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.


UW Health

UW Health is the nationally recognized, integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with approximately 1,500 physicians serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the upper Midwest and beyond. Its faculty and researchers engage in research, education, and clinical care at UW Health's clinic locations, University Hospital, UW Health at the American Center, American Family Children's Hospital, the UW Carbone Cancer Center, other Madison hospitals, and approximately 90 regional locations. UW Health also partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) to fulfill its missions.

Key focus areas: predictive analytics, implementation science

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) is a voluntary, non-profit consortium of healthcare provider organizations committed to public reporting in an effort to bring meaning to performance measurement information that improves the quality and affordability of healthcare in Wisconsin, in turn improving the health of individuals and communities. Physician groups, hospitals, and health plans representing 60% of all Wisconsin physicians report on 53 quality metrics through WCHQ, which are made publicly available through the WCHQ website

Key focus areas: public reporting, disparities in care, geographic distribution of health

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 high quality, reliable, integrated claims 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 Databases in the nation, which includes more than 4.8 million individuals (>84% of Wisconsin’s population), and over 423 million claims.

Key focus area: identifying low value care

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. 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, promote evidence-based practices, and advocate for and help shape public policy and funding decisions related to healthy aging.

Key focus area: diabetes self-management

Quartz

Quartz provides the management and administrative services for Unity Health Insurance, Gundersen Health Plan, and Physicians Plus, who joined forces under the Quartz name in 2017. Quartz focuses on community-based health care and broad access to primary and specialty physicians for 275,000 customers in southwest Wisconsin and beyond, including UW Health, Gundersen Health System, UnityPoint Health - Meriter, and other local health care providers.

Key focus area: healthcare utilization, medication adherence

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.

Key focus areas: disparities in care, geographic distribution of health