
- Wisconsin DCTS facilities ADT/CCDA
- Advocate Aurora CCDA
- Spooner Health System ADT/CCDA
- Mercyhealth System ADT
- Many skilled nursing facilities’ ADTs