Our Healthcare and Community Partners

Partnerships with healthcare and community organizations are at the heart of our work.

HIP partners with several Wisconsin healthcare and community organizations to further our common goal of improving the health care and outcomes of patients throughout the state of Wisconsin and the nation.


Wisconsin Health Information Organization

The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality, affordability, safety, and efficiency of health care in Wisconsin by providing quality, reliable, integrated data to all stakeholders seeking to transform healthcare. Through their partnerships with providers, purchasers, and consumers, WHIO has been able to create one of the only statewide voluntary All-Payer Claims Database in the nation, which includes more than 4.8M individuals (84+% of Wisconsin’s population), and over 423M claims.


HIP is working with the Wisconsin Health Information Organization on projects to improve the efficiency and value of healthcare delivery. 

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Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) is a voluntary statewide consortium of healthcare organizations in Wisconsin that has led the nation in measuring and reporting quality of care in physician groups. Physician groups, hospitals, and health plans throughout Wisconsin report on 40 quality metrics through WCHQ, which are made publicly available through the WCHQ website.


HIP investigators are working with the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality to improve public reporting of provider quality for use by persons with multiple chronic conditions (funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

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Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

The mission of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is to advance evidence-based programs that encourage healthy living among older adults through partnerships with public and private organizations. Its core functions are to develop products and services to support healthy aging through evidence-based practices, serve as a focal point for education and training on evidence-based programs, market and promote evidence-based practices, and advocate for and help shape public policy and funding decisions related to healthy aging.


HIP is supporting the Wisconsin Institute for Health Aging to expand their implementation of the Diabetes Self-Management Program, a weekly workshop designed for adults with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes to learn self-management skills and increase their confidence level in managing their diabetes.

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UW Health

UW Health represents the 3 health care entities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison: the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) , the UW Medical Foundation (UWMF), and the UW Hospital and Clinics.


HIP investigators have numerous projects conducted in partnership with UW Health that have both research and improvement goals, including increasing colorectal cancer prevention rates (funded by the National Cancer Institute) and reducing readmission rates for patients with cognitive impairment (funded by the National Institute on Aging). A key UW Health Partner is the UW Health Information Management Center (UW HIMC), a new UW Health workgroup developing an enterprise-wide data warehouse. HIP has also created an analytics resource for the UW Health Accountable Care Organization.

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Access Community Health Centers

Access Community Health Centers in Madison, WI is one of more than 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Centers nationwide that provide medical, dental, mental heatlh, and other services to low income and medically underserved communities. With multiple locations in the Madison area, Access served over 25,000 Dane county residents in the last year.


Access Community Health Centers are collaborating with HIP investigators to examine the impact of coordinated behavioral health care on benzodiazepine prescription rates.

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Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield Clinic is a private, non-profit multi-specialty physician group practice with clinics throughout a 29-county primary service area in northern, central, and western Wisconsin. It provides roughly 3.8 million ambulatory care visits each year. Marshfield Clinic was established in the city of Marshfield in 1916, and now operates 57 primary, specialty, and comprehensive care clinics in 40 communities.


HIP investigators are collaborating with the Marshfield Clinic on projects to improve healthcare quality, including improving discharge communication for patients discharged from hospitals affiliated with Marshfield Clinic (funding by the Wisconsin Partnership Program).

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Unity Health Insurance

Unity Health Insurance is a health maintenance organization that serves over 130,000 members located in south central Wisconsin, primarily in Dane County. Unity is wholly-owned subsidiary of University Health Care, Inc., an affiliate of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation.


HIP is working with Unity Health Insurance on projects to improve healthcare quality and value, including the quality of care for patients with diabetes.

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