Newsletter: May 2024 Issue

UHIN Monthly Newsletter

MAY 2024

For many of us, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. Hard to believe we’re heading into June! In this month’s newsletter, we look at the importance of resilient, redundant and interoperable systems, the events and webinars coming up, and we attempt to foretell everything that will happen for the rest of the year.

Remember to join us on LinkedIn for frequent news and updates!


The first half of this year was packed with exciting news and rocked by tech incidents. While we can’t predict the future, we can plan a better path ahead

Look into your crystal ball 🔮 What are your predictions (big or small) for things to come in healthcare this year? And, what are your goals that you hope to accomplish? We want to hear from you! 


John Lynn and Colin Hung look at where the industry stands just two months following the ransomware attack. For healthcare professionals, this could be a watershed moment for information security, revenue cycle management (RCM) and back-up planning for potential, future incidents.


City connected with blue lines of communication

Our most recent blog post (authored by Brian Chin, UHIN’s CEO) addresses the importance of redundant and resilient healthcare systems, and how they support seamless interoperability in times of crisis. There are, of course, great benefits and challenges when it comes to maintaining interoperability during disaster recovery (see them below👇).


September 13: Utah Medical Association (UMA) annual House of Delegates in Midvale, UT

October 15-17: Civitas Annual Conference in Detroit, MI

​​​​More to come: Stay tuned!


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We’ll host training sessions on the new CHIE platform, specifically for portal users. Stay tuned for more details on our virtual Payer Panels where you can ask questions and get answers from health plan representatives.


May is Mental Health Month. Our partners and customers offer services and solutions that can help, including AARP Utah’s mental health and wellness resources and Valley Behavioral Health’s treatment programs and services for children and youth. We invite you to learn how you can get involved all year by visiting Mental Health America.



Newsletter: April 2024 Issue

UHIN Monthly Newsletter

APRIL 2024

This month we announced our affiliation with Comagine Health and added new CHIE data sources from CommonSpirit Health. We look forward to growing with our new strategic partners, customers, and you! Keep reading for what else happened in April and what’s coming up next month.​​​​​​

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“Aligning our health care knowledge and expertise through affiliation is a profound opportunity to advance our parallel missions, while delivering greater success to our customers and partners. We have collaborated successfully for more than a decade. As affiliates, UHIN and Comagine Health can serve as a unified force for change in health care for the foreseeable future.”

​​​​​​- Brian Chin, UHIN’s Chief Executive Officer

Keep scrolling for more information on our affiliation.


Comagine logo, UHIN logo, Comagine and UHIN affiliation announcement

We have announced our official affiliation with Comagine Health, a national nonprofit healthcare consulting firm. We have a long history of working together over the last decade on federal and state initiatives to advance electronic health record (EHR) adoption, cost transparency reporting, capacity and functionality of all-payer claims databases (APCDs) and interoperability and surveillance activities. Combining our technology solutions and Comagine Health’s analytic services will enable more actionable health insights and more sustainable, transformational improvements for communities.​​​​​​


CommonSpirit health logo, UHIN logo, New data source CommonSpirit Health

The CHIE continues to add important data sources, providing healthcare professionals with vital medical information when it is needed most. Recently, we’ve onboarded CommonSpirit Health as a data source.


WEDI spring conference

We’re attending the WEDI Spring Conference from May 13 – 16 (virtually). We look forward to learning more from experts, like Aneesh Chopra, about solutions to improve information exchange, enhance care quality, and reduce cost and burden. 

Are you planning to attend online, too?


In addition to online product trainings for our customers, we’re preparing virtual payer panels for later this year. These will be similar to the payer panels you may have attended in previous years at the HIT Conference.


We’re reading the recent CAQH report on the wide differences in administrative transaction costs for generalists, specialists and behavioral health providers. “The medical industry spends an astonishing $83 billion annually on staff time to conduct routine administrative transactions between providers and health plans during and after a patient-provider encounter. Providers shoulder 97 percent of these costs.”



Newsletter: March 2024 Issue

UHIN Monthly Newsletter

MARCH 2024

“Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Such was life in the healthcare information technology sector this month. We collectively faced daunting cyber circumstances and peered into an optimistic future filled with the possibilities of A.I., resilient and redundant networks, and healthcare interoperability for all.


Cyberattacks affect all of us. We're here to help.

UHIN is dedicated to maintaining interoperability for all payers, providers and partners. When an event as large as the Change Healthcare cyber incident impacts our community, we know we need to serve as a bridge to stable ground. Read more about the actions we’re taking to support our community at this time.


We’re actively supporting Providers by expediting enrollment with Payers to get claims flowing again. Providers can leverage our solutions to create and send professional and institutional claims, submit via SFTP, file tool or online hand-entry, check claims status, manage denials and rejections, and search, view, and download payment information.

We can connect with health plans, so they may receive claims from providers through a direct connection to our clearinghouse. Empower your provider network by elevating your collaboration efforts, securely sharing information and data, and providing better affordable care for your members.​​​​​​


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The alarming rise in cyber threats – namely ransomware – highlight the urgent need for enhanced cyber resiliency and robust security measures in healthcare. Read our recent blog post with five ways to reduce your risk and secure personal health information (PHI) from cyberattacks.


HIMSS shared their recap of the 2024 Global Health Conference & Exhibition (March 11-15 in Orlando). Cybersecurity, A.I.,and health equity and access to care delivery were big themes this year. What were you most excited to learn at HIMSS this year?


We’re preparing a series of online trainings for CHIE users this year. Explore our new platform and share feedback with our HIT experts. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming trainings.


Comagine Health logo

Comagine Health President and CEO Marc Bennett addresses how the organization has been managing competing tensions while building partnerships to serve as a prime contractor for the 13th Statement of Work in the Midwest CMS QIN-QIO Region 6.



Newsletter: February 2024 Issue

Thanks for spending this extra day going around the sun with us. In February, we dove into the 2023 CAQH Index Report and prepared for the CHIE’s migration to a new platform.

One more thing: For our providers experiencing disruptions in their claims management due to the Change cyberattack, we’re here to help. Please contact us to fast track your enrollment with payers at customersuccess@uhin.org.


American Heart Month

In February we recognized Black History Month and American Heart Month. Here are just a couple ways to support and celebrate these causes throughout the entire year:

For health care professionals and clinicians, use the resources in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) heart toolkit to support their patients, especially women, by listening to their heart.

In Utah? Dive into Utah’s rich black history at the Utah Black History Museum! Find the mobile exhibit across Utah this year or consider donating.​


CHIE platform

The new platform empowers CHIE users to better understand patient populations, provide greater care, reduce waste while improving quality, and pinpoint at-risk patients to intervene before their next encounter.

After consulting with our community’s advisory committee, we will be migrating five years of data with the exception of opt out consents, immunizations, allergies, and colonoscopies for which a longer history will be migrated.

Technical implementation is currently underway and we anticipate user migrations will start in Q2 of 2024. We will keep all CHIE users informed of our progress via email.


Copyright CAQH

We published two blog posts sharing our thoughts on the most recent CAQH Index released earlier this month. How did electronic transaction adoption and healthcare administration change in 2023 for both providers and payers? Keep reading to find out.


Our CEO, Brian Chin, recently attended ViVe 2024. Artificial Intelligence was a hot topic this year, as you may have expected. Check out a few photos from the conference here.

Are you going to HIMSS 2024? Let us know what you’re most excited to see while in Orlando next month at communications@uhin.org.


We have online trainings coming up for the new CHIE platform. Please sign up for CHIE updates and our Events notifications to add these to your calendar so you don’t miss a thing!


Do you have something your peers in healthcare and tech just have to know about? An innovative interoperability solution or point of view? Please email us at communications@uhin.org and we’ll include links to our favorite community content each month.

Next month we’ll attend HIMSS 2024 and help to raise awareness of the risks and symptoms of diabetes on American Diabetes Alert Day (March 26). 


Newsletter: January 2024 Issue

We’re excited to start sending our new newsletter in 2024. Each month we’ll share insights and articles from our in-house experts, HIT news, event announcements, product updates, and more.


We celebrated our 30th anniversary! Thank you to our founders, partners, board of directors, customers, and staff who have supported us for more than three decades.

We enjoyed seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends at the WEDI National Conference, Civitas Annual Conference, Texas and California Association of Health Plans Annual Conferences, AWS re:Invent, Utah Health Association Fall Leadership Conference, and the Utah Medical Association Annual House of Delegates Meeting.

We hosted the 2023 HIT Conference focused on the “Future of Healthcare Interoperability.” 250 attendees joined us in Salt Lake City to hear keynote addresses by Dr. Angela Dunn (Executive Director, Salt Lake County Health Department) and Joy Rios (Founder and CEO of the “HIT Like a Girl” podcast), and attended sessions with thought leaders from UHIN, the University of Utah Health, Select Health, Amazon, One Utah Health Collaborative, KLAS, Canary Speech, Comagine Health, healthKERI, HL7 International, Redstone, Brigham Young University, Shoreline, and Noridian Healthcare Solutions.


MYUHIN crossed one million claims submissions in 2023. Our billing solution empowers thousands of healthcare providers and billers to check eligibility and submit claims from anywhere. Click below to learn about all of MYUHIN’s benefits and predictable pricing.


UHIN’s Falls Risk Indicator ingests non-transport information from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) through the state’s National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) and uses an algorithm with data points from the patient record to provide a yes/no risk assessment of a patient’s risk of falling in the short term. As a physician using the CHIE, you can use the Falls Risk Indicator to be notified when your patients are at-risk for damaging falls, and then intervene. Read our recent blog post by Michelle Suitor (Director, Clinical Health Information Exchange) about the Falls Risk Indicator below!


We’ll be attending ViVe 2024 (Los Angeles, Feb. 25-28), WEDI Spring Conference (Virtual, May 13-16), and Civitas 2024 Annual Conference (Detroit, Oct. 15-17). We’ll continue to add more throughout the year!

Which conferences and events are you planning to attend this year? If you need some ideas, see Fierce Healthcare’s “Healthcare conferences to put on your calendar for 2024” below.

We’re preparing a series of online trainings this year for our customers. You will learn about new product features and have the opportunity to share feedback with our HIT experts. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming trainings!


We’d like for our newsletter to include everyone: our customers, partners, industry experts, and anyone with a compelling story to share. Got something your peers in healthcare and tech just have to know? An innovative interoperability solution or point of view?

Please email us at communications@uhin.org and we’ll include links to our favorite community content each month.