Health Care Organizations for the NHII


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Health Care Organizations

Provider Organizations
Intermountain Health Care
Intermountain Health Care (IHC) is a community-owned, nonprofit healthcare organization operating in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming with 23 hospitals, numerous outlying clinics and facilities, and more than 400 physicians. IHC has placed an emphasis on integrating clinical data to make the quality of care within the network uniform and has a well-developed IT infrastructure that includes the legacy HELP (Health Evaluation through Logical Processing) system -an expert system that conducts evaluations and provides recommendations on the care of each patient. The EMR system has demonstrated cost savings in the area of disease management (that enable the provider to intervene earlier and use preventive health services) as well as through lower paper-handling and transcription costs and higher staff productivity.
Partners HealthCare
Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners is developing an integrated health care delivery system throughout the region that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.
Member and Trade Organizations
American Health Information Management Association
The American Health Information Management Association is the community of professionals engaged in health information management, providing support to members and strengthening the industry and profession. It represents more than 45,000 specially educated health information management professionals who work throughout the healthcare industry. Health information management professionals serve the healthcare industry and the public by managing, analyzing, and utilizing data vital for patient care -- and making it accessible to healthcare providers when it is needed most.
The American Medical Informatics Association
The American Medical Informatics Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization of individuals, institutions, and corporations dedicated to developing and using information technologies to improve health care. AMIA was formed in 1990 by the merger of three organizations - the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI), the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care ( SCAMC). The 3,200 members of AMIA include physicians, nurses, computer and information scientists, biomedical engineers, medical librarians, and academic researchers and educators. AMIA is the official United States representative organization to the International Medical Informatics Association.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) created a NHII Task Force in October 2002. This task force seeks to help the health care industry build a NHII beginning with its work on creating an inventory of existing technologies and practices in health care.
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NHII Fact Sheet:
Chair: Martin Harris, MD, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
The National Association of Health Data Organizations
The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening the nation's health information system. NAHDO serves as a broker of expertise for the development and enhancement of statewide and national health information systems. NAHDO brings together a network of state, federal, and private sector technical and policy leaders and consultants to expand health systems development and shape responsible health information policies.