Wisconsin Relay of Electronic Data (WIRED) for Health

State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP)

Wisconsin submitted its application on October 16, 2009, for the State HIE CAP funding opportunity. Wisconsin's project for statewide HIE is titled Wisconsin Relay of Electronic Data for Health or WIRED for Health. The goal of the WIRED for Health project is to build substantial health information exchange capacity statewide to support providers' meaningful use of electronic health records (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.

Wisconsin Health Information Technology (HIT) Strategic and Operational Plan

Wisconsin's Plan was initially submitted and approved by the federal Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT in December 2010. The Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN), Inc. is the state-designated entity for statewide HIE governance and is responsible for implementing Wisconsin's HIT Plan. WISHIN is a nonprofit organization formed by the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, and the Wisconsin Health Information Organization. As a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Wisconsin received a total of $9.441 million for the planning and implementation of a statewide electronic HIE network and services that will enable health care providers to be meaningful users of EHR technology and promote better coordination of patient care. The statewide network will also help improve the quality and efficiency of health care delivery in Wisconsin. In 2012, WISHIN updated the Strategic and Operational Plan.

Wisconsin HIT Strategic and Operational Plan (PDF,  3.8 MB) Updated May 4, 2012

Original Submission, December 21, 2010:

A list of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program awardees can be found at the HealthIT.gov website.

Wisconsin's HIE CAP Application Documents

Last Revised: February 19, 2021

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