WISHIN board member Leon Lipp knows the value of sharing electronic health records. Lipp says WISHIN provides “a great opportunity to share information in a quick, effective and efficient way.”
Lipp is the director of the Office of Electronic Health Records Systems Management in the state Department of Health Services Division of Care and Treatment Services. In a previous job, Lipp worked to facilitate the utilization of data to maximize efficiency at the Wisconsin Resource Center. He joined the WISHIN board five years ago to see how WISHIN could work better, and in conjunction with the state.
“I have seen great improvements with the system,” Lipp says. “Payers got involved, which is a great benefit. Changes in technology have helped. There have been a lot of great efforts by the WISHIN team to move forward and get things going.”
Lipp says the continual growth of the WISHIN network changes the value equation for current participants as well as those that have not yet done so. “Trying to get people to recognize there is a real advantage that they could acquire through that shared-information platform and seeing its value is an ongoing thing.”
Lipp says WISHIN helps to provide improved continuity of care when patients transition from one to another. He says WISHIN presents “a great opportunity to share information that will be vital to care and treatment of patients for the different providers they have.”
For more information on Leon Lipp and the rest of the WISHIN board, go to wishin.org