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  • Summer 2021 Newsletter
    Summer is here and UHIN has already been cookin’ in 2021. We’ve made some big new CHIE connections, launched a new partnership with three other healthcare organizations, opened registration for […]
  • We’ve Got You Covered in the Mountain West: New Link Between QHN and UHIN!
    New Connections and Better Coverage UHIN and Western Colorado’s Quality Health Network (QHN) are pleased to announce a more tightly linked connection between our health information exchanges which will improve […]
  • Bi-Directional Exchange: Physician Fee Schedule Update
    The CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule introduced the HIE Bi-Directional Exchange measure for MIPS. Financial incentives are available for providers who participate in an HIE that both sends and […]
  • UHIN Partners on New Joint Venture, BeyondHIE
    UHIN will Join Three other Health Care Organizations Poised to Transform Health Care BOISE, Idaho — Four health care organizations are partnering to create a new company focused on helping health information exchanges (HIEs) […]
  • Spring 2021 Newsletter
    A full quarter is in the rear-view mirror now, and it’s already been a fun 2021. UHINt was given its proper send off, MYUHIN is getting rave reviews, The Annual […]
  • Hospitals, The CHIE and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule
    Hospitals should prepare now for the new Conditions of Participation The New CMS Condition of Participation Requires Hospitals to Share E-Notifications What does this new rule mean for hospitals? On […]
  • Dr. Don Rucker – HIT 2020 Highlights
    Dr. Don Rucker presented at the 2020 HIT Conference in his capacity as the National Coordinator for Health IT at the ONC. To view the video recording of the entire […]
  • ONC Announces Unified Specification for Address in Health Care – Project US@
    The ONC Addresses Patient Addresses with New Specification A new standard The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)  announced Tuesday that it will develop a unified […]
  • Top 3 Takeaways from HIT 2020
    With the 2020 HIT Conference in the rearview mirror, we wanted to talk a look back at the highlights. Our Top 3 Takeaways from HIT 2020: 1 The top sessions […]
  • A “Thank You” Meal for our community COVID-19 testing site teams
    This holiday weekend we at UHIN would like to express our gratitude to all of you who are battling this pandemic. As a small token of appreciation, we are sending […]
  • HHS Extends Compliance Dates for Information Blocking Requirements
    HHS Extends Compliance Dates for Information Blocking Requirements 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule deadlines delayed due to pandemic HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced […]
  • 2020 HIT Conference
    November 10-11 | Virtual 2-Day Event CONNECTING DATA, UNITING HEALTHCARE This year, HIT will focus on tech and data solutions that connect the healthcare community when they need it most.
  • The CHIE Adds New Data Sources
    The CHIE continues to add important data sources, providing healthcare professionals with vital medical information when it is needed most. Recently, several clinics and post-acute care facilities began contributing data […]
  • UHIN Annual Forum 2020
    The UHIN Annual Forum is a virtual, half-day event to discuss pressing issues regarding patient data access, interoperability, and the future of healthcare in Utah.
  • RNs in Primary Care
    This session is focused on encounters within primary care that may be led by an RN, including: the Annual Wellness Visit, Transitional Care Management, Chronic Care Management, End of Life and SBIRT. Additionally, we will explore other encounter types that may be led by a team of RNs in primary care.
  • COVID-19 Lab Result Alerts – FAQ
    UHIN is sending COVID-19 lab result alerts directly from hospitals to healthcare providers, ACOs and care managers in and around the state of Utah.
  • Soft Skills are the new Hard Skills, and Here’s Why
    We’ve minimized soft skills for decades. Compelling research shows we’ve been wrong all along. Yes, skills and experience remain important. However, the lack of characteristics of trust, mutual respect, and integrity can quite literally destroy an otherwise skilled and experienced team. The data prove out. Come learn why and what you can do about it.
  • The Weakest Link: Identifying and Vanquishing Compliance Risks
    The precipitous rise of cyber attacks, new privacy regulations, stricter enforcement, and private litigation are changing the compliance landscape right beneath our feet. At the same time, some of the best ways to keep your practice compliant are simple, inexpensive and straightforward. Together we will explore today’s threats to your practice and the uncomplicated, totally reasonable steps you can take to address them.
  • Executive Director of UDOH Issues Memorandum for All COVID-19 Lab Results
    Dr. Joseph K. Miner, Executive Director at the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), asked all healthcare organizations to report all of their COVID-19 lab test results through UHIN.
  • Medicaid Expansion in Utah
    This presentation by RyLee Curtis and Michael Hales walks attendees through the recent implementation of Medicaid expansion in Utah. They will cover eligibility, approved waivers, and pending waivers that will shape the future of Medicaid in Utah.