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Founded in 1917, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy represents more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. The mission of the Academy is to accelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition.

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,000,000 people in 43 countries. We are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the world.

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.

The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI), cosponsored by AMIA & HIMSS, advances nursing informatics leadership, practice, education, policy and research through a unified voice of nursing informatics organizations. We transform health and healthcare through nursing informatics and innovation. ANI is a collaboration of organizations that represents more than 20,000 nurse informaticists and brings together 25 distinct nursing informatics groups globally. ANI crosses academia, practice, industry, and nursing specialty boundaries and works in collaboration with the more than 4 million nurses in practice today.

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 Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the United States. AAD is improving global access, innovation and quality of dermatologist-led patient care and providing visionary leadership of the profession. Through AAD programs and resources, Academy members are advancing the frontiers of dermatologic care by embracing innovation and technological advances, overcoming accessibility barriers, optimizing data-driven improvements in care and expanding outreach to the global community.

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

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 53,000 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®, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) represents the interests of more than 270,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) nationwide, 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 Bar Association is one of the world's largest voluntary professional organizations, with over 400000 members and more than 3500 entities. The ABA monitors antitrust and other legal issues affecting the entire health care sector, including hospitals, physicians, and health plans, as well as manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.  

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 Medicine, 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 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 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 American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is a professional society of osteopathic family physicians (DOs). Fully trained and licensed in all 50 states, osteopathic physicians (DOs) have a philosophical belief that the body structure and function are interrelated, recognize the body’s ability to heal itself and use osteopathic manipulative techniques (OMT) for diagnoses and treatment. ACOFP represents more than 18,000 osteopathic family physicians and physicians-in-training throughout the United States. Osteopathic family physicians are the largest osteopathic specialty among the American Osteopathic Association’s affiliated organizations.

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

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 53,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care 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. 

Since 1966, ASN has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. ASN has more than 20,000 members representing 131 countries.

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 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 for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is the first 501(c)(3) medical society devoted to health professional use of social media. Our vision is to positively influence public health and health care through social media. The organization seeks to define best practices and develop resources to help health professionals use social media not only responsibly but also effectively to reach wider audiences. By encouraging health professionals to speak about their areas of expertise and advocating for the recognition of social media use as an important tool to communicate health knowledge with patients, AHSM hope this effort will help reduce misinformation and improve trust in healthcare.

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.

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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.

BPM+ Health is a community initiative to improve the quality and consistency of healthcare delivery. It will achieve this by applying business process modeling standards to clinical best practices, care pathways and workflows directly at the point of care. It is a cross-discipline group of professional organizations, clinical societies, and healthcare providers working together to develop and pilot standards-driven healthcare process automation techniques to fully realize the benefits of Healthcare IT. BPM+ Health is a program of the Object Management Group® (OMG®).

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Carequality is a national-level, consensus-built, interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health information networks. Carequality brings together diverse groups, including electronic health record (EHR) vendors, record locator service (RLS) providers and other types of existing networks from the private sector and government, to determine technical and policy agreements to enable data to flow between and among networks, platforms, and geographies.

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 for Public Health and Medicine based at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The Center for Healthcare Innovation’s mission is to bring together experts and ideas from all over the world to improve healthcare for everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, race, ethnicity, or other social determinants.

Health care in the United States is in the midst of transformational change; professional self-regulation and the public trust are at risk. To meet this challenge, the ABFM Foundation created the Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care, located in Washington, D.C. The Center will engage the broader healthcare community, policy-makers, payers and patients to consider the state of professionalism and value and how to measure, align, and improve them.

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 2,900 members in 55 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 care in the communities they serve.   

ClinicalConnect HIE is western Pennsylvania’s health information exchange.  ClinicalConnect HIE is comprised of hospitals, health systems, physician practices, rehabilitation, cancer, urgent care and post-acute care facilities which betters the safety and quality of patient care by securely connecting our providers to their patients’ electronic health records.  ClinicalConnect HIE is a certified member of both the national and Pennsylvania health information exchanges – the eHealth Exchange and P3N respectively.  These additional partnerships provide greater interoperability and data sharing improving patient care in our region and beyond.

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.

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.

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DirectTrust is a six-year old, non-profit, vendor neutral, self-regulatory entity initially created by and for participants in the Direct community, including Health Information Service Providers (HISPs), Certificate Authorities (CAs), Registration Authorities (RAs), doctors, patients and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. DirectTrust serves as a forum and governance body for persons and entities engaged in the Direct exchange of electronic health information.   

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The eHealth Exchange is among the oldest and largest health information networks in America and is most well-known as the principle way the federal government shares data between agencies and with the private sector. The eHealth Exchange network, which is used by 75 percent of all US hospitals, is leveraged by more than 30 electronic health record (EHR) technologies and 59 regional or state health information exchanges (HIEs). Four federal agencies (CMS, DoD, VA, and SSA) participate in the network to share patient information with private sector partners as well as other agencies. In all, the eHealth Exchange supports secure exchange of the records of more than 120 million patients.

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.  

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 Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) brings together companies that develop, market, and support electronic health records (EHRs), to collaborate on issues that impact our businesses and our collective customers — hospitals and providers that represent the majority of EHR users in the US. EHRA operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs is essential to improve the quality of patient care, as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. 

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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. 

Throughout our history, Health Current has worked with community healthcare stakeholders to advance the adoption and use of health IT and health information exchange (HIE). Since 2015, Health Current has grown more than 800 percent over. Today Health Current includes a broad and diverse range of participating organizations, from first responders and hospitals to facilities providing long-term care, home care and hospice. As Health Current has advanced and grown, the core goal has remained the same: help providers use information technology to improve people’s lives.

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 Level Seven® International (HL7) is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability and 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 Health Technology Alliance (HTA) is intended to provide a conducive environment for collaboration among healthcare technology management (HTM), healthcare information technology (HIT), and healthcare informatics professionals, as well as others in the broader healthcare community who are dedicated to the promotion of healthcare quality, safety, efficacy, and efficiency through better uses of technology.

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. Our 31st Annual Forum takes place in Boston, MA on September 9th - 11th, 2019.

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.

Healthy Culture Action Tank is a research organization which’s role is to provide tools and research for digital health product development, in the areas of: inclusive design for AI (focus: conversational interfaces), adoption strategies and impact on non-technical users.  

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a global student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, technical skills training, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary and collegiate students enrolled in health and biomedical science programs. HOSA-Future Health Professionals recognizes the value of non-clinical information technology roles in supporting healthcare/medical professionals and harnessing IT tools to enhance the delivery of quality services to patients.

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IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division (CED) is a global association of Clinical Engineers and allied professionals dedicated to the advancement of safe and effective medical technology design, deployment and management. CED seeks to provide education about Clinical Engineering’s value to international health stakeholders and the wider public, promote best practices for Clinical Engineers worldwide, and collaborate with international associations in Clinical Engineering-related iniciatives.  

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. 

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”.

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The Learning Health Community is a nonprofit organization that works to mobilize, inspire, and empower multiple and diverse stakeholders nationally and globally to work collaboratively to realize person-centered Learning Health Systems (LHSs) anchored in a set of shared consensus Core Values. Our shared Core Values bond together an emergent global multi-stakeholder grassroots incipient movement to transform the future of health together.

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

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The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s state-designated entity to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient safety by sharing electronic health information statewide, helping reduce costs for patients, providers, and payers. MiHIN is a nonprofit, public-private collaboration that includes stakeholders from the State of Michigan, Health Information Exchanges serving Michigan, health systems and providers, health plans/payers, pharmacies, and the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission. For more information, visit https://mihin.org.

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.

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

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

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) was founded in 1971 to promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all. NACHC serves as the leading national advocacy organization in support of community-based health centers and the expansion of health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.

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.

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, diagnosis, 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.

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OSEHRA is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to accelerating innovation through open source strategy, with an emphasis on electronic health records. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA has fostered a robust open source community with over 600 registered members representing 300+ industry, academic, and government organizations globally. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community engaged in a variety of open source projects and hosts software repositories, an online testing and development support infrastructure, and an online framework for collaborative work groups.

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The Patient Safety Movement is connecting people, ideas and technology to confront the large scale problem of more than 4.8 million preventable patient deaths in 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 in hospitals across the world.

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 Patientory Association, a global nonprofit healthcare member organization facilitates the adoption of emerging technologies in the healthcare industry.  Currently, the foundation connects healthcare industry adopters of the PTOYNet blockchain which comprise the PTOYNet consortium. The PTOYNet blockchain securely stores and manages health information in real time, and such storage and management is facilitated by a blockchain based token (called “PTOY”).

PCPI® engages physicians, clinicians and key stakeholders to improve care through performance measurement that is integrated with clinically rich data to address shared health care quality challenges. Our membership is a consortium of diverse organizations dedicated to improving healthcare quality, safety, and value through collaboration for patients, physicians, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders. We are a leading developer of performance measures for government programs, specialty societies, and organizations focused on measuring clinician performance.

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. 

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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.

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

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

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The Sequoia Project is the independent, trusted advocate for nationwide health information exchange, supporting independent initiatives like the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergency (PULSE), a heatlh IT disaster response platform. The Sequoia Project incubates real-world implementation of health information exchange, such as the eHealth Exchange, the largest network in the US connecting the private sector and federal agencies, and Carequality, a consensus-built trusted exchange framework connecting health information networks, which are now indpendent non-profits. 

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) is the national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs) and their strategic business and technology partners. We are the largest consortium of its kind in the country, representing 70+ member HIE organizations that together cover more than 92 percent of the United States population.

SNOMED International: Leading healthcare terminology worldwide. Owned and governed by 39 Member countries, SNOMED International 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.

The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) is the unifying organization for Community Health Centers (CHCs) in South Carolina. The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) has been working to increase the availability of quality health care to low-income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable, and special need populations since 1979. The SCPHCA is committeed to meeting the unique health care needs of these populations and to reduce health disparities across the state by providing capacity-building services and coordinating initiatives necessary to strengthen Community Health Centers (CHCs) in SC.

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, over 750 Springboard portfolio companies seeking investment of financial and human capital have raised $9.5 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.

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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 Ohio Health Information Partnership is a non-profit, independent, private organization created in 2009 with $43.8 million in federal HITECH grant funding. Over the next 10 years, The Partnership would embark on a mission to assist physicians and other providers with implementation and adoption of health information technology throughout Ohio. This momentum began with the creation of the CliniSync Health Information Exchange (HIE) which has since connected 150+ Hospitals/Health Systems with thousands of physicians and more than 500 long-term, post-acute care facilities.

Since 2007, TRIAD has partnered with community-based organizations in regions of the world with the highest prevalence of HIV to help support youth as they strive to lead healthy lives. TRIAD Trust trains local leaders how to design, develop, and lead programs and platforms that mitigate risk and maximize access to information and care. Our technology-based platforms support community health workers as they ensure access to the highest quality treatment and care and document our interventions' impact. As the scope of the HIV epidemic and needs of those most vulnerable populations evolve, so do our trainings.

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

The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is West Virginia’s designated Health Information Exchange transforming health care 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.

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