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Health Information Technology in Rural Healthcare Organizations

AAFP Center for Health Information Technology (CHIT)
Works to promote use of health information technology by American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members and other office-based clinicians, for the purposes of improving the quality and safety of medical care, and to increasing the efficiency of medical practice.
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on healthcare outcomes, quality, cost, use, and access. The information helps healthcare decision makers - patients and clinicians, health system leaders, purchasers, and policymakers - make more informed decisions and improve the quality of healthcare services.
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American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Represents over 103,000 health information management (HIM) professionals. Provides HIM standards and practices, advocacy, education, resources, and professional development opportunities. AHIMA is one of the four cooperating parties responsible for the ICD-10 coding guidelines.
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American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Dedicated to developing and using information technologies to improve health care.
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eHealth Initiative (eHI)
Membership organization seeking to improve the quality of healthcare using technology and innovation by identifying and sharing best practices. eHI focuses on education, research, and advocacy to improve healthcare.
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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
HIMSS leads and transforms healthcare public policy and industry practices through advocacy, education, and professional development. Supports initiatives designed to promote the contributions of information and management systems to ensure quality patient care, including rural specific resources and tools.
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Institute for e-Health Policy
Provides research and educational opportunities surrounding e-health policy for public and private stakeholders. Includes a focus on underserved, rural, and minority populations experiencing health information technology disparities.
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National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC)
Provides technical assistance and information resources addressing community and population health, health information technology, leadership, workforce, strategic planning and performance improvement. Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center, provides programs, activities, and resources that benefit the emerging market of healthcare in rural communities.
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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Supports the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve healthcare.
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Last Reviewed: 9/11/2015