January 2018
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WISHIN Pulse Participants
  • Reedsburg Area Medical Center in Reedsburg, Wisconsin is live contributing labs, radiology reports and transcriptions.
  • Alternative Home Care Services, LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is live using WISHIN Pulse, and has contracted to use the Patient Activity Report (PAR).
  • Independent Care (iCare) Health Plan based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the first organization contracted to use Payer Access to WISHIN Pulse.
Featured Stories
Who Can Use WISHIN Pulse?

One of the most frequently asked questions WISHIN receives is, "Who can use WISHIN Pulse?" The short and simple answer is: anyone who has access to patient health records and is involved in providing care to patients or supporting the provision of care. These can include MDs, advanced practitioners such as PAs and APNPs, nurses, medical assistants, care managers, EMS first responders, and intake clerks. Read more...
PAAW Features New WISHIN Use Case in EMS Live Podcast
WISHIN’s Participant Advisory Board and Board of Directors recently approved a new use case for WISHIN Pulse allowing ambulance and EMS providers to access face-sheet data for their billing purposes (read the original release here ).
Joe Kachelski, WISHIN’s CEO, recently joined the EMS Live podcast hosted by the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW) to discuss in more detail the specifics of this new use case.
To listen to the podcast click here ; Joe’s segment begins at the 16:45 mark.
Ambulance and EMS providers, or their billing agents, who are interested in WISHIN Pulse services should contact WISHIN via email at wishin@wishin.org or by phone at (608) 274-1820. 
Save the Date!

WISHIN's third annual Wisconsin HIE Summit will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells. More information on the 2018 Summit will be forthcoming in future editions of WISHIN Connections and on WISHIN's website.
Other News
By: Bill Siwicki I Healthcare IT News I December 19, 2017

By: Marilynn Larkin I Reuters I January 17, 2018

By: Kate Monica I EHR Intelligence I January 25, 2018

By: Nick Wingfield, Katie Thomas and Reed Abelson I The New York Times I January 30, 2018