Teresa Rivera Appointed New CEO of Utah Health Information Network

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New Chief Executive Committed to Excellence and Growth

The Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) has appointed Teresa Rivera, MBA, as its new CEO effective January 1, 2015. Rivera will succeed Jan Root, PhD, who is retiring in December 2014.

Rivera joined UHIN in 2007 as the Assistant Executive Director. She became Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and President in 2012. Throughout her tenure with the company, she has directed UHIN’s operations, project management and customer service teams to deliver quality products and service to UHIN’s members. As President, she has been closely involved in developing the company’s long-term strategic direction.

Rivera focuses on customer service, employee development and community involvement as cornerstones of company growth and continued success. She is actively involved with a number of professional associations in the healthcare industry, including the eHealth Exchange, the Health Information Exchange User Group and Strategic HIE Collaborative, the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE), the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) MountainWest chapter, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Utah chapter.

UHIN’s leadership is confident that Rivera will successfully guide UHIN as the company continues to develop its current offerings and expand into new areas. Marc Bennett, Chair of UHIN’s Board of Directors, stated that “Teresa is the best choice [for CEO] from a deep pool of interested and highly qualified candidates.” Dr. Root noted that “Teresa has superb leadership skills and she understands the changes that are beginning to impact the Utah healthcare market. I am very excited about UHIN’s future.”

Rivera said of her new position, “I look forward to leading UHIN through the expanding world of health information technology. We need to continue to maintain and add services that provide value for our community and further our mission of reducing healthcare administrative cost and improving quality.”

About UHIN
The Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) is a nonprofit coalition of healthcare providers, payers, state government and other stakeholders that have come together to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality and access for the community by enabling providers, payers and patients to exchange information securely and electronically. UHIN focuses on creating electronic exchange solutions that work for the entire healthcare community, from single-provider practices to large integrated healthcare systems. For more information, visit http://www.uhin.org.

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