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1Overview of the Department of Health Services (DHS) and Division of Public Health (DPH) Good Afternoon.It is a pleasure to be here with you today.Congratulations on your position in Public Health.This presentation will familiarize you with state government.There are four objectives for this presentation:Describe the Department and Division location and role in State government.A. Review State government structureB. Organizational chartDescribe the Department’s mission, goals, values, and organizational structure.A. MissionB. VisionC. GoalsD. Organizational structure3. Describe the Division of Public Health organizational structure and function.A. DPH AdministratorsB. DPH Central Office and BureausC. DPH Regional OfficesDetermine Bureau or Office responsibility areas within the Division of Public Health.Nancy McKenney, RDH, MSDirector of Workforce DevelopmentOffice of Policy and Practice AlignmentWisconsin Division of Public HealthWisconsin Department of Health Services
2Wisconsin government agencies, boards, commissions and departments are located in this index.
3There are three branches of Wisconsin government: Legislative Branch – which is comprised of the senate and the assembly, service agencies and staff that assist the legislatorsJudicial Branch – which includes the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, circuit courts, and municipal courts, along with staff and advisory groups that assist the courts.Executive Branch – which is headed by the Governor, and includes five other elected constitutional officers (a total of 6), 18 departments, and 11 independent agencies created by statute.Elected Constitutional Officers:Governor: Scott WalkerLieutenant Governor: Rebecca KleefischSecretary of State: Douglas J. LaFolleteTreasurer: Kurt SchullerAttorney General: J.B. Van HollenState Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Evers
6Dennis Smith, Secretary Karen McKeown, RN, MSN,AdministratorHenry A. Anderson, MDState Health OfficerDennis Smith, SecretaryWithin the Department of Health Services there are 3 offices and 6 Divisions.Offices:Office of the Secretary – Dennis Smith, SecretaryOffice of Legal Counsel – Mary Spear, Chief Legal CounselOffice of Policy Initiatives and Budget – AdministratorDivisions:Division of Enterprise Services (DES) , Thomas Wiegers, Administrator –DES provides management support for the department related to fiscal services, information technology and personnel issues2. Division of Health Care Access and Accountability (DHCAA) Brett Davis, AdministratorDHCAA is responsible for administering programs such as Medicaid, BadgerCare, FoodShare, SeniorCare and disability determination3. Division of Long Term Care (DLTC) Pris Boroniec , Administrator DLTC oversees the provision of long-term support options for the elderly and people with disabilities. DLTC also operates the Department's institutions for persons with developmental disabilities and handles quality assurance of adult care programs and facilities4. Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) Linda Harris, Administrator DMHSAS develops programs that prevent, postpone or lessen dependence on mental health/substance abuse services. DMHSAS also ensures quality care and treatment in the Department's institutes and secure treatment facilitiesDivision of Public Health (DPH) Karen McKeown, Administrator and Henry Anderson, MD, State Health OfficerDPH is responsible for providing public health services and environmental and public health regulationDivision of Quality Assurance (DQA) Ottis Woods, AdministratorDQA certifies, licenses and surveys approximately 46 kinds of health care and residential programs in the state of Wisconsin
7Wisconsin Department of Health Services OUR MISSIONTo support economic prosperity andquality of life, the Department of HealthServices exercises multiple roles in theprotection and promotion of the health andsafety of the people of Wisconsin.DHS, 2012Who are we?Employees of the Department of Health Services follow a common mission. We also focus on specific goals and values in all of our work for the people in Wisconsin.What is our mission?We protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin
8Wisconsin Department of Health Services OUR STRATEGYThe Department supports policies vital to a fairand vibrant marketplace that deliversaffordable, high-quality healthcare to ourcitizens and leverages our state's tradition ofstrong health outcomes, innovation and worldclass provision of healthcare.DHS, 2012Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)The Department supports policies vital to a fair and vibrant marketplace that deliversaffordable, high-quality healthcare to our citizens and leverages our state's tradition ofstrong health outcomes, innovation and world class provision of healthcare
9Wisconsin Department of Health Services OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLESWe serve the citizens who have entrusted us with important responsibilities and funds they earned.Our healthcare costs are not sustainable at current levels. We need new models for care delivery, regulation development, prevention strategies, risk sharing and purchasing.In this transformation, we must enhance the role of our citizens as primary stakeholders in managing their health and associated costs.DHS, 2012We serve the citizens who have entrusted us with important responsibilities and funds they earned.Our healthcare costs are not sustainable at current levels. We need new models for care delivery, regulation development, prevention strategies, risk sharing and purchasing.In this transformation, we must enhance the role of our citizens as primary stakeholders in managing their health and associated costs.
10Wisconsin Department of Health Services OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES (CONT.)Competition, choice, and transparency are critical elements to these emerging models if we are to increase the value of healthcare to our citizens.Public programs shall complement rather than compete against the private market. We will work to eliminate cost shifting to the private sector and among different systems (acute, mental health, long-term care).We will continue to provide support systems to help vulnerable people lead fulfilling, self-directed, healthy lives that promote independence, while recognizing the value of and utilizing supports from families and the community.DHS, 2012
11Wisconsin Department of Health Services OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES (CONT.)We will actively promote collaboration in pursuit of innovation, increased value and improved outcomes for the benefit of all our citizens.We will align resources to achieve positive outcomes and hold ourselves accountable for achieving results.DHS, 2012We will actively promote collaboration in pursuit of innovation, increased value and improved outcomes for the benefit of all our citizens.We will align resources to achieve positive outcomes and hold ourselves accountable for achieving results
13Wisconsin Division of Public Health Administrator Karen McKeown is the Division of Public Health AdministratorKaren McKeown, RN, MSNAdministratorDivision of Public HealthDepartment of Health Services
14Wisconsin Division of Public Health State Health Officer Dr. Henry Anderson is the State Health Officer.Henry Anderson, MDState Health OfficerDivision of Public HealthDepartment of Health Services
15Wisconsin Division of Public Health Deputy Administrator Sandra Brietborde is the Deputy AdministratorSandra L. K. BreitbordeDeputy AdministratorDivision of Public Health Department of Health Services
16DPH Bureau of Operations Operational & administrative supportBudget development, analysis, and monitoringCommunications and health informationDivision Policies and ProceduresGrant processing and contractingWeb ContentRecords ManagementDonna Moore is the Director of the Bureau of Operations.The Bureau of Operations provides the operational and administrative support for all Division staff as well as the direct support for the Administrator’s Office in the following areas.Budget Development, Analysis and MonitoringCommunications and Health InformationDivision Policies and ProceduresGrant Processing/ContractingWeb ContentRecords ManagementThis Bureau develops and provides oversight of the Division’s biennial budget process; review and monitoring of all grant applications; development and oversight of operating budgets of all Division programs; and monitoring of all Division contracts. The communications team assists the Division in addressing their multi-media communications needs. The team provides technical assistance, consultation and review for print (including forms, surveys, reports, brochures), web-based. video, radio, news releases, press conferences, public service announcements (PSAs) and integrated media campaigns.The Bureau is responsible for interoffice and US mail, Division receptionist, travel/training approval, open records requests, physical plant issues, telecommunications, and Division inventory.Donna Moore, DirectorBureau of Operations
17DPH Office of Policy and Practice Alignment Regional OfficesNortheastSoutheastWesternNorthernSouthernPrimary Health Care ProgramsPrimary Care Cooperative Agreement,Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) designationfederal National Health Service Corps (NHSC)J-1 Visa Waiver programsHealth Care for the Homeless programPolicy SectionState Health Plan (Healthiest Wisconsin 2020)Minority Health ProgramSufficient, Competent and Diverse workforcePublic Health CouncilNational AccreditationQuality ImprovementPartnerships, coalitions, lead systematic planningPatricia Guhleman, DirectorOffice of Policy and PracticeAlignmentDivision of Public HealthPat Guhleman is the Office of Policy and Practice Alignment Director.The Regional Offices of the Division of Public Health primarily function as information pipelines through which central office and local public health departments communicate.They have the responsibility to plan, promote, implement and evaluate comprehensive state and local public health programs and services, and provide professional development opportunities. They also provide technical assistance and consultation for Community Health Assessments and Community Health Plans.The Policy Section develops and implement Division-wide strategic planning, including developing and tracking the State Health Plan (Healthiest Wisconsin 2020); address health disparities; encourage the use of evidence-based practices to promote health equity; promote a sufficient, competent and diverse public health workforce; coordinate the work of the Regional Office nursing consultants; promote evidence-based policy and nursing practice throughout the public health system; prepare Wisconsin's public health system for national accreditation; promote continuous quality improvement for the state and local public health agencies; facilitate partnerships, build coalitions and lead systematic state and community level planning to improve the health of all jurisdictions.The Office is also responsible for overseeing Primary Health Care Programs, including the Primary Care Cooperative Agreement, the Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) designation program, the federal National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and J-1 Visa Waiver programs, and the Health Care for the Homeless program.
18Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health Regions There are five DHS DPH Regions,Northern, Northeastern, Southeastern, Southern, and Western.
19DPH Regional Offices Core Functions Examples Assure consistent and accountable public health services in local governmentProvide leadership in the development of public health system capacityLink the work of DHS and local, tribal, and state public health system partners (ambassadors).Monitor, analyze, plan and facilitate response to regional issues, conditions, events and emergencies.Formal review of all local health departmentsSupport Community Health Assessment & Community Health Improvement Processes and PlansCommunicate DHS, DPH policies, initiatives, and prioritiesCoordinate with DPH Central Office on responses to emergencies/events
20DPH Regional Offices Staffing Regional Office Director Deputy Regional Director (Southeast Region only)Public Health Nurse ConsultantPublic Health Educator or EpidemiologistOffice support staff
21DPH Regional Offices Eau Claire/Western Regional Office 610 Gibson StreetSuite 3Eau Claire, WIPhone: Fax: Elizabeth (Lieske) Giese, Regional DirectorDivision of Public HealthWestern Region
22DPH Regional Offices Rhinelander/Northern Regional Office 2187 N. Stevens StreetSuite #CRhinelander, WI 54501Phone: FAX:Angela Nimsgern, Regional Office DirectorNorthern RegionDivision of Public Health
23DPH Regional Offices Green Bay/Northeast Regional Office 200 N. JeffersonSuite 511Green Bay, WI Phone: FAX:Dennis Hibray, Regional Office DirectorNortheast RegionDivision of Public Health
24DPH Regional Offices Madison/Southern Regional Office 1 West Wilson StreetRoom118Madison, WIPhone: FAX:Robert Harris, Regional Office DirectorSouthern RegionDivision of Public Health
25Division of Public Health DPH Regional OfficesMilwaukee/SoutheastRegional Office819 N. 6th StreetRoom 609AMilwaukee, WI Phone: FAX:Robert HarrisDirectorGeorgia CameronDeputy DirectorSoutheast RegionDivision of Public Health
26DPH Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response Communicable Disease Epidemiology SectionInvestigation and responseTuberculosis, food/water/vector borne diseases, zoonotic diseases, suspected communicable disease outbreaks, and emerging and re-emerging diseasesAIDs/HIV SectionAIDS/HIV epidemic responseAdult Hepatitis prevention and controlImmunization SectionSurveillance and investigation of vaccine preventable diseasesWisconsin Immunization RegistryNational Pharmaceutical StockpileBureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response (BCDER)The Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response is responsible for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Wisconsin, public health and hospital preparedness, and coordination and licensing of emergency medical services.The Bureau provides surveillance and epidemiological follow-up of more than 70 reportable communicable diseases. It is also responsible for monitoring scientific advances in the field of communicable disease prevention and control research, and for incorporating those that are appropriate into public health practice. The Bureau has six sections: AIDS/HIV, Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Immunization, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health and Hospital Preparedness, and Emergency Medical Services Systems and Licensing. The AIDS/HIV Section coordinates the state's public health response to the AIDS/HIV epidemic including surveillance and epidemiologic investigation; HIV testing and referral, partner services, education and risk reduction activities; case management and Ryan White funded care services; and AIDS drug assistance and health insurance premium subsidy programs. It is also responsible for Adult Hepatitis prevention and control.The Communicable Disease Epidemiology Section is responsible for maintaining and improving the surveillance system for communicable diseases. The section has specific responsibility for the epidemiologic investigation and response to tuberculosis, food/water/vector borne diseases, zoonotic diseases, suspected communicable disease outbreaks, and emerging and re-emerging diseases. It also provides infection control consultation to the health care provider community and technical assistance on health risks and health care needs of refugees and other populations arriving in the United States.The Immunization Section is responsible for preventing those communicable diseases for which immunizations are available. The program provides vaccines and technical assistance to health care providers, conducts surveillance and investigation of vaccine preventable diseases, operates the Wisconsin Immunization Registry designed to keep track of immunization histories for Wisconsin citizens, and conducts educational activities to encourage prompt and complete immunization. The section implements the state law that requires certain immunizations for children entering day care centers and schools. It is also responsible for Wisconsin's use of the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile and conduct of mass immunization/prophylaxis in the event of an emergency.Diane ChristenBureau Director
27DPH Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response Emergency Health Care and Preparedness SectionSupports state systems preparation for threats and emergenciesVolunteer Registry (WEAVR, MRC)Pandemic InfluenzaStrategic National StockpilePartner communicationWI Train (e-learning management system)Statewide trauma care systemLicensing, education, training, policy and practice issues related to emergency medical servicesAssure pre-hospital patient care standards are metSexually Transmitted Diseases SectionPrevention and controlDirect patient services and partner referralConsultation and technical assistanceDiane ChristenBureau DirectorThe Public Health and Hospital Preparedness Section supports and enhances the capacity of the state, local public health departments/Tribes, and the healthcare system to prepare for public health threats and emergencies through planning, exercising, responding and training. Functions include planning, coordination and responsibility for: grant management/contract administration; pandemic influenza; the Strategic National Stockpile, performance measures and requirements, including training, drills, exercises and After Action reports, communication (routine, risk, media), partnering and outreach, liaison roles with other public and private agencies, local health departments/tribes, hospitals ,workgroups, expert panels and committees, Volunteer Registry, partner communication and alerting and WI Train (e-learning management system). The purpose of the Section's statewide trauma care system is to reduce death and disability resulting from traumatic injury by decreasing the incidence of trauma, providing optimal care of trauma victims and their families and collecting and analyzing trauma-related data.The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Section is responsible for prevention and control of chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes and the elimination of syphilis. It provides direct patient services and partner referral for syphilis statewide and for other sexually transmitted diseases in southeastern Wisconsin. Section staff provide consultation and technical assistance to local health departments and private health care providers on diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients infected with sexually transmitted diseases. The section also maintains a statewide educational effort to reduce risky sexual behavior and the risk of infection with sexually transmitted diseases.The Emergency Medical Services Systems and Licensing Section (EMS) oversees all licensing, education, training, policy and practice issues related to emergency medical services, manages ambulance service provider grants, and coordinates EMS activities statewide. It is responsible for assuring that pre-hospital patient care standards are met; evaluating the effectiveness of services provided; and following-up on deviations from care standards and other state regulations.
28DPH Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response The Division of fortunate to have Chief Medical Officers, Chief Veterinarians, and a Chief Dental Officer serving the Bureaus.Dr. Kazmierczak and Dr. Vergeront serve the Bureau of Communicable Disease and Emergency Response.James Kazmierczak, DVM WI State VeterinarianBureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response Division of Public HealthJames Vergeront, MD, DirectorHIV/AIDS ProgramBureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response Division of Public Health
29DPH Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response Jeffrey Davis, MDChief Medical OfficerBureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency ResponseDivision of Public Health
30DPH Bureau of Community Health Promotion The Chronic Disease and Cancer Prevention SectionDiabetes Prevention and ControlCardiovascular HealthArthritis Prevention and ControlComprehensive Cancer Prevention and ControlThe Family Health SectionImprove the health of women, infants, and children - including Children and Youth with Special Health Care NeedsEarly screening, and early interventionThe Nutrition and Physical Activity SectionWomen, Infants and Children (WIC) ProgramFarmers’ Market Nutrition ProgramThe Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)Nutritional and Physical Activity ProgramTobacco Prevention SectionReduce tobacco use and exposureThe Director of the Bureau of Community Health Promotion is Susan Uttech.The Bureau of Community Health Promotion has a primary responsibility to provide a statewide model of integrative public health programming across the life span. The Bureau of Community Health Promotion has four sections: Chronic Disease and Cancer Prevention Section, Family Health Section, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section, and Tobacco Prevention Section.The Chronic Disease and Cancer Prevention Section has responsibility to plan, promote, implement and evaluate comprehensive population and evidence-based programs using best practices in the following areas: Diabetes Prevention and Control, Cardiovascular Health, Arthritis Prevention and Control and Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control.The Family Health Section has responsibility to improve the health of women, infants, children including Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN), teens and families as they progress through the critical developmental milestones of life. A major emphasis of the programs within the Family Health Section involves prevention, early screening, and early intervention. Examples of the continuum include universal newborn hearing screening, early identification of pregnancy, and breast and cervical cancer screening.The Nutrition and Physical Activity Section has responsibility for a variety of public health nutrition education and food programs. WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) and WIC FMNP (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) provide both supplemental nutritious foods and the critical nutrition information needed for healthy growth. TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) and CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) provide USDA commodity foods to low income families. Several nutrition education programs such as the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, 5 A Day for Better Health, and the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program promote healthy eating and physical activity for good health. The Section is also responsible for addressing food insecurity and hunger.The Tobacco Prevention Section has responsibility to reduce tobacco use and exposure in every Wisconsin community. This is accomplished through programs that use best practices to prevent the initiation of smoking by youths and adults, promoting treatment for persons with tobacco-related addictions, and protecting all residents from exposure to environmental smoke.Susan Uttech, DirectorBureau of Community HealthPromotionDivision of Public Health
31DPH Bureau of Community Health Promotion Dr. Sharon Fleischfresser and Dr. Warren LeMay serve the Bureau of Community Health Promotion in the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Oral Health Programs.Sharon Fleischfresser, MDMedical DirectorChildren and Youth withSpecial Health Care NeedsBureau of Community Health PromotionDivision of Public HealthVacancyChief Dental OfficerOral Health ProgramBureau of Community Health PromotionDivision of Public Health
32DPH Bureau of Community Health Promotion Dr. Murray Katcher is the Chief Medical Officer for the Bureau of Community Health Promotion and Dr. Mark Wegner serves in the Chronic Disease and Cancer Prevention Section.Murray Katcher, MD, PhDChief Medical OfficerBureau of Community Health PromotionDivision of Public HealthMark Wegner, MD, MPHBureau of Community Health PromotionDivision of Public Health
33DPH Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health Health Hazard Evaluation SectionTrack environmental and occupational diseases/conditionsAssess uncontrolled hazardous waste sitesTechnical support forIndoor air qualityAsthma, other environmental issuesResearches and informs on health risks associated with sports fish consumptionGroundwater and ambient air quality standardsLead and Asbestos SectionTracks adult and childhood lead poisoningPolicies and guidance on casesPromotes prevention strategiesMaintain registry of lead-safe and lead-free propertiesCertifies lead and asbestos workersChuck Warzecha is the Director of the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health.The Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health has four sections: Health Hazard Evaluation Section, Lead and Asbestos Section, Food Safety and Recreational Licensing Section and the Radiation Protection Section.The Health Hazard Evaluation Section tracks environmental and occupational diseases and conditions, performs assessment of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, provides technical support on indoor air quality, asthma and other environmental issues and conducts research and provides information regarding the health risks associated with sports fish consumption. Toxicologists within the Section prepare recommendations for groundwater and ambient air quality standards.The Lead and Asbestos Section tracks adult and childhood lead poisoning in Wisconsin, prepares policies and guidance on case follow-up and management, and develops strategies to prevent lead poisoning. A registry of lead-safe and lead-free properties is maintained. Also section staff certify lead and asbestos workers. More information can be found atChuck Warzecha, DirectorBureau of Environmental andOccupational HealthDivision of Public Health
34DPH Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (cont.) Food Safety and Recreational Licensing SectionLicenses restaurants, lodging facilities, swimming pools and spas, campgrounds, recreational/educational camps and body art practitioners and facilitiesRegisters environmental health professionals and certifies food managersThe Radiation Protection SectionInspects and licenses X-ray devices and mammography facilities, radioactive materials and devices and tanning devicesTechnical support regarding the control of indoor radon and provides environmental monitoring around Wisconsin’s nuclear energy facilitiesMaintains emergency response capability for energy or transportation incidents, or potential acts of terrorism involving radioactive materials(Continued)The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing Section licenses restaurants, lodging facilities, swimming pools and spas, campgrounds, recreational/educational camps and body art practitioners and facilities. The Section also registers environmental health professionals and certifies food managers.The Radiation Protection Section inspects and licenses X-ray devices and mammography facilities, radioactive materials and devices and tanning devices. The Section provides technical support regarding the control of indoor radon and provides environmental monitoring around Wisconsin’s nuclear energy facilities. The Section maintains emergency response capability for energy or transportation incidents, or potential acts of terrorism involving radioactive materials.Chuck Warzecha, DirectorBureau of Environmental andOccupational HealthDivision of Public Health
35DPH Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health Dr. Henry Anderson is the Chief Medical Officer for the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health.Henry Anderson, MD, Chief Medical OfficerBureau of Environmental and Occupational HealthDivision of Public Health
36DPH Office of Health Informatics State Registrar/Vital Records SectionRegisters vital events – (e.g. births, deaths, marriages)Train local vital records office personnelManages all WI vital recordsHealth Analytics SectionMaintains Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (registry)Maintains Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting SystemProvide health care provider and health care services dataDemographic data and population estimatesBehavioral Risk Factor and Family Health SurveyPregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)Analyze data bases and reportsWeb-based interactive query systems for local and statewide health informationEdit all office publicationsOversee Office Web sites, Health Statistics, Consumer Guide to Health CareOskar Anderson is the Director for the Office of Health Informatics.The Office units include State Registrar/Vital Records; Health Care Information; Population Health Information; eHealth Initiative; Public Health Information Network; and Senior Epidemiologist.The State Registrar/Vital Records Unit carries out state vital statistics functions as established in Chapter 69, Wisconsin Statutes. The Registration and Statistics Unit registers all vital events - births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces, declarations of domestic partnership, and terminations of domestic partnership. The unit also trains personnel in local vital records offices to assure vital records policies and procedures are followed uniformly throughout the state. The Special Records and Preservation Unit files, amends, preserves, stores and issues copies of all Wisconsin vital records. The Customer Service Unit accepts and processes applications for copies of vital records from citizens.The Health Care Information Unit maintains the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (registry) and the Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System. It also provides data on health care providers and health care services to the Department for epidemiological and administrative use. The Population Health Information Unit provides demographic data and constructs population estimates. It conducts two population surveys (Behavioral Risk Factor Survey and Family Health Survey), oversees the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), and provides analysis including linked data bases and reports. The unit also develops and maintains Web-based interactive query systems that provide local and statewide health information. The unit edits and reviews all office publications and oversees Office Web sites, including Health Statistics, the Consumer Guide to Health Care, and others.Oskar Anderson, DirectorOffice of Health Informatics
37DPH Office of Health Informatics (cont.) State Health Information Technology CoordinatorDevelop health information exchange across the public and private sectorsLink HIT and health information exchange plans with prevention and disease management activitiesPublic Health Information Network (PHIN) Coordinator/Informatics Architecture SectionIntegrate public health information for quick retrievalDisease detection and monitoring, data analysis, secure network communications, emergency alert and response, and knowledge managementSenior EpidemiologistAdvance knowledge-sharing and managementEstablish best practices for data collection management, analysis and disseminationPromote Public Health Information NetworkAlso within the Office of Health Informatics, Denise Webb is the State Health Information Technology Coordinator in the Office of Health Informatics.eHealth Initiative: The eHealth Initiative will advance investments in health information technology to improve the quality, safety and value of health care and to develop a secure, trusted, technically compatible statewide health information exchange across the public and private sectors. It will link health information technology and health information exchange plans with prevention and disease management activities and support the Governor's eHealth Care Quality and Patient Safety Board.Public Health Information Network (PHIN): PHIN focuses on integrating information contributed by the public health community and its partners so that it can be appropriately and quickly retrieved, analyzed, and shared. The PHIN will support the entire spectrum of public health activities in the state through disease detection and monitoring, data analysis, secure network communications, emergency alert and response, and knowledge management.The Senior Epidemiologist furthers a knowledge-sharing and knowledge-management culture by establishing best practices for data collection, as well as management, analysis and dissemination and fostering more effective use of the Public Health Information Network.Oskar Anderson, DirectorOffice of Health Informatics
38SourcesList of State AgenciesWisconsin Blue BookWisconsin Department of Health Services