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February 13, 2020


SALT LAKE CITY, UT, February 13, 2020 — The Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) board of directors has appointed Brian Chin as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the strategic and day-to-day leadership of the company and will also join UHIN’s Board of Directors.

Brian succeeds UHIN’s former President and CEO, Teresa Rivera, who announced her desire to step down last Fall . 

“After completing a full and thorough selection process, the Board and I believe that Brian is the right person to lead UHIN forward. His strong command of our organization and our current business, and his clear vision for the future of UHIN and its role in our community, make him an ideal CEO,” said Marc Bennett, Chairman of the UHIN Board. “We are excited to work with Brian to continue building that future.”

Brian has served UHIN for nearly ten years, most recently as Interim CEO. He has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer for the past seven years. 

“I am honored and excited to move UHIN forward and thank the Board for their support,” said Brian. “As we move forward together, our focus is the future of our company, its stakeholders, and healthcare transformation in our communities. I care about our community, our people, and our mission. I care about making a difference.”

Brian steps into his new role effective immediately. Maria Johnson, formerly UHIN’s Director of Finance, has been appointed to succeed Brian as CFO.

About UHIN: UHIN is a nonprofit company that connects healthcare providers, payers, state government and other stakeholders in order to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality and access for the community. We enable providers, payers and patients to exchange important information electronically. UHIN focuses on creating solutions that work for the entire healthcare community, from single-provider practices to large integrated healthcare systems. For more information, visit www.uhin.org.


What are the annual Provider Education Summits?

What are the annual Provider Education Summits?

 You may have heard about the The Provider Education Summits (PES), but what are they and who are they for? Simply put, the PES is a series of healthcare education events for Utah’s provider community, specifically billers, coders, and office managers.

Hosted by UHIN, the summits are a collaboration between multiple healthcare organizations and feature a wide range of engaging subjects, including the ever-popular Payer Panel. Sessions typically cover important topics, such as Medicaid/Medicare, audits, compliance, denials/rejections, payer reimbursements, appeals, EDI basics, and documentation improvements.

What started in 1998 as a single room of tables staffed by local payer and practice management teams answering questions from a few dozen provider staffs, has now grown to a four-location summit that attracts more than 450 attendees each year. A diverse range of provider settings are represented, allowing excellent collaboration and networking opportunities.

In 2020 there will be more than a dozen separate breakout sessions from experts throughout the community and the Payer Panel will feature as 15 payer representatives participating in an hour-long Q&A session. Vendors and payer organizations are also part of a separate vendor hall where they can engage with attendees throughout the day.

As a non-profit organization, UHIN is dedicated to inspiring, educating, and connecting Utah’s healthcare community. The annual PES events will continue to play a vital role in that vision.

Learn more about the 2020 PES at https://uhin.org/events/pes2020/!

The 2020 PES dates and locations:

Provo, March 31: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/provider-education-summit-2020-provo-tickets-90197530241

St. George, April 7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/provider-education-summit-2020-st-george-tickets-90196667661

Layton, April 15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/provider-education-summit-2020-layton-tickets-90195299569

Salt Lake, April 16: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/provider-education-summit-2020-salt-lake-city-tickets-90184878399