It’s Not Just About the Data
The mission of WYFI is to promote a healthier Wyoming by developing a secure, connected, and coordinated statewide health IT system that supports effective and efficient healthcare. Our primary goal is to share patient healthcare information in a secure environment to improve patient care and to reduce system inefficiencies.
We believe WYFI is an influential tool that will improve the efficiency of healthcare information among healthcare facilities across the state. The electronic reorganization of information will lead to improved coverage and management in our facilities, resulting in better care for our neighbors, friends and residents across Wyoming.
WYFI Data Contributors
The Wyoming Frontier Information (WYFI) HIE will be a centralized repository of clinical data of participating patients. Providers, through their Electronic Health Record System (EHR) and also via a web browser, will have the ability to download clinical information to support better care and treatment of patients. All of the HIE data is encrypted and secured, and access to the data is logged and audited. The Wyoming Department of Health, along with CMS have funded the design, development and implementation of WYFI so that Wyoming providers will be able to share patient information electronically and provide patient and care coordination across different care settings in Wyoming. The WYFI will not cost providers a fee to participate through 2021. The WYFI will provide access to data immediately upon provider participation.
Health Catalyst is our HIE vendor.
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Over the past two years, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has completed a thorough assessment of the Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) environment in the state and the options to develop a Wyoming HIE. The information gathered indicated a need for stakeholder collaboration and transparency in any development of a statewide HIE. With this understanding, WDH has set to actively work in partnership with stakeholders early on for this current Wyoming HIE initiative. Stakeholder engagement was identified as critical to the HIE project becoming widely used by the provider community and improving care for Wyoming residents. The Steering Committees serves as the mode in which key stakeholders across the state and healthcare professions to engage and provide insight on the development of the Wyoming HIE.