Seamless Clinic and Community Connections - Stroke Care Across the Continuum

The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) is inviting you to participate in one or both of the webinars in The Disparities in Stroke Care Learning Action Network (LAN) series. The series will consist of two pre-recorded, didactic webinars as pre-work to the two live-virtual learning and networking sessions (one following each of the two recorded webinars).  This FREE webinar series is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Stroke Program at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Funding for the stroke program is made possible by the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Prevention Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The group's mission is to discuss the causes of disparities in stroke care, share solutions, and offer professional networking for improving stroke outcomes across the state of Wisconsin. This session will be hosted by WHA physician improvement advisor Dr. Bobby Redwood with hospital subject matter experts in stroke care available for discussion. The content is appropriate for stroke coordinators, stroke medical directors, quality improvement professionals working to improve stroke care, and any healthcare professional who treats stroke patients.

Each recorded webinar will be followed by a 90-minute Learning Action Networking (LAN) virtual event.



2023 EMTALA Series Part II

Medicare-certified hospitals must follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ regulations and interpretative guidelines for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. This three-part series will focus on problematic areas of EMTALA concepts, adequacy of medical screening and on-call physician issues.

Part II will discuss EMTALA issues including adequacy of medical screening examinations, certification of false labor, observation, inpatient services, outpatient services, EMTALA sign issues and appropriate transfers.


2023 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference

The annual Wisconsin Rural Health Conference is the statewide forum designed to highlight public policy and operations issues affecting rural health care, identify how the delivery of and access to rural health care are changing and identify ways in which data, technology and people processes are improving care and access for rural populations. 



2023 EMTALA Series Part III

Medicare-certified hospitals must follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ regulations and interpretative guidelines for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. This three-part series will focus on problematic areas of EMTALA concepts, adequacy of medical screening and on-call physician issues.

Part III will focus on physician involvement with the EMTALA process including on-call physician schedules, on call physician rules, when an on-call physician must appear in the emergency department and dealing with difficult patient situations including leaving against medical advice or without being seen.


A Focus on Transparency

Kaavio Brown Bag Lunch Summer Series

The WHAIC has developed a new payor detail dashboard that will allow users to understand their payor mix as well as the details behind it, including other facilities in the market, service line and more. In addition, WHAIC will review its Charge Analyzer tool which allows hospitals a systematic way to analyze their charges by offering a “drill down” type of functionality. Join us for this members-only webinar as we focus on transparency!



CISO Panel Discussion

Strategy, Execution, and the Unknowns in Healthcare Cybersecurity


Join us as we conquer the challenges of cybersecurity in healthcare with a panel of industry leading security professionals as they uncover strategies and tactics to reduce cybersecurity risk in your healthcare technology environment. Jennifer Mueller, Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer from Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center will moderate our esteemed panel of information security executives.
In this hour-long discussion, we will ask questions ranging from information security strategy to execution to managing incidents in real time. Join this group of leaders in cybersecurity as we build a healthcare-focused technology community where meaningful conversations take place, and attendees and gain valuable insights from their peers.
Jennifer Mueller – VP and Privacy Officer at the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center
Angela Johnson – CISO at Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Derek Sailors – Information Security Officer at Community Hospital, McCook, NE
Ben Schmitt – CISO at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, IA
Jennifer Mueller – CISO at Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison, WI


WCHQ Statewide Quality Improvement Event & Diabetes Summit

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) has announced that registration is now open for its Statewide Quality Improvement Event & Diabetes Summit. With the theme, “The Next Step in Healthcare Quality Improvement,” the event will take place Thursday, June 22 in Madison, Wisconsin.

“This event is not limited to our WCHQ members,” reported WCHQ President/CEO Gabrielle Rude, PhD. “We invite anyone with an interest in healthcare quality to join us.”
The event features a morning session dedicated to presentations on healthcare quality, including immunizations and disparities in the delivery of mental health care. Afternoon speakers will share important information relating to quality care for patients living with diabetes and obesity.

A featured guest will be Novo Nordisk Patient Ambassador and Hawaiian Celebrity Chef Sam Choy. Sam is best known as a key contributor to “Pacific Rim Cuisine.” He has published several best-selling books, has been featured on the Food Network, and was nominated for, and won, multiple James Beard awards for his work as a chef. Sam will share his story of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and how he hopes to motivate others to keep their health and weight management top of mind.

Please direct all questions regarding this event to WCHQ at


Answering your business questions with Kaavio

Kaavio Brown Bag Lunch Summer Series

The WHAIC team welcomes all data purchasers, and data users, to participate in a short session where we will demonstrate how to use Kaavio and quick reports to answer your business questions. In addition, this session will focus on understanding the additional WHA member dashboards behind the WHA member portal.


Decision Making at Wisconsin Rural Hospitals Utilizing the SHIP Rural Health Dashboard Suite: A focus on what’s *NEW*

Kaavio Brown Bag Lunch Summer Series

To help our rural hospitals grow and expand their data programs, WHAIC, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, has developed a suite of web-based dashboards that includes financial, quality and other data/information for rural hospitals. The development of the Rural Health Dashboards is based on WHAIC’s discharge data, fiscal survey results and quality metrics. The dashboard supports the comparison of target hospital(s) to each other and/or to rural cohort. If you are currently, or are eligible for a SHIP grant, please join us for this informative webinar!



2023 WHA Post-acute Care Conference

This year’s WHA Post-acute Care Conference provides an opportunity for colleagues working on patient care transitions from a variety of positions and perspectives to gather in person to learn from each other and hear from a strong group of presenters.  Please see Agenda for a full look at this year's event. 


2023 Annual Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders Conference

Join nursing leader colleagues for this annual event focusing on leading and developing nurses. Throughout the conference, you will learn how leadership is changing, ways to affect that change, and principles that leaders can use to empower, energize and inspire themselves and those they lead.