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Health Information Technology in Rural Healthcare – Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Lead federal agency focused on improving the safety and quality of the nation's healthcare system. Invests in research to understand how to make healthcare safer and improve quality. Develops resources, tools, and data to help healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumers make informed health decisions.
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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)
Works to advance the science, education, and profession of informatics. Provides networking, advocacy, and professional development opportunities. Supports the use for health information technology to promote health and healthcare.
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eHealth Initiative (eHI)
Serves members seeking to improve the quality of healthcare using technology and innovation by identifying and sharing best practices. Focuses on education, research, and advocacy to improve healthcare.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Regulates U.S. broadcast media and communications markets.
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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (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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National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC)
Provides assistance, education, and information to those providing or interested in providing healthcare at a distance. Works to expand the availability of healthcare to underserved populations through the use of telehealth.
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National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC)
Provides technical assistance and information resources addressing the transition to value and population health, collaboration and partnership, performance improvement, health information technology, and workforce. Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center, enhances the health of rural communities by providing products and services with a focus on excellence and innovation.
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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Supports the adoption of health information technology (HIT) and promotes nationwide health information exchange to improve healthcare.
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Last Reviewed: 9/11/2020