Healthcare IT Communities

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The Open Group

A Standards Development Organization and global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards.

About The Open Group

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AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. AHIMA has helped improve health record quality by taking a leadership role in the effective management of health data and information and delivering quality healthcare to the public.


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The Sequoia Project is the independent, trusted advocate for nationwide health information exchange. In the public interest we steward current programs, incubate new initiatives and educate our community. The Sequoia Project is a national convener of private sector and government stakeholders solving health IT interoperability challenges.

About Sequoia Project


American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association) is the professional home of leading informaticians: clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students and other informatics professionals who rely on data to connect people, information, and technology. AMIA is the center of action for more than 4,000 health care professionals, informatics researchers, and thought-leaders in biomedicine, health care and science.

About AMIA
Informatics Research and Practice


Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.



"Carequality brings together a diverse group of representatives, including electronic health record (EHR) vendors, record locater 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 move between networks, platforms, and geographies..."


Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI)

The Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) is a HL7 special committee dedicated to improving the interoperability of healthcare systems through shared implementable clinical information models.

About CIMI
CIMI Wiki Link Mayo Clinic

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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HIMSS

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)


Our mission is to improve health by creating a vibrant, open ecosystem of interoperable applications, knowledge, content, and services.

About Logica Health
About SOLOR: a simple Healthcare IT terminology solution

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

About AHRQ

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories.

About NIST

NIST Device Interoperability


SNOMED International

CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and caregivers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, access to this data must be built into health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.

Commonwell Health Alliance

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The Federal Health Information Model consists of UML data models of 38 healthcare domains. It is a project under a larger program called Federal Health Interoperability Modeling and Standards (FHIMS), an initiative of the Federal Health Architecture (FHA).

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HHS ONC Tech Lab Standards Coordination Home

HHS ONC Tech lab

HHS ONC Standards Coordination Home

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Health Level 7 HL7

HL7 provides a framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information. The standards define how information is packaged and communicated from one party to another, setting the structure and data types required for integrations between systems. HL7 standards support clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services.

HL7 Community

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CDS Connect

CDS Connect is a project inside the AHRQ to demonstrate how evidence-based care can be more rapidly incorporated into clinical practice through interoperable decision support. The CDS Connect Repository follows AHRQ’s mission of focusing on evidence based care, by identifying and codifying new evidence based standards of care as CDS artifacts. AHRQ awarded the MITRE Corporation a contract to develop "CDS Connect", an online web presence that will function as a repository of CDS artifacts and create prototype infrastructure for sharing CDS across different health care settings and technologies. MITRE will also develop, pilot, and share CDS artifacts on CDS Connect as a proof-of-concept.

About CDS Connect

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