Wisconsin Health Information Organization, Inc. (WHIO)
Dana Richardson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO). In this capacity, she oversees Wisconsin’s largest information system to improve the performance and value of Wisconsin’s health care delivery system and the health of its citizens.
Prior to joining the WHIO, Ms. Richardson was the Director of PCPI Operations for the American Medical Association. In this role, she staffed the PCPI Board of Directors and oversaw the planning, operations, and member services for the program. Ms. Richardson lead the development of the National Quality Registry Network, a learning system for organizations that support national clinical registries.
From 2002-2010, Ms. Richardson was the Vice President of Quality Initiatives for the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA). While at the WHA, she developed CheckPoint®, a voluntary public reporting program of hospital quality, and led several multi-hospital collaborations to improve the quality of care provided by Wisconsin hospitals. Ms. Richardson has also worked for Dean Health Plan as the Manager of Corporate Reporting and Dean Medical Center where she developed a physician-led quality improvement program. Her clinical experience includes 13 years of hospital critical care nursing.
Ms. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Arts degree in business with a major in health service administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.