EXTENDED FREE ACCESS TO WISHIN PULSE
To help ensure that doctors, hospitals, post-acute facilities, home health agencies, EMS services, and others have access to real-time clinical data and longitudinal patient history during the COVID-19 outbreak, WISHIN is announcing that it will offer new clients free access to the WISHIN Pulse Community Health Record for a limited time.
The WISHIN network includes more than 1,800 sites of care around the state, each feeding clinical data in real-time from their electronic health record systems to WISHIN. WISHIN Pulse aggregates clinical data from multiple sources about each patient in a single, patient-centric record. In order to participate, health-care organizations must:
• Sign a WISHIN Participation Agreement, which defines permitted users and permitted uses of the data.
• Work with WISHIN to set up authorized users in their organizations.
Free access to WISHIN Pulse will be in effect through September 30.
Q: How would I access WISHIN Pulse?
A: WISHIN Pulse can be accessed via web portal. Users must have a valid user name and password. There is no need to know where the patient had previous encounters. All that is needed is the patient name, and, if known, other demographic information.
Q: What if my organization recently signed up as a WISHIN participant?
A: Organizations that executed Participation Agreements effective March 1, 2020, or later will receive free access through September 30.
Q: What happens to access after Septemeber 30?
A: Organizations will have the opportunity to continue using WISHIN Pulse. Standard subscription fees would apply after Septemeber 30.
Q: Can I just start the process without attending one of the webinars?
A: Yes! Just send us an email at email@example.com and we will walk you through everything you need to know.
Q: Which organizations currently participate in WISHIN?
A: There are more than 1,800 sites in the network. A list of WISHIN participants may be found at: (this list changes frequently) https://www.wishin.org/ParticipatingProviders/WISHINPulseParticipantList.aspx
Q: Is using WISHIN HIPAA compliant?
A: Yes. WISHIN, along with all WISHIN participants, must comply with the policies, procedures, and regulations established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as well as other applicable law. Additional information may be found here: https://wishin.org/HIE/HIEPrivacySecurity.aspx
Q: Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
A: Please contact us by calling 608-274-1820 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.