To be an indispensable asset to those who work to improve the healthcare value of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality, affordability, safety and efficiency of health care in Wisconsin.
With its unique All-Payer Claims Database, WHIO makes high quality, reliable, integrated data available to all stakeholders seeking to transform healthcare. The
MyHealthWI.org website, powered by WHIO, encourages consumer engagement in health care, a core goal of the organization.
WHIO's goals are to:
- Aggregate health care data to create a comprehensive, reliable data source to be used by multiple stakeholders to decrease unwarranted variations in efficiency, quality, safety and cost;
- Improve the quality, cost, safety and efficiency of health care in Wisconsin by partnering with providers, purchasers and consumers;
- Inform and support provider, payer and purchaser quality improvement and value-based initiatives; and
- Encourage consumer engagement by publishing usable information.
About the WHIO Datamart:
- The only statewide voluntary All-Payer Claims Database in the nation
- Includes more than 4.8M individuals – 84+% of Wisconsin's population
- Includes more than 423M claims – medical and pharmacy, and
- $115B in billed charges – Commercial, Medicaid (HMO and FFS), and Medicare (HMO and FFS)
WATCH The Story of WHIO 2005-2010
a video history of WHIO's first decade
Data Services and IT Manager
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Director of Business Development
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda Syth, Chair
Wisconsin Medical Society
Lisa Ellinger, Vice Chair
State of WI Employee Trust Funds
Mark Moody, Secretary
WEA Trust Insurance
John Foley, Treasurer
Aurora Health Care
Unity Health Plans
Wisconsin Hospital Association
Michael Jaeger, M.D.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of WI
Greater Milwaukee Business Foundation on Health
Mark LePage, M.D.
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
Bruce Weiss, M.D.
UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin
WPS Health Insurance
Wisconsin Health Literacy
To make its new consumer-oriented website, MyHealthWI.org, most effective, WHIO partnered with Wisconsin Health Literacy and Covering Kids & Families Wisconsin to perform usability testing. The evaluations and recommendations of these professionals will help make the language and look of MyHealthWI.org accessible to all Wisconsinites.
University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program
To develop and apply algorithms to measure low-value medical procedures in the under 65 population, building on methodologies previously developed for application to the Medicare population.
UW Health – Department of Family Medicine
To identify and analyze the adult Chronic Kidney Disease population treated within the UW Health system. The goal was to analyze detailed medical and pharmacy service information and evaluate medication adherence and other quality process measures over time, including tracking patients across datamarts to facilitate longitudinal analysis of medication adherence and outcomes.
Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center
A public benefit project in partnership with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, referred to informally as "American Idol in Medicine" (AIM). The objective of AIM was to recognize high value providers and help others understand the nature of U.S. health care providers operating at the frontier of value, defined by both high quality of care and low total risk-adjusted cost of care for the patients they serve.
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
To identify and measure disparities in the treatment of the diabetic population in Wisconsin.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
A UW-Milwaukee Ph.D. candidate used WHIO data to study predictors of health care cost in a Wisconsin acute leukemia population.
Health Care Improvement Incentives Institute, Inc.
To run WHIO claims data through the HCI3 ECR Episode Analytics. The ECR Analytics software groups claims into episodes of care and identifies “typical” care vs. care associated to “potentially avoidable complications.”
Brookings Institution & Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
To build and test statewide performance measures of per capita cost metrics based on WHIO all-payer data. The project was aimed at using these performance measures to provide insights on variation in utilization across different geographic areas in Wisconsin.