Wisconsin Trauma Care Registry
The Wisconsin Trauma Registry contains injury information from
patients presenting to local hospitals (both trauma-designated and
non-designated hospitals). This effort of data collection is a way to
improve patient care, to provide trauma training and to define a
standard on which to measure care.
DHS 118.09 provides the authority for the Department of Health
Services to collect and analyze trauma system data to evaluate the
delivery of adult and pediatric trauma care, develop injury prevention
strategies for all ages, and provide resources for research and
education. DHS 118.09(3) directs all hospitals, ambulance service
providers and first responder services to submit data to the department
on a quarterly basis determined by the department.
Who has to report?
All hospitals that provide any level of care to trauma patients must
submit data to the State Trauma Registry.
How does data get in the registry?
Hospitals have the option to purchase their own registry software and
"upload" batch reports to the state registry or they can enter
data directly into Wisconsin's trauma registry at no cost to the
How is the data used?
The purpose of Wisconsin's Trauma Care System is to reduce death and
disability resulting from traumatic injury. The data in the trauma
registry is used for Performance Improvement activities at the state,
regional and local level.
Is the data private and secure?
All data sent to the State Trauma Registry is confidential and
protected. Aggregate reports are designed to ensure that no single
individual, hospital, or EMS provider can be identified.
In July of 2010, Wisconsin's Trauma Registry underwent several
- a new URL (web address) - the vendor is now "hosting"
- a new look with several important upgrades
- a "practice environment" to develop skills and become
familiar with the newer version of the product
State Trauma Registry Staff
for further information.
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November 27, 2013