Digital Health Service Commission

About  the Utah Digital Health Service Commission

The Utah Digital Health Service Commission is a governor-appointed statutory policy advisory body (§26-9f). Its mission is to facilitate and promote the adoption of the secure, effective and efficient exchange of electronic health data and services, as a means to reduce health care costs, enhance quality, increase access, and improve medical and public health services.


January 5, 2017 Meeting: Agenda

Handouts: Digital Health Service Commission 2016-2018 Planning Worksheet by Henry Gardner, Article on Declining Health by Henry Gardner, The ThSisU Advisory Committee by Wu Xu, Claims Data Reporting to UDOH and Issues of All Payer Claims Data (APCD) by Denise Love and Norman Thurston, Claims Data Exchange Between Providers and Payers in Utah by Teresa Rivera, Review of Measures for HIT Goals in the Utah Health IT Strategic Plan by Sarah Woolsey

March 2, 2017 Meeting: Agenda  Minutes

Handouts: Using Data to Speed Outreach by Lee Spears, Mission Health Services by Gary Kelso, Review of Measures for HIT Goals in the Utah Health IT Strategic Plan by Sarah Woolsey

May 4, 2017 Meeting: Agenda  

Handouts: Introduction to HL7 Standards, Challenges of Clinical Data Exchange by Stan Huff

July 20, 2017 Meeting: Agenda  

Handouts: Review of Measures for HIT Goals in the Utah Health IT Strategic Plan by Sarah Woolsey , Efficiency of Payment System: Timeliness, Pre-authorization and Post-adjudication by Preston Marx, HIT 90/10 IAPD Report by Iona Thraen, Project Pivotal by Henry Gardner

January 7, 2016 Meeting: Agenda  Handouts  Minutes

March 3, 2016 Meeting: Agenda   Minutes

Handouts: Clinical Data Needs for Population Health by Karen Coats, Meaningful Use Syndromic Surveillance by Theron Jeppson, Meaningful Use Public Health Measure: Submitting Electronic Immunization Data to USIIS by Establishing an EHR-USIIS HL7 Interface by Nancy McConnell, Newborn Hearing Screening Results and Diagnostic Reports Exchange Project by Stephanie McVicar and Krysta Badger

May 17, 2016 Meeting: Agenda   Minutes

Handout: The ONC Site Visit for the HIE Grant by Sarah Woolsey

July 7, 2016 Meeting: Agenda

Handouts: HIT Strategic Goals: Projects (Strategies) & Objectives Defined by Iona Thraen, Update on the Utah Health IT Strategic Plan by Wyatt Packer,A Utah Mental Health Confidential Information Law by Sarah Woolsey

Staff Support

The Utah Department of Health’s Center for Health Data and Informatics (CHDI) provides staff support to the Commission.

Commission Documents


Mark Hiatt, Chair
Representative of health insurance industry
Regence Blue Cross BlueShield of Utah
Teresa Hughes Riviera
Teresa Hughes Rivera, Chair-Elect
IT Professional involved in digital health service
Henry Gardner
Digital health service advocate
Sarah Lynn Woolsey
Physician Involved in Digital Health Service
Tamara Richards
Nursing representative
Intermountain Healthcare
Randall Rupper
Represents user of digital health service in a public or private institution
VA Medical Center
Craig C. Herzog
Represents non-physician provider involved in digital health service
Dept of Pharmacy, University of Utah Hospital
Andrew Croshaw
Representing a member of the public not involved with Digital Health Service
Leavitt Partners
Mark F. Dalley
Representative of a licensed health care facility
Preston Marx
Rural health consultant
Uintah Basin Healthcare
Todd Bailey
Member Uses Digital Health Service in Serving
Medically Underserved Population
Mountainlands Community Health Center