Announcement: Digital Divide Fact Sheet Now Available
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services eHealth and Quality team has recently published a new fact sheet, Health IT Tips: Overcoming the Digital Divide, P-02248, which presents evidence demonstrating the value that Health IT products can bring to Medicaid patients and their providers.
Wisconsin Health IT Reports
Health Information Technology Landscape Assessment, P-00951 (PDF), is conducted to evaluate and analyze Wisconsin’s health IT maturity. This assessment examines the extent to which health IT capabilities are actively being used and integrated into health care organizations’ daily workflows including the sharing of data across organizations. The results of the assessment are used to define strategies the Wisconsin Medicaid agency can pursue to advance health IT maturity and their health IT objectives. The current Health IT Landscape Assessment includes analysis into electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates, health information exchange, and health IT initiatives such as telemedicine and telehealth, electronic prescribing, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and electronic patient engagement through May 2017.
The Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Assessment, P-02139 (PDF), is an evaluation of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs participation and progression, health IT maturity, and certified EHR vendor landscape. The current assessment contains information for Program Years 2011–2016.
Patient/Client Health Information Survey of Wisconsin's Local Health Departments and Tribal Health Clinics, 2013 P-00635 (PDF). This report, released in April 2014, summarizes the findings of a 2013 survey of local health departments and tribal health clinics in Wisconsin regarding their health informatics activities.
State of Wisconsin Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP), P-01106, is the governing document for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The original SMHP was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 20, 2010. The State of Wisconsin continues to refine the SMHP and will post updated versions as they are available.
- Section 1: Introduction
- Section 2: Management Plan
- Section 3: Program Administration and Oversight
- Section 4: Technology Plan
- Section 5: Communications and Outreach Plan
- Appendix A: Patient Volume
- Appendix B: Hospital Calculation Methodology
Wisconsin Relay of Electronic Data (WIRED) for Health. This project builds substantial health information exchange capacity statewide to support providers' meaningful use of EHRs and enable efficient, appropriate, and secure flow of information to optimize decisions for health. The approach is to plan, develop, and implement interoperable, standards-based, secure electronic exchange of patient and health data.
eHealth-Related Acronyms (PDF)