|American Health Information Management
Professional association representing more than 40,000 health information
management professionals who work in all aspects of healthcare.
Members earn credentials through a combination of education and
experience, and finally performance on national certification exams.
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Nonprofit organization devoted to developing and using information
technologies to improve health care. AMIA was formed in 1990, and
is the official United States representative organization to the
International Medical Informatics Association.
American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
30,000-member professional association that represents pharmacists.
Publishing and educational programs are available to help members
improve their delivery of pharmaceutical care, and it is the national
accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and technician training
American National Standards Institute
Private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates
the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
Also accredits qualified organizations to develop standards in the
technical area in which they have expertise.
Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
Professional organization dedicated to the promotion, development
and sharing of information between physicians responsible for organizational
leadership in information technology.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national health
care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans.
Computer-based Patient Records Institute (CPRI)
Providing vision and leadership to promote the global and successful
use of electronic health care information systems to improve health
and the delivery of health care.The focus has expanded from computer
based patient records to health care information systems.
Health Level 7 (HL-7)
Health Level Seven is one of several ANSI-accredited Standards
Developing Organizations (SDOs) operating in the healthcare arena.
Health Level Seven's domain is clinical and administrative data.
Our mission: "To provide standards for the exchange, management
and integration of data that support clinical patient care and the
management, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services. Specifically,
to create flexible, cost effective approaches, standards, guidelines,
methodologies, and related services for interoperability between
healthcare information systems."
Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Provides leadership in healthcare for the management of technology,
information and change through publications, educational opportunities
and member services. HIMSS has 37 chapters and more than 12,000
members working in healthcare organizations throughout the world.
Informatics Association (IMIA)
An independent organization with close ties to the World Health
Organization (WHO) as a NGO (Non Government Organization).The working
language of IMIA is English. The association plays a major global
role in the application of information science and technology in
the fields of healthcare and research in medical, health and Bio-Informatics.
Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 18,000 health
care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent,
not-for-profit organization, JCAHO is the nation's predominant standards-setting
and accrediting body in health care.
Joint Healthcare Information Technology
AHIMA, AMIA, CHIM, CHIME and HIMSS joined together to form the
Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance (JHITA) The Alliance
monitors national legislative and regulatory activities and reports
on those activities to the Alliance membership.
Medical Record Institute
Promotes the development and acceptance of electronic health care.
MRI supports, coordinates, and leads the process of creating healthcare
information standards by conducting surveys and studies related
to selected EHR and standards issues, assisting EHR developers in
finding alliances and partnerships and acting as a voice of conscience
on aspects of confidentiality, security, and social impact.
for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Source for information about the quality of the nation's managed
National Council for
Prescription Drug Programs
Not-for-profit ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization
comprised of the top people from all facets of the pharmaceutical
industry. Their focus is to create and promote data interchange
standards for the pharmacy services sector.
National Library of Medicine
NLM, on the campus of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda,
Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The NLM has created
a special Web site, MEDLINEplus, to link the general public to many
sources of consumer health information.
Society for Clinical Coding
The Coding (SCC) Community promotes the integrity and management
of coded data across the healthcare continuum. Provides data management
strategies, educational opportunities, networking, and communication
forums. Represents members through collaboration with: AHIMA and
Language System (UMLS)
A National Library of Medicine project. UMLS develops and distributes
multi-purpose, electronic "Knowledge Sources" and associated lexical
programs. System developers can use the UMLS products to enhance
their applications -- in systems focused on patient data, digital
libraries, Web and bibliographic retrieval, natural language processing,
and decision support.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange
Improving healthcare through Electronic Commerce. Benefits of membership
include annual conference, educational forums, government relations,
information access, and web-site.