In an official Memorandum issued earlier this month, 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.
This request, says Dr. Miner in the Memorandum, “is consistent with the reporting and data exchange of other healthcare information that is already done through UHIN.”
The Memorandum reads as follows:
“To: All healthcare partners performing lab tests for COVID 19
The reporting of lab test results in a timely fashion to the appropriate individuals and/or agencies has always been important. Every agency that performs laboratory testing has established reporting systems to assure that this is done. This includes the importance of entering the appropriate results into the State’s Epitrax system.
Now that we are dealing with the COVID 19 pandemic, there is a need for a more comprehensive lab reporting system to assure that results for COVID 19 tests are received by all parties with a need to know.
To this end, we would like to encourage the reporting of all COVID 19 lab test results through the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) in addition to reporting to Epitrax. This request is consistent with the reporting and data exchange of other healthcare information that is already done through UHIN, in addition to billing information.”