Utah Health Data Committee

Utah Health Data Committee

The Utah Health Data Committee is created by the laws of the State of Utah.  Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

The law requires members to have experience with health data. Members represent various perspectives from industry and community - public health, purchasers, providers, payers, and patients.

The committee meets at least quarterly and its activities and actions are governed by a set of bylaws adopted by the committee: Health Data Committee Bylaws 

Meetings of the committee are open to the public.  

Mission Statement (Adopted 1994, Amended 2002):

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 will participate in the development and implementation of a statewide health data reporting system capable of providing accurate and independently validated information in a timely way.

The Committee will implement policies to transform data into objective baseline, trend, and performance measurement information, which will be made available to all legitimate users without compromising patient privacy and confidentiality.

Health Data Committee Members

James VanDerslice

James VanDerslice

Chair

Public Health Representative
University of Utah

Lynette Hansen

Lynette Hansen

Vice Chair

Third Party Payer Representative
Molina Health Plans

D. Vaughn Holbrook

D. Vaughn Holbrook

Past Chair

Third Party Payer Representative
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Mark N. Bair

Mark N. Bair

Physicians Representative
Utah Medical Association

Sharon Donnelly

Sharon Donnelly

Public Interest Representative
HealthInsight

Michael Hale

Michael Hale

Hospital Representative
MountainStar

Lynda Jeppesen

Lynda Jeppesen

Large Business Representative
Larry H. Miller Management Corp.

Justin Jones

Justin Jones

Consumer Advocacy Representative
Salt Lake Chamber

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

HMO Representative
SelectHealth

Stephen Neeleman

Stephen Neeleman

Physicans Representative
Salt Lake Chamber

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

David E. Purinton

David E. Purinton

Small Business Representative
PurCo Fleet Services

Hinkley Jones Sanpei

Hinkley Jones Sanpei

Public Health Representative
Brigham Young University