Utah Health Data Committee

Utah Health Data Committee

The Utah Health Data Committee was created by the laws of the State of Utah.  Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate, and represent various perspectives from industry and community – public health, purchasers, providers, payers, and patients. By law, members are required to have to have experience with health data.

The committee is required to meets at least quarterly; its activities and actions are governed by a set of committee adopted bylaws. View detailed information for scheduled Health Data Committee meetings

Mission Statement (Adopted 1994, Amended 2020):

 

The mission of the Utah Health Data Committee is to support health improvement initiatives through the collection, analysis, and public release of health care information.

Through public-private collaboration, the Committee actively participates in the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of a statewide health data reporting system, which provides accurate and independently validated information regarding health care in the State of Utah.

The Committee implements policies to transform data into objective baseline, trend, and performance measurement information, which is made available while preserving patient privacy and confidentiality.

 

Subcommittees of the HDC:

The Utah Health Data Committee convenes a number of subcommittees, to help ensure its mission and value to the State. The name of each subcommittee and its purpose are listed below:

The HDC Executive Committee works to set the agenda and priorities for HDC meetings, addresses any compliance issues, such as responding to requests by data suppliers for extensions and exemptions. Also, this subcommittee provides support to the Department of Health when responding to legislative requests and issues.

The Utah Payers Advisory Subcommittee (UPAS) provides a forum for entities who submit data to the All Payer Claims Database, to share information and ideas on how to make the data submission process easier or more effective. This subcommittee also helps identify opportunities to provide valuable information to payers serving Utahns. This committee was formerly known as the Payer Task Force (PTF).  

The Utah Healthcare Facilities Subcommittee (UHFS) provides a forum for entities who submit data to the Healthcare Facilities Database, to share information and ideas on how to make the data submission process easier or more effective, and identifies opportunities to provide valuable information to healthcare facilities across the State of Utah. This committee was formerly known as the Facilities Task Force (FTF). 

The Data Use Subcommittee (DUS) helps interpret policies for access and use of HDC data, identifies opportunities to make data usable and actionable, an evaluates specific data use requests for appropriateness.

The Transparency Advisory Group (TAG) works to identify opportunities to make high value information on health care cost and quality available to Utahns – including businesses, consumers, and providers. The TAG also plans outreach and connections with stakeholders across the State. Lastly, the TAG provides expertise, guidance, feedback and input on data publications, to comply  with state law (26-33a).

Utah Health Data Committee Members

Sarah Woolsey

Sarah Woolsey

Public Interest Representative, Chair

Comagine Health

S. David Jackson

S. David Jackson

Business Representative, Vice Chair

NFP: Insurance Brokerage and Consulting

Russell Trujillo

Russell Trujillo

Payer Representative

HSA Health Insurance Company

Mark N. Bair

Mark N. Bair

Physicians Representative

Utah Medical Association

Jim Bradshaw

Jim Bradshaw

Hospital Representative

Intermountain Healthcare

Lynette Hansen

Lynette Hansen

Third Party Payer Representative, Former Chair

Molina Health Plans

Charles Hawley

Charles Hawley

Consumer Advocacy Representative

National Association of Health Data Organizations

D. Vaughn Holbrook

D. Vaughn Holbrook

Third Party Payer Representative

Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Donna Milavetz

Donna Milavetz

Physician Representative

On-Site Care Clinics

Stephen Neeleman

Stephen Neeleman

Business Representative

HealthEquity

Tanji Northrup

Tanji Northrup

Asst. Insurance Commissioner

Utah Insurance Department

Alan Ormsby

Alan Ormsby

Consumer Advocate Representative

AARP

Kevin J. Potts

Kevin J. Potts

Large Business Representative

Union Pacific Railroad Employees Health Systems

Laura Summers

Laura Summers

Public Health Representative

Kem C. Gardner Institute

James VanDerslice

James VanDerslice

Public Health Representative

University of Utah