Wisconsin Health Literacy

To make its new consumer-oriented website,, 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 accessible to all Wisconsinites.

University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program

WHIO is partnering with HIP on projects to improve the efficiency and value of healthcare delivery. This includes projects to identify differences in the quality and value of healthcare for chronic disease management and measuring low-value care in Wisconsin.

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.