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.
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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.
America's Physician Group's is the leading association in the country representing physician organizations practicing capitated, coordinated care. Our membership currently comprises of 350 multispecialty medical groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), and health systems across 45 states, DC and Puerto Rico. We strongly believe that coordinated and accountable care offers high quality, efficient delivery, and great value for patients. Our goal is to proliferate this model across the nation through education, advocacy, and leadership.
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.
AACP Mission: Advance pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service, in partnership with members and stakeholders, to improve health for all. AACP Diversity Statement: AACP affirms its commitment to foster an inclusive community and leverage diversity of thought, background, perspective, and experience to advance pharmacy education and improve health. AACP Vision: We envision a world of healthy people through the transformation of health professions education.
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 52,000 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.
As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of more than 248,000 NPs around the country, advocating for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. The mission of AANP is to empower all NPs to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States. Founded in 1969, it is a voluntary, not-for-profit, private organization whose purposes include improving the quality of medical care available to the public, establishing and maintaining standards of excellence in the specialty of Family Medicin, improving the standards of medical education for training in Family Medicine, and determining by evaluation the fitness of specialists in Family Medicine who apply for and hold certificates.
Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has served as the voice for student health and wellness. Through advocacy, research and education, ACHA stands at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our college students. ACHA represents over 1,100 institutions of higher education, representing the collective health and wellness needs of 10 million college students. ACHA serves nearly 3,000 individual college health and wellness professionals and leaders of all disciplines united together to advance the health and wellness of college students.
The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit ACC.org.
The American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) is a nonprofit professional organization whose mission is to represent the professional interests of clinical engineers. It does this through establishing standards of competence and promoting excellence in clinical engineering practice, promoting the safe and effective application of science and technology in patient care, defining the body of knowledge on which the profession is based, and serving as an advocate for the profession.
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
The American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) exists to support and promote the use of immunization information to ensure healthy communities through the development and implementation of immunization information systems (IIS) as a crucial tool in preventing vaccine-preventable diseases. As a member organization with more than 600 members representing 77 Public Health organizations, 12 businesses and sponsors, and countless individuals from IIS programs and partners, AIRA represents a broad perspective on issues that affect immunization programs across the country, particularly as they relate to the exchange and interoperability of immunization information.
Our Mission - The mission of the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance (AIHC) is to provide classroom and web based training programs to provide education, certification and continuing education to health care administrators to improve competency in the management of medical facilities in the increasing complex regulatory environment at a reasonable cost. Our Vision - To establish an International Network of credentialed health care professionals for the purpose of promoting increased quality of administrative health care systems in the United States.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 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.
ANIA is the association of professional nurses and associates who: Are committed to their specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing and informatics practice, Identify informatics practice as a specialty that is essential to the delivery of high quality, and cost-effective health care, Are committed to their professional development and seek to actively engage in a community of like-minded professionals, and Use informatics to improve the health of populations, communities, families and individuals by optimizing information management and communication
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.
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 45,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.SafeMedication.com.
AMIA is a community of over 5,400 health professionals committed to a world where informatics transforms people’s care. Data produced throughout health and healthcare is the driving force of informatics and its ability to innovate critical advancements that directly benefit people. AMIA’s members are critical to discovering these insights, which is why AMIA is the professional home for the informaticians of today and the driver of informatics’ future.
The Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) is a national non-profit professional association for Patient Safety Organizations and their provider, including Health IT developer provider, members. AQIPS mission is to foster the ability of providers to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, including through Health IT, by evaluating care through a total systems view.
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.
Founded in 1997, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems is the premier professional organization for physicians interested in and responsible for healthcare information technology. AMDIS Members are the thought leaders, decision makers and opinion influencers dedicated to advancing the field of Applied Medical Informatics and thereby improving the practice of medicine.
AORN Syntegrity is the only trusted perioperative nursing content for your existing EHR that combines evidence- and standards-based practices with the Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) to provide standardized nursing documentation content, patient-centered plans of care and a surgical scheduling procedure list mapped to industry standard code sets. AORN Syntegrity is built by perioperative clinicians based on the most current Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the U.S. and its territories, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO’s Center for Population Health Strategies positions chief health officials as chief health strategists who can align partners toward a shared vision of community wellness and generate resources for health, while the Data Analytics and Public Health Informatics team supports state and local capacity for public health informatics.
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. Its mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in health management and policy education and scholarship, and promote the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector.
Bicgen Foundation is a non profit that works to deliver education and thought leadership in the areas of innovation, genomics and Interoperability in healthcare. We provide patient and Leadership guidance to help navigate healthcare and work with government resources on public policy matters.
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.
The CARIN Alliance is a bi-partisan, multi-sector alliance convened by David Brailer, Aneesh Chopra, and Mike Leavitt, to unite industry leaders in advancing the adoption of consumer-directed exchange across the U.S. Working collaboratively with government leaders, the group seeks to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their authorized caregivers to easily get, use, and share their digital health information when, where, and how they want to achieve their goals.
The Center for Health Information Partnerships (CHIP) serves a mission to bring people, communities, and data together to enable everyone to live their healthiest lives. Since 2010, we have worked with our partners to strengthen the use of health information technology and improve access to health data. CHIP is part of the Institute of Public Health & Medicine based at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.
The CHIME is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers, chief medical information officers, chief nursing information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,600 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment for 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.
The mission of the Clinical Research Forum is to provide leadership to the national clinical and translational research enterprise and promote understanding and support for clinical research and its impact on health and healthcare. The Clinical Research Forum's annual IT Roundtable brings together academic health centers and IT vendors to address key IT issues in clinical research, such as warehousing, data security, electronic health record interoperability, and governance.
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.
CORHIO empowers people, providers and communities by providing the information they need to improve health. Improving health through enhanced use of information technology and data exchange is the heart of what we do. We manage one of the country’s largest and most successful health information exchange (HIE) networks, provide advisory services that help healthcare professionals effectively use technology and improve care delivery, and supply health plans and accountable care organizations (ACOs) with valuable data that enhance analytics and population health programs.
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.
The Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) is a non-profit 501c3 organization, established to make health information more readily accessible to any physician, hospital, clinic and other healthcare provider, based on permissions granted by individual consumers.
The Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland (CBH) is the professional association for Maryland’s public community behavioral health providers. Our vision is a high-quality system of public behavioral health care for individuals and families in Maryland. CBH advocates, educates, and affiliates members, stakeholders, and decision makers around the success and needs of the public behavioral health system. This includes the use of data to drive quality and value across the spectrum of behavioral health services.
CSTE is the professional organization representing public health epidemiologists. CSTE works to advance public health policy and epidemiologic capacity, foster effective relationships among state and other health agencies, and provide technical advice and assistance to partner organizations and to federal public health agencies such as the CDC. CSTE members have surveillance and epidemiology expertise in a broad range of areas including occupational health, infectious diseases, environmental health, substance use, injury, informatics and more.
DirectTrust is a collaborative non-profit association of over 100 health IT and health care provider organizations to support secure, interoperable health information exchange via the Direct message protocols. DirectTrust has created a “trust framework” that extends use of Direct exchange to over 106,000 health care organizations and 1,582,373 Direct addresses/accounts. This trust framework supports both provider-to-provider Direct exchange and bi-directional exchange between consumers/patients and their providers.
Dragon Master Foundation is focused on giving cancer researchers the data they need to do their work better and faster. We believe in patient-focused care and research with protected, but open, access to data. We also believe that data standards need to be put in place to cross over between the clinic and research labs so more data can be use for both purposes. The data platform we sponsor is www.cavatica.org which allows researchers to access high quality cancer research data and a space to collaborate - all in a web-based platform. Access is free, and researchers are encouraged to check it out.
ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit with 50 years of healthcare experience, offers customized services and support to help healthcare facilities and health systems identify and address patient safety vulnerabilities with health IT. ECRI’s evaluations of medical technology, based on lab-bench testing, address cybersecurity risks and ECRI publishes timely health IT-related hazards and recalls. With unmatched expertise in medical device technology, risk management, and patient safety, ECRI Institute is seen as a leader in medical device cybersecurity and performs customized consultation for health systems nationally.
eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI) is a Washington DC-based, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information technology. eHI is a multi-stakeholder collaborative, convening executives from every group in healthcare, to discuss, identify, and share best practices that transform the delivery of healthcare. Working with its membership, eHI advocates for the use of health IT that is practical, sustainable, and addresses stakeholder needs, particularly those of patients.
eHealth Ohio is a statewide volunteer collaborative effort of public and private organizations providing assistance to the Ohio health care industry in the implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT). We facilitate ongoing dialog and cooperation between stakeholders in HIT with the goal of lowering costs and improving the quality of healthcare delivery. eHealth Ohio is the authorized regional affiliate of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange(WEDI) for the state of Ohio.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (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, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, e-prescribing solution providers, financial services firms, HIEs, HISPs, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, PMS vendors and third-party administrators. EHNAC is also an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor.
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.
The European Society of Anaesthesiology is the leading organisation for anaesthesiology professionals. We believe that maintaining the highest standards of practice and safety in anaesthesia, critical care, pain, and perioperative medicine is a global priority, supported by our collective international expertise and community.
The Foundation for Living, Wellness and Health’s role is identifying, organizing, and make available unbiased and well-respected information from credible scientific and medical resources so that senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers can finally access such information reliably in English or Spanish when they need it.
Health 2.0 promotes, showcases and catalyzes new technologies in health care. Through a worldwide series of conferences, code-a-thons, and prize challenges, we bring together the best minds, resources and technology for compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations, and more.
Consisting of cloud service providers, compliance professionals, digital health developers, healthcare providers, health insurers and information security professionals, the Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC3) is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to foster acceptance and adoption of cloud computing in the healthcare sector by: (i) fostering dialogue with regulators; (ii) providing tools to make it easier to crosswalk healthcare regulatory requirements and information security frameworks; and (iii) providing education that fosters customer confidence in cloud computing services, and improves stakeholders’ security posture.
HIRA focuses on promoting the manufacturers' rep function within the healthcare industry. Its members are independent sales agencies located across the nation who offer manufacturers a professional, highly qualified sales force. Additionally, manufacturer members who support the continuing use of independent sales agencies to market their products.
Health IT Now is a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, and payers that supports incentives to deploy heath information technology to improve quality, outcomes, and patient safety, and to lower costs. Our members believe health IT will benefit patients while supporting health care providers to make smart decisions about their patient’s care, all while lowering administrative and clinical costs through care coordination, administrative simplification, duplicate test reduction, and enhanced clinical decision support.
Health Level Seven® International (HL7) is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability & standards, with affiliates in more than 30 countries. As an ANSI-accredited non-profit organization, HL7 empowers global health data interoperability by developing standards and enabling their adoption and implementation. In alignment with the vision of “a world where everyone can securely access and use the right health data when and where they need it”, HL7 created HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), leveraging the latest web standards and applying a tight focus on implementability.
The Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) is a nonprofit founded in 2006 advocating for a consumer-controlled, consumer-centered, unified, lifetime electronic health record. The time is right for each consumer to have a complete electronic health record in one place that is updated after every encounter with a provider. Consumers should have the option of making their data available to applications that can help them manage their health and to health researchers that they are interested in.
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.
We are not-for-profit organization advocacy group in Africa promoting ICT innovations for quality healthcare
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.
HealthITchicks is a social networking group of women focused on raising awareness of gender-related issues in healthcare technology and the workplace at large. Launched in 2013, the community has evolved into a respected social networking movement that includes popular tweet chats, a growing LinkedIn group, annual HIMSS meetups, local events, and an annual holiday giving campaign that raises money for causes that closely align with our mission of “Doing Good & Giving Back.” The #healthITchicks community strives – above all – to help its members invest in the personal and professional lives of each other, and of those in need.
Healthy Culture Action Tank is a non-profit research organization focused on digital transformation in healthcare and the impact of digitalization on noncommunicable diseases prevention. HCAT develops analytics tools for designing scalable and sustainable products and services that are more responsive to patient needs.
The Healthy Greater Newark ACO seeks to improve care experience for Medicaid enrollees and strengthen public health outcomes, while responsibly controlling the costs of costs of care by providing intensive care coordination for Newark NJ residents. At the center of our activity is the Regional HIE that serves as a hub of data for clinical partners throughout the region and foundation for population health initiatives.
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2018-2019). The Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country, was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service four consecutive times, and was awarded HIMSS Stage 7 inpatient certification for advanced electronic medical record (EMR) adoption. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients from 80 countries and all 50 states, performing more than 32,000 surgical procedures.
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.
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.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.
Nearing its 50th year, ISACA® is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.
As the voice of Canada’s ICT industry to the healthcare sector, ITAC Health promotes the role its members can play in establishing the Canadian healthcare industry as a global leader. Serving its members as a collective voice to healthcare professionals, government, researchers, and consumers, ITAC Health provides a conduit for those stake-holders to leverage the members’ ability to facilitate the Canadian healthcare system as a “model of excellence”.
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.
MISSION: To mobilize diverse organizations and people to collaboratively advance human health VISION: Every decision affecting health is informed by knowledge of what works best.
Funded by the US Dept. of Health & Human Services, the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) is made up of 12 regional & 2 national TRCs whose combined coverage reaches all 50 states & the affiliated Pacific Islands. One national TRC focuses on technology assessment & the other on telehealth policy. TRCs provide comprehensive, unbiased information, technical assistance & education related to telehealth, with a focus on assisting rural & other medically underserved populations. The MATRC is one of the 12 regional TRCs and is housed within the University of Virginia’s Center for Telehealth. MATRC serves the following states: DE, KY, MD, NJ, NC, PA, VA, DC & WV.
Formed in 1975 and more than 65,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization that represents and serves the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals providing prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent or preventive medical care. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military.
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.
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) aims to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for the nation’s local health departments. These nearly 3,000 city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities.
NASN, Inc. is a 501(c)3 specialty nursing association, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977. NASN’s 54-member Board of Directors provides representation from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Overseas School Health Nurses Association. The Board sets NASN’s mission which is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing and vision that all students will be healthy, safe, and ready to learn. Data collection through the nursing process is a vital school nurse role.
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.
Founded in 1973, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the burden, causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of the nation’s most respected public policy organizations. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.
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 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.
NCPDP is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder problem-solving forum for developing and promoting industry standards and business solutions that improve patient safety and health outcomes, while also decreasing costs. As an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO), NCPDP uses a consensus-building process to create national standards for real-time, electronic exchange of healthcare information. 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.
NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) is dedicated to identifying innovations that improve the quality and lower the costs of health care. NEHI’s network of nearly 100 health care organizations is a hotbed for consensus solutions that cut across traditional silos and drive policy change. Only with all stakeholders at the table is fixing health care possible.
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.
OSEHRA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling Open Source in Government. We support an open, collaborative community, with an emphasis on healthcare information technology, that is comprised of over 850 registered members. Our Community represents 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations and encompasses users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing health IT. OSEHRA hosts active collaborative working groups and software repositories for managing applications such as VistA, Blue Button, popHealth®, and more. We are a member of ANSI, HIMSS, HL7, OSI, and IHE.
ECRI Institute convened the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. The Partnership has brought together many groups, including healthcare providers, health IT developers/vendors, academic researchers, patient safety organizations, medical malpractice insurers, and professional societies. The Partnership proactively identifies safety issues within a non-punitive learning environment and analyzes aggregate data to share information in order to improve health IT patient safety.
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 Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (PCCDS-LN) is an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-supported effort that brings together diverse stakeholders to promote a sustainable community around developing, disseminating, and applying patient-centered evidence through clinical decision support.
Patientory Association is a global not-for-profit healthcare member-organization dedicated to advancing emerging technologies. A solid partner with strong partnerships, receiving U.S. and global accolades, Patientory Association connects healthcare industry adopters of PTOYNet™ blockchain, and provides neutrality for its utility currency PTOY, hailed as the industry’s first global healthcare token.
PCHAlliance, a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society), believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. PCHAlliance accelerates technical, business, policy and social strategies necessary to advance 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.
The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s vision and mission are to assure the nation’s health care system is supported by meaningful use of health IT, the integration of pharmacists for the provision of quality patient care, and to advocate and educate key stakeholders regarding the meaningful use of HIT and the inclusion of pharmacists within a technology-enabled integrated health care system. The Collaborative was formed in the fall of 2010 by nine pharmacy professional associations, representing 250,000 members, and also includes associate members from other pharmacy-related organizations.
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.
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.
PVIX (the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange) is a health information exchange (HIE) serving patients and providers across the western Mass. region. As a non-profit organization, PVIX was built by its founding members, including a collaborative community of area hospitals, healthcare providers, and medical practices to improve health care. We enable our members to deliver efficient and accurate patient care through secure technologies and empower the region's patients to get the best health care possible.
Quality Health Network (QHN) is a not-for-profit community partnership established in 2004 to support the adoption of health information technology, provide information exchange services and promote innovative uses of electronic information to improve health. QHN’s unique technologies help our network participants exchange information that enhances care coordination and identifies individuals at risk so that efforts can be focused where they’re needed most.
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.
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.
SNOMED International: Leading healthcare terminology worldwide. Owned and governed by 35 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 is the leading healthcare organization focused on the use of informatics in medical imaging. Our mission is to advance medical imaging informatics across the enterprise. SIIM Members include, Physicians, PACS Admin/CIIP, C-Level Admin/Managers, Developers/Architects, IT, Researchers, & Vendors. With a strong focus on enterprise imaging, we’ve helped build the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community whitepapers: Foundations | Governance | Image Exchange | Orders vs. Encounters-based Image Capture | Image Viewing | Workflow/Technical Challenges | More Coming Soon!
The Society for Participatory Medicine advocates for informed, empowered patient-clinician partnerships, informed and enabled by health IT. Our policy memos, testimony, journal, and e-patients.net blog make the case for patient EMR access, personal health data rights and digital health devices to create an empowered, participatory future.
Springboard accelerates the growth of entrepreneurial companies led by women through access to essential resources and a global community of experts. It is the leading network of influencers, investors and innovators dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women. Since 2000, 718 Springboard portfolio companies seeking investment of financial and human capital have raised $8.5 billion, created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generated billions of dollars in annual revenues.
Stewards of Change Institute is a unique, nonprofit advocacy and implementation think tank. We view responsible, systematic information-sharing, technology and interoperability as key to progress in health and well-being for individuals, families and communities. SOCI offers catalytic leadership, research, publications and assistance to inspire and effect transformational change in health, healthcare, human services and other domains relating to the social determinants of health and well-being.
SHIEC is the national trade association of health information exchanges (HIEs). The 67 HIE member organizations provide secure digital exchange of health data for hospitals, healthcare providers and other participants serving over 70 percent of the U.S. patient population. As the unbiased data trustees in their communities, SHIEC member HIES are critical to advancing effective, efficient healthcare delivery locally, regionally and nationally to improve health. In addition, the SHIEC community consists of 58 Strategic Business and Technology Partner members and 6 SHIEC associate members who support health information exchange initiatives across the country.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care.
The Center for Medical Interoperability is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems. We provide a centralized, vendor-neutral approach to performing technical work that enables person-centered care, testing and certifying devices and systems, and promoting the adoption of scalable solutions.
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 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.
The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) has been created to promote the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of a fully interoperable statewide health information exchange. WVHIN is transforming health care in West Virginia through the use of health information technology. WVHIN offers services which enable the secure electronic exchange of patient health information among health care providers. Getting this information to providers when and where it is needed offers numerous benefits to health care providers, health care systems, patients and others.