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U of U Health recognized as health technology leaders, says CHIME

| Oct 12, 2021 | Utah

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently released the Digital Health Most Wired survey to assess the effectiveness of health system’s application of core and advanced technologies into their clinical models. The University of Utah (U of U) Health received a “Level 9” out of 10 recognition in...[ Read More ]

SafeUT report shows increased utilization and suicidal ideation amongst students

| Oct 8, 2021 | Utah

The SafeUT Commission recently released their 2020-2021 annual report, which outlines key statistics in the utilization, chats, trips, and demographic data on the free mental health crisis app. The report found increased app usage, increased chats and tips on suicidal ideation, and greater use by those in high poverty communities. ...[ Read More ]

DOH and DHS name new department leadership and release updated organizational chart

| Oct 7, 2021 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) provided an update on the progress of their merge into one organization on Monday detailing executive leadership confirmations and a new organizational chart. The two departments also held a public Q&A on their plans and perspective around integrating...[ Read More ]

Park City hospital receives $7.5 million gift to enhance preventative health services for residents, underserved populations

| Oct 6, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Park City Hospital will expand wellness services and preventive medicine to Park City area residents and underserved populations thanks to a $7.5 million gift from the Jerry A. and Kathleen A. Grundhofer Family Foundation. The donation to Intermountain Foundation will support Intermountain Park City Hospital in three key areas:...[ Read More ]

Utah's high Medicaid enrollment rate might lead to redetermination backlog and lost coverage after pandemic

| Sep 28, 2021 | Utah

The Urban Institute recently released a study showing the increase in Medicaid enrollment growth rates in states across the country, due to “unprecedented” job loss and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s prohibition on disenrolling beneficiaries.  The study found that Utah had the highest enrollment growth rate in the country...[ Read More ]

University of Utah receives $7 million grant for new research center to promote workplace safety and wellness

| Sep 28, 2021 | Utah

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) awarded $7 million to the University of Utah Health (U of U Health) recently to establish a new Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health in Utah. The five-year grant will go towards the creation of the new Center to promote...[ Read More ]

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