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Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS)

Analysis, Visualization Reporting (AVR)




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Connecting and sharing health information

What kinds of safeguards exist to protect the confidentiality of Wisconsin PHIN data?

The Wisconsin PHIN meets rigorous security standards and conforms to state and federal statutes, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), that mandate security and privacy protocols for personal health information.

Additional data security is ensured through role-based user access. This means that an eligible individual may be granted Wisconsin PHIN access, but not all users can access all content. Even within a database, specific levels of information will only be open to qualified and authorized individuals.

Last Revised: August 21, 2014