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EpicCare Link


UW Health is pleased to offer Care Link, a web-based system that allows physicians and designated clinical staff access to documentation regarding a shared patient’s care. Patients who receive care at UW Hospital and Clinics, American Family Children's Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, the UW Health Rehab Hospital or UW Health outpatient clinics will have their health care records available for their primary care physicians' review.


How does Care Link work?


After establishing a Care Link account with a secure user name and password, referring physicians may access patient reports whenever their patients have encounters at UW Health. Physicians may elect to receive an e-mail notification that contains all newly-released information regarding patients' treatment, and log in at their convenience to access the information.


What information is available?


Access to the patient’s clinic and inpatient records and results is provided to physicians and designated clinical staff.


What equipment is needed to access Care Link records?


Care Link requires no special software. All physicians need is an Internet connection. The application is available at no charge and can be accessed through a website that is user name- and password-protected.


How can a new organization/provider get access to UW Health Care Link?


Contact the UW Health Health Information Exchange team at The requesting organization must have a volume of shared patients sufficient to support providing Care Link access. An organizational Care Link Site Agreement is required and must be signed by appropriate organizational contracting person and privacy officer. Designation of a site coordinator and an audit trail reviewer and compliance audits are required by the organization, with reporting back to the UW Health Compliance Department


UW Health Care Everywhere


Patient authorization is required to access health information via Care Everywhere. The authorization for access for health care organizations within Wisconsin is valid for 365 days. Health care organizations outside Wisconsin are required to obtain patient authorization at each point of care.


Setting Up Electronic Exchange for Meaningful Use Transitions of Care (TOC)

  • If you use EPIC as your electronic medical record, please contact your Epic TS to obtain UW Health's provider file.
  • If you do not use EPIC but use MaxMD as your HISP, please contact MaxMD to obtain UW Health's provider file.

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