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 Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA. Its 10,900 strong members from across the United States represent clients in all segments of the healthcare industry, including physicians, hospitals and other institutional providers, teaching and research organizations, managed care organizations and other third-party payors, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. The Health Law Section's eHealth, Privacy & Security Interest Group focuses on cutting edge issues dealing with technology and privacy as they relate to healthcare.
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.
Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN) is a carefully planned solution to securely transmit vital medical information electronically – facilitating coordinated patient care, reducing duplicate tests, and avoiding costly mistakes. AeHN operates a secure, statewide, standards-based electronic health information exchange which allows individual Alaskans to access their own health record and to authorize their health care providers to exchange electronic medical data for treatment and billing.
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 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.
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.
AAPT provides leadership and represents the interests of its members to the public as well as health care organizations; promotes the safe, efficacious, and cost effective dispensing, distribution and use of medications; provides continuing education programs and services to help technicians update their skills to keep pace with changes in pharmacy services; promotes pharmacy technicians as an integral part of the patient care team.
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.
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) 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.
The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists helps physicians, medical practices, academic institutions, and scribe training companies stay aligned to national standards for Meaningful Use, MACRA and MIPS with certification and customized consulting. ACMSS is committed to advancing a nationwide system of hybrid Certified Medical Scribe Specialist personnel who work across the specialties, throughout the healthcare system to relieve documentation burdens and streamline care processes.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) is the association of professional nurses and associates who: Are committed to their specialty that integrates nursing, computer, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing and informatics practice, Identify informatics practice as a specialty essential to the delivery of high quality, and cost-effective health care, Use informatics to improve the health of populations, communities, families and individuals by optimizing information management and communication.
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN) is a North American organization of nurses and other medical professionals committed to the care of children, and their families, who have gastroenterology/nutrition illnesses. APGNN was founded in 1989 by a group committed to improving the educational opportunities for nurses caring for children with gastrointestinal disorders.
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.
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.
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 promote the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector.
BioOhio is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987, that connects and serves Ohio’s bioscience community to drive success in improving global quality of life by providing member-guided services that include networking, advocacy, events, talent, information, and cost savings. BioOhio represents over 300 members that employ over 100,000 Ohioans – from Ohio’s largest employers to emerging start-ups, schools & universities, research institutions, students, and individuals. BioOhio is the state affiliate for global bioscience associations AdvaMed, BIO, MDMA, and PhRMA. Learn more at BioOhio.com.
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 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.
The Center for Innovation in Access and Quality (CIAQ) was established in 2007 to promote the creation and implementation of innovative approaches to improving quality care in safety net systems.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in Littleton, Colorado, Doctors Care is a private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving health access for low-income individuals in the South Metro Denver area. Through its integrated primary care clinic, network of specialists and hospital services, and programs designed to address socioeconomic barriers to health and well-being, thousands of individuals have access to quality, affordable primary and specialty care and support services through Doctors Care.
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. At the moment we are focused on 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.
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.
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 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 Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA), a non-profit professional trade association, is a major voice in the revenue cycle management industry in the United States. HBMA members collectively submit a significant percentage of all initial medical claims to the country's governmental and commercial payors. Those claims not submitted by HBMA member companies are usually submitted directly by the provider.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The goal of this NIST supported group is to identify, coordinate, and harmonize with ongoing and emerging Health Care identity initiatives, standards, and technologies Protecting Privacy, promoting Confidentiality and enhancing secure patient access to healthcare records and related information. We will assist with the creation of a harmonization framework addressing the needs of the community with special emphasis on Trusted Digital Identities online. Our most recent work is described in our “Know Your Patient” recommendations, not unlike the Banking Industry “Know your Customer” rules.
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. Our members design the electrical circuits that make a pacemaker run, create the software that reads an MRI, and help develop the wireless technologies that allow patients and doctors to communicate over long distances. They’re interested in bioinformatics, biotechnology, clinical engineering, instrumentation and measurement, micro and nanotechnology, radiology, and robots. Biomedical engineers are the link between science and life science, creating innovations in healthcare technology for the benefit of all humanity.
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.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) began working together as one organization in May 2017. The newly formed entity is committed to using its combined knowledge and resources to focus and energize the patient safety agenda in order to build systems of safety across the continuum of care. To learn more about our trainings, resources, and practical applications, visit ihi.org/PatientSafety
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.
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.
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reshaping health care. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Quality Forum serves as a neutral convener, bringing providers, purchasers, payers and consumers together to drive improvements in health care quality, safety and value for Louisiana residents. The Quality Forum’s main areas of focus are health information technology; practice transformation/medical home development; quality improvement and analytics, advance care planning; and community outreach/education.
LTPAC Health IT Collaborative advances Health IT priorities in long term and post acute care by educating the provider community, policymakers, vendors, and payors.
Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a membership organization representing Maine’s Community Health Centers (CHC) and the thousands of patients they serve. MPCA houses relevant programs and services and provides technical assistance and training for clinical quality improvement, workforce development, community outreach, health information technologies, risk management planning, and strategic planning. MPCA also advocates on behalf of Maine’s CHCs and their patients. We also work to bridge medical practices and the public health sector and provide linkages to community, state and federal partners.
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.
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) 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.
Formed in 1975 and more than 65,000 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.
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 causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan.
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.
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.
Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in EHR software and related technology. OSEHRA has a rapidly growing open source community with over 850 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing health IT and host software repositories for managing applications such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA electronic health record, Blue Button, popHealth®, and more. OSEHRA is a member of ANSI, HIMSS, HL7, OSI, and IHE.
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.
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.
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. www.pehrc.org
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.
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.
Seenso Institute for Public Health is a non-profit organization that leverages health information technology to improve public health. In particular, it studies the information and service needs of patients and explores how the Internet health information systems (e.g., medical search engine, EHR/EMR, patient portals), smart self-monitoring devices, and healthcare services can be integrated and connected to create personal healthcare ecosystems to effectively promote health literacy and support chronic disease self-management.
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.
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.
SHIEC is the national trade association of health information exchanges (HIEs). The 54 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 29 Strategic Business and Technology Partner members and 5 SHIEC associate members who support health information exchange initiatives across the country.
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.
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.