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AAMI is a diverse community of nearly 7,000 professionals united by one important mission— the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology.

AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals with over 100,000 credentialed practitioners and students. As a leader in food and nutrition issues, the Academy provides expert testimony at hearings, lobbies Congress, comments on proposed federal and state regulations, and develops position statements on critical food and nutrition issues.

The Alliance for Nursing Informatics works to advance nursing informatics practice, education, policy, research and leadership through a unified voice of nursing informatics organizations. We represent thousands of nurses and bring together nursing informatics groups that function separately at local, regional, national and international levels.

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is giving physician leaders the skills they need to focus on the business of health care. The Health IT certificate program helps physicians grasp the technical aspects of HIT and use that knowledge in strategic planning and guiding staff. For physicians in any kind of delivery system, this program enables them to harness the power of data to control expenses and improve patient care, safety and quality.

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 50,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promulgates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. The AANA Foundation supports the profession by awarding education and research grants to students, faculty and practicing CRNAs. More than 90 percent of the nation's nurse anesthetists are members of the AANA.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties, represents the interests of the approximately 222,000 NPs around the country advocating for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care.

The American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) was founded in 1990. With members in the United States and abroad, the ACCE is committed to promote safe and effective application of science and technology in patient care, enhancing the profession of clinical engineering worldwide.

American College of Medical Scribe Specialists is the nation’s only nonprofit professional society representing 17,000+ Medical Scribe Specialists in 1,800+ medical institutions. ACMSS partners with academic institutions, non-profit partners, and medical scribe corporations to offer certification pathways, accredited by CAAHEP. ACMSS advances the industry through certification, advocacy, systems design, customized consulting, webinars, and continuing education for improved care coordination and patient-centric care toward wellness. ACMSS meets CMS CEHRT Personnel Measure of "who" may document in the EHR.

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training. Founded in 1928 to improve health record quality, AHIMA has played a leadership role in the effective management of health data and medical records needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public

Demonstrating commitment, leadership and a profound understanding of what’s at stake across the rapidly evolving health care landscape, the AMA is empowering physicians to be leaders as we shape a health care system that is fair, sustainable and supports better health outcomes for everyone. As a unifying voice for physicians across all specialties, career stages and practice settings, the AMA serves and protects the future of the profession.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.6 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at https://www.asahq.org.

ASN leads the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients. More than 15,000 physicians and scientists, all committed to preventing kidney disease and making life better for patients, work together as members of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

ATA is a non-profit association based in Washington DC with a membership network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals. We are a leading telehealth association helping to transform healthcare by improving the quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world.

The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) is a not-for-profit association representing the individuals and organizations in healthcare documentation. AHDI leads, educates, and advocates for professional excellence and integrity in healthcare documentation policies and practices. We envision a future where optimal healthcare delivery and outcomes are facilitated by complete, accurate, and timely clinical documentation to convey patient health stories. 

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is a transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and healthcare organizations that provide health care for the underserved. Our programs include professional education, clinical tools, advocacy, patient education, training and technical assistance.

AORN Syntegrity is an evidence-based perioperative documentation solution built by perioperative clinicians to help standardize the way procedures are scheduled, perioperative data is managed, and patients are treated. Designed to make today’s complex perioperative environment more efficient, cost-effective, and simply more manageable.

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CAQH, a non-profit alliance, is the leader in creating shared initiatives to streamline the business of healthcare. Through collaboration and innovation, CAQH accelerates the transformation of business processes, delivering value to providers, patients, and health plans.

CDISC is a global, open, multidisciplinary, non-profit organization that has established standards to support the acquisition, exchange, submission and archive of clinical research data and metadata. The CDISC mission is to develop and support global, platform-independent data standards that enable information system interoperability to improve medical research and related areas of healthcare. CDISC standards are vendor-neutral, platform-independent and freely available via the CDISC website.

CHIRP is an independent non‐profit, 501(c)(3) agency focused on improving patient care using Health Informatics and advanced Health Technology Management solutions. Topic areas include EHRs, HIE’s, Privacy, and Security, and Telemedicine. CHIRP also provides public policy services on empowering patients and families to make the most effective use of Personal Health Records, and the management of critical privacy and security risks. CHIRP develops and delivers customized education, seminars, and training materials for US/international undergraduate, graduate, professional, and government programs.

The Center for Medical Interoperability is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by health system CEOs to advance data sharing among medical devices, technologies and systems. It is guided by the vision of accelerating the seamless exchange of information to improve health care for all. The Center serves as an R&D arm for health systems, guiding innovation and providing a vendor-neutral focal point to work with solution providers. It is establishing a centralized lab to cooperatively solve members’ shared technical challenges, and test and certify devices and systems.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,300 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. 

ClinicalConnect HIE is western Pennsylvania’s health information exchange. ClinicalConnect HIE is a partnership of regional healthcare providers which improves the safety, quality, and efficiency of care for patients by securely connecting providers with patients’ vital electronic medical records. Members are comprised of hospitals, physician practices, rehabilitation and post-acute care facilities.

CommonWell Health Alliance® is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of health IT companies and healthcare-focused organizations dedicated to breaking down the silos to data exchange in order to assure that health data follows the individual regardless of where care occurs.

CRISP is a not-for-profit regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. CRISP has been formally designated as Maryland's statewide health information exchange by the Maryland Health Care Commission. CRISP’s goal is to deliver the right health information to the right place at the right time, supporting safe, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care. CRISP offers a suite of tools to support healthcare providers in achieving this goal.

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DirectTrust is a three-year old, non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community.  DirectTrust serves as a forum and governance body for persons and entities engaged in Directed exchange of electronic health information as part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). 

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eHealth Initiative is a non-profit, membership organization that researches, educates and advocates for innovative solutions to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care through information and technology. Our mission is to convene multi-stakeholders to discuss ways to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and technology solutions.

EHNAC is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include ACOs, cloud-enabled services, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, HIEs, HISPs, MSOs, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, PMS vendors and TPAs. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare.

Celebrating more than ten years of advocacy, education, and outreach, the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), comprised of companies that supply the majority of operational EHRs to physicians' practices and hospitals across the US, operates on the premise that widespread adoption of EHRs helps improve care quality and the productivity of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. 
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The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. Established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) by NTCA in 1994, FRS plays a unique role within the telecommunications industry, supporting rural telecom companies, communities and policymakers with educational information, products and opportunities to increase their community development and involvement.

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The Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC³) is a not-for-profit group of stakeholders representing cloud computing, telecommunication, digital health, and healthcare companies in the health care sector. HC³ is working to develop a common framework for how health care laws apply in an increasingly cloud based ecosystem.

Health Level Seven® (HL7) International is a non-profit, ANSI-accredited standards development organization dedicated to achieving interoperability with members in more than 50 countries. HL7 is a family of technologies that provides a universal common framework for interoperability of healthcare data. By helping make healthcare IT systems interoperable, HL7 makes providers & organizations across the healthcare continuum more successful at achieving their goals.

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry committed to:

achieving gender parity in leadership positions
facilitating career and business connections
providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent

The HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy, and recognition for individuals and companies.

The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG)is a national network of select executives from across the entire healthcare spectrum; coming together to continually learn, grow, share and reshape the industry.

HCEG provides a uniquely intimate learning environment for professional growth and development; offering member organizations the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and expertise of a network of qualified peers, organizations and industry thought leaders, while driving industry-wide innovation and transformation.

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within American healthcare, is the exclusive forum for the nation’s healthcare leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans. Members of HLC advocate measures to increase the quality and efficiency of healthcare by emphasizing wellness and prevention, care coordination, and the use of evidence-based medicine, while utilizing consumer choice and competition to enhance value.

Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 1.5 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say &ldquo;no&rdquo; to the care they don&rsquo;t need.</span></p>
 
The Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA), an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), represents home care and hospice providers and technology companies that support health information technology, health information exchange and telehealth in the home and provides education and resources on the benefits of technology.
 

HFES is the world's largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally. Members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them.

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IFMBE-CED is a professional Division of IFMBE, and a global association of Clinical Engineers dedicated to the advancement of safe and effective medical technology design, deployment and management. This is achieved through exchange of educational resources and communications, professional development and certification. Working internationally with regulatory agencies, standards organizations, WHO and other associations, we advance the role of Clinical Engineering in institutional frameworks of health care policy, strategy, planning, and management worldwide.

IHE USA is a not for profit founded in 2010. Its vision is to improve the quality, value, and safety of healthcare by enabling rapid, scalable, and secure access to health information at the point of care. IHE USA operates as a national deployment committee of IHE International in order to advance its mission to improve U.S. healthcare by promoting the adoption and use of IHE and other world-class standards, tools, and services for interoperability. IHE USA engages all levels of public and private sector participants to test, implement, and use standards-based solutions for all health information needs.

IMDMC serves the interests of its member companies in the delivery of innovative, life-changing technologies to patients by increasing public awareness of the economic and health benefits, providing training and educational opportunities to industry employees and advocating on behalf of the medical device industry at both the state and federal level.
 

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) through advocacy, education and research.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is an independent, nonpartisan research and educational institute focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Recognized as one of the world’s leading science and technology think tanks, ITIF’s mission is to formulate and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress.

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The Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce (JPHIT) is a coalition of nine national associations that help U.S. governmental agencies build modern information systems across a spectrum of public health programs. JPHIT identifies and strengthens synergies, builds consensus, and facilitates national actions for a public health system that optimizes health promotion and protection through informatics.

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LTPAC Health IT Collaborative advances Health IT priorities in long term and post acute care by educating the provider community, policymakers, vendors, and payors.

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The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. MITA represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology. These technologies include: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), medical X-Ray equipment, computed tomography (CT) scanners, ultrasound, nuclear imaging, radiopharmaceuticals, and imaging informatics systems.

Mercy Technology Services provides and manages technology solutions for Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health system in the U.S. With a mission to serve the greater good of our health care community and enable quality care for patients everywhere, Mercy extends its proven technology services to other hospitals.

As the nation’s first health care provider accredited by Epic, Mercy offers a full suite of EHR solutions including Epic in the cloud, implementation, optimization and Community Connect consulting. Mercy’s award-winning data analytics help hospitals manage costs, drive real performance improvements and support a model of care that keeps patients healthier and out of the hospital.

The MATRC was established to provide technical assistance to DE, DC, KY, MD, NJ (Central & South), NC, PA, VA and WV to advance the adoption and utilization of telehealth. Telehealth Resource Center (TRC) are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, which is part of the Office of Rural Health Policy. Nationally there are 12 regional and 2 national TRCs.

The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is a non-profit trade association for connected technologies; businesses that provide those technologies, and the businesses - in all industries - that use these technologies. Our Mission is to facilitate collaboration between varied sectors of the connected tech eco-system and other non-tech industries and to create sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities based on the use of these technologies.

Mt. San Rafael Hospital is a 25 bed critical access facility serving the medical and surgical needs of Trinidad residents and the surrounding areas. Our vision at Mt. San Rafael Hospital is to be recognized as the healthcare provider of choice for Trinidad and the surrounding areas, and as a model for rural healthcare and wellness in partnership with our communities.

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NASL represents a consortium of ancillary services and products providers serving the long term and post-acute care (LTPAC) sector. Member companies include developers of full clinical and point-of-care IT systems and software solutions that serve the majority of assisted living, skilled nursing and other ancillary care and service providers. 

The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), founded in 1927 as the National Council of State Pharmacy Association Executives, is dedicated to enhancing the success of state pharmacy associations in their efforts to advance the profession of pharmacy. NASPA’s membership is comprised of state pharmacy associations and over 70 other stakeholder organizations. NASPA promotes leadership, sharing, learning, and policy exchange among its members and pharmacy leaders nationwide.

The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) brings the expertise of its membership and other stakeholders together to find common solutions that optimize the appropriate exchange of health information for greater gains in adoption and outcomes.

Founded in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serves as the national health care advocacy organization for America’s medically underserved and uninsured and the community health centers that serve as their health care home. NACHC works in conjunction with state and regional primary care associations, health center controlled networks and other public and private sector organizations to expand health care access to all in need.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)seeks to improve the public's health while adhering to a set of core values: equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science & innovation. NACCHO is comprised of over 2,800 Local Health Departments across the United States. Together, we form an organization focused on being a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for change for local health departments around the nation.

Formed in 1975 and more than 50,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the only national association representing the professional interests of all emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military.

The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities.

National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, Inc. is a national association of health networks and strategic partners. Our mission is to support and strengthen health networks.

NCHN is a dynamic, progressive, and nationally recognized professional association that is relevant for health networks regardless of their stage of development.

NCPDP is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder forum for developing and promoting industry standards and business solutions that improve patient safety and health outcomes, while also decreasing costs. Through our collaborative problem-solving forum, we also develop and standardize best practices for product labeling, dosing instructions, patient communication/education and other practices important in safeguarding patients.

NCSA's mission is to educate and empower digital citizens to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology they use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets. NCSA’s core initiatives include: National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), the global cybersecurity awareness campaign STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and Data Privacy Day (Jan 28th annually). Please visit www.staysafeonline.org for free resources and information.

Since 2008, the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) has focused on the elimination of health disparities and attainment of optimal health for multicultural underserved communities, using health information technology and other tools to accomplish these aims. The NHIT Collaborative works in partnership with organizations and individuals to assure that members of these communities benefit fully from health information technology (HIT) advances. The NHIT Collaborative supports engagement in HIT planning, adoption and use; consumer/provider outreach/education and research; workforce development; policy development, research, and evaluation.

The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety, NPSF partners with patients, families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety.

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, education and research. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing more than 800 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at www.ntca.org.

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The Patient Safety Movement is connecting people, ideas and technology to confront the large scale problem of more than 200,000 preventable patient deaths in U.S. hospitals each year by providing actionable ideas and innovations that can transform the process of care, dramatically improve patient safety and help eliminate patient preventable deaths. Together we are pushing toward ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.

The Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative (PAeHI) is member-driven organization which provides leadership for the future of health information technology and the secure exchange of health information across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) aims to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The PCHAlliance, a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS, believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. PCHAlliance mobilizes a coalition of stakeholders to realize the full potential of personal connected health. PCHAlliance members are a vibrant ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies along with governments, academic institutions, and associations from around the world.

Formed by 9 pharmacy professional associations representing over 250,000 members, the Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative’s vision and mission is for the US healthcare system to be supported by the integration of pharmacists for the provision of quality patient care.

The Physicians’ Electronic Health Record Coalition (PEHRC) is comprised of more than 20 medical societies representing more than 600,000 physicians, who share information to support the use of health information technology (IT). PEHRC helps physicians–particularly those in small- and medium-sized ambulatory care medical practice–acquire and use affordable, standards-based electronic health records (EHRs) and other health IT to improve quality, enhance patient safety, and increase efficiency.  www.pehrc.org

 

Prime Health is a health innovation ecosystem of health care administrators, providers, technologists, academics, entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to increasing healthcare efficacy and efficiency through digital health innovation. We are a health integrator connecting qualified, vetted and curated health innovations with the strategic needs of health enterprises-healthcare delivery systems, payors, and providers. Our mission: to make Colorado the healthiest state in the U.S. and the leading health innovation ecosystem. Much more at www.primehealthco.com.

The Professional Services Council (PSC) is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry, representing the full range and diversity of the government services sector. PSC is the most respected industry leader on legislative and regulatory issues related to government acquisition, business and technology. PSC helps shape public policy, leads strategic coalitions, and works to build consensus between government and industry. 

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The RCHN Community Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting and benefiting community health centers - local, non-profit, community-governed health care providers that offer comprehensive primary and preventive care to underserved populations. The only Foundation in the country devoted exclusively to CHCs, RCHN CHF develops and support programs focused on community health center stability and access, with the goal of helping to drive positive sustainable change in the CHC marketplace.

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SHARE For Cures is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to use your health data to advance medical research and save lives.
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SNOMED International: Leading healthcare terminology worldwide. Owned and governed by 30 Member countries, SNOMED International (formerly IHTSDO) is a not-for-profit organization charged with setting global standards for health terminology, a critical element of safe and effective healthcare. Our core product, SNOMED CT, is owned, administered and developed by SNOMED International and establishes vocabulary that enables the clear exchange of health information across all health systems, services and products in the world.

SIIM represents more than 2000 healthcare professionals with interest in enterprise information and image management. SIIM is a not-for-profit organization focused on education, clinical practices, research, and innovation in the field of imaging informatics. The society is committed to actively contributing to the development and advancement of imaging informatics professionals and scientists worldwide and to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare.

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The Guideline Advantage offers a powerful new data advantage to meet reporting requirements and transition your practice to advanced population health management, an important new technology that offers exciting potential to improve patients’ health. Coupled with the robust resources of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association to support quality improvement efforts, it provides everything your practice needs to move forward. 

The Health Collaborative is a social enterprise based in Greater Cincinnati. We bring together those who provide care, pay for care, and receive care, to find mutual solutions to challenging problems. Together we set community standards for quality care, design and implement strategies, and manage and analyze data to improve health and reduce cost.

The Sequoia Project is the independent, trusted advocate for nationwide health information exchange, supporting independent initiatives like eHealth Exchange, the largest network in the US connecting the private sector and federal agencies, and Carequality, a web of interconnected data sharing networks building consensus on technical specifications and best practices. 

Because there is very little outreach to the men and women who served in the military, and because too many veterans succumb to diseases that can be traced back to their time in service, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) created the Veterans Health Council (VHC) in 2009 in partnership with several interested health and advocacy organizations to inform veterans and their families about health issues related to their military service, as well as VA health care and benefits available to them; and to educate clinicians and other professionals in the healthcare community about the health issues associated with military service.

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We are a new and innovative nonprofit that provides free medical and dental care to underserved and impoverished areas of the world.

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of HHS and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations.