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AAMI is a diverse community of nearly 7,000  professionals united by one important mission— the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals.

The 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 over 300 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 our three pillars of excellence: 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 over 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. 

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.

AORN Syntegrity is the only nursing content for your existing EHR that is built by perioperative clinicians and based on the most current Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. It combines evidence- based practices with the Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) to provide standardized nursing documentation content, perioperative care plans, and a surgical scheduling procedure list mapped to CPT®, ICD-10-PCS, and SNOMED-CT® codes.  

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.

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.