Last Updated: Nov 20, 2013
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
The American Health Information Management Association is a community of health care professionals that examine best practices and standards for health information management.
- American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
AMIA has an informatics training initiative in partnership with leading educators in the field to train 10,000 HIT workers by 2010. They also have a national initiative to promote the use of electronic health records for patient safety.
- Center for Health Transformation
Founded in 1999 by Newt Gingrich, focuses on health care issues and how the adoption of “transformation solutions and policies” can create better health and lower costs.
- Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)
CCHIT is a recognized certification body (RCB) for electronic health records and their networks, and an independent, voluntary, private-sector initiative. Their mission is to accelerate the adoption of HIT by creating an efficient, credible, and sustainable product certification program.
- Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare
The Council for Affordable Quality Health Care is a nonprofit alliance of health plans, networks, and trade associations that focuses on initiatives to simplify health care administration, including the use of health care information exchange systems.
- eHealth Initiative
A membership organization seeking to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.
- Health On the Net Foundation
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve health care throughout the world by examining issues of safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
- National Resource Center for Health Information Technology
Helps the health care communities make the leap into the Information Age, provides technical assistance, and shares new knowledge and findings that have the potential to transform everyday clinical practice.
- National Rural Health Resource Center
Provides information on HIT requirements in quality, safety, HIPAA, telemedicine, reimbursement & pharmacy
- New York Academy of Medicine Library
- NYC Dept Health & Mental Hyg.
E-mailings on many topics in the area of public health concerns: cancer, diabetes, AIDS, West Nile virus, 9/11-related health problems, etc.
- Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness
A useful page from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
- United Hospital Fund
The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.
- United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the U.S. government’s principal agency for ensuring the health of all Americans by providing essential services.