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What is the mission of the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum?



The mission of the WHBF is to foster and promote one of Wisconsin’s most valuable assets – its high-quality, highly innovative healthcare sector. It will accomplish the mission by creating a forum for members of the business community, hospitals, health systems and others to communicate about challenges and work collaboratively to improve the health and wellness of their employees while better managing costs.


An exciting opportunity exists to tell the story of quality health care in Wisconsin and to engage the state’s business, health and tech development communities in promoting its value and importance to Wisconsin.


As it tells that story, the WHBF will also work to convene and connect healthcare innovators with healthcare providers and others within the broader healthcare sector. The mission would be accomplished in four main ways:

  • Connecting emerging high-tech companies with providers;
  • Sharing best practices and innovations through events, publications and roundtables;
  • Advancing best practices and innovations within the industry;
  • Advocating with policymakers and the news media through compelling story-telling.


Who are the founders of the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum?


The WHBF will leverage the work of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the Wisconsin Technology Council.


Advocate. Advance. Lead. That’s what WHA does for its member hospitals and health systems so they can provide high-quality, affordable, accessible health care for Wisconsin families and communities. WHA is known for its superior government relations results and impactful advocacy on behalf of its members. It was founded in 1920.


Founded in 2001, the Tech Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology advisor to Wisconsin’s governor and the Legislature. It connects entrepreneurs and investors in Wisconsin through events, policy papers and more.


Together, the WHA and Tech Council will help to support the activities of the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum through roundtables and focus groups, employer surveys, conferences and public events, publications of value to the news media and policymakers, advocacy and outreach.


The WHBF is a collaboration between the Tech Council and the WHA, created as an independent organization with a separate board of directors to provide policy direction and oversight.