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General Information on Health Informatics
Policymaking, regulations, strategy, research, innovations, privacy & security, rural health IT.
AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
Founded in 1928, 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, AHIMA is the leading authority for "HIM knowledge" and widely respected for its esteemed credentials and rigorous professional education and training. Their mission is "empowering people to impact health".
AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association)
AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics. AMIA connects a broad community of professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA is the bridge for knowledge and collaboration across a continuum, from basic and applied research to the consumer and public health arenas. AMIA's mission is to "Improve health through informatics education, science and practice".
ANIA (American Nursing Informatics Association)
The American Nursing Informatics Association (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
Use informatics to improve the health of populations, communities, families and individuals by optimizing information management and communication. Their mission is "To advance nursing informatics through education, research, and practice in all roles and settings".
American Telemedicine Association
From their About Us page: "As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the ATA is working to change the way the world thinks about healthcare. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, effective, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. We represent a broad and inclusive member network of technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances. Together, we are working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models."
IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association)
The International Medical Informatics Association is an independent organization established under Swiss law in 1989. IMIA 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. The basic goals and objectives of the association are to:
- promote informatics in health care and research in health, bio and medical informatics.
- advance and nurture international cooperation.
- to stimulate research, development and routine application.
- move informatics from theory into practice in a full range of health delivery settings, from physician’s office to acute and long term care.
- further the dissemination and exchange of knowledge, information and technology.
- promote education and responsible behaviour.
- represent the medical and health informatics field with the World Health Organization and other international professional and governmental organizations.