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Utah Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (UWITS)

Utah Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (UWITS), is a county-wide, web-based solution specifically designed to meet the data management needs of the Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health Services, its treatment contract agencies and the Utah Office of Substance Use and Mental Health (OSUMH)



UWITS takes advantage of Web-based technology, providing state of the art features that simplify IT support and maintenance and allows for integration with other Web applications.

UWITS standardizes the way data is collected and managed. This standardization allows the county and its providers to collect and manage behavioral health treatment data using standard data elements. Some advantages of standardized data management are:

  • Elements needed for state and county reporting requirements are built into the system;
  • Required reporting (including billing) is a simple extract of the central database; and
  • Standardized data supports meaningful analyses.

UWITS simplifies data management. UWITS captures data as it is created in a wide number of areas critical to behavioral health treatment. Data entered can be used to meet all reporting requirements.

The UWITS approach to data management:

  • Improves the quality and availability of data for all parties; and
  • Enables better treatment practices.

UWITS Compliance

UWITS is compliant with the following regulations and data submission requirements.

42 CFR, Part 2 is a section in the Federal Code of Regulations that is designed to "impose restrictions upon the disclosure and use of alcohol and drug abuse patient records which are maintained in connection with the performance of any federally assisted alcohol and drug abuse program." The full text of the regulations can be found at the US Government Printing Office 42 CFR, Part 2 website. UWITS is compliant with 42 CFR, Part 2.

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is designed to establish a foundation of Federal protections for the privacy of protected health information. HIPAA was enacted to respond to a growing threat to the privacy of health-related information in an electronic environment. Additional information can be found at the regional US Department of Health & Human Services HIPAA website. UWITS is compliant with HIPAA.

Public Software Collaborative

The Public Software Collaborative is a partnership of public agencies working together in order to re-use public software and reduce the expense of software development.