American Health Information Management Association
AHIMA is a professional association representing more than
53,000 health information professionals who work throughout the healthcare industry. This site includes Journal of
AHIMA indexes and articles, position statements, practice briefs, frequently asked questions, member forums, a job board, hot topics, legislative issues, the fellowship program, job descriptions, certification information, Body of Knowledge (BoK), Communities of Practice (CoP), and many other resources for HIM students and professionals.
Association for Information and Image Management
AIIM is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute)– accredited standards development organization. AIIM also holds the Secretariat for the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) committee focused on information management compliance issues, TC171.
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
AAAHC is committed to advocating high-quality health services in ambulatory healthcare organizations through the development of standards and survey and accreditation programs. Accredited Standards Committee—X12 x12.org ASC X12, comprised of cross-industry representation, delivers the most widely implemented electronic data interchange
(EDI) standards that interact with a multitude of e-commerce technologies and serves as the premier source for integrating electronic applications.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) ahrq.gov Home page for the government association for research to increase healthcare quality.
American Accreditation HealthCare Commission/URAC urac.org A nonprofit organization that establishes standards for the managed care industry.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) http://aafp.org AAFP home page.
American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) aappo.org A national association of network-based preferred provider organizations and affiliate organizations.
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) ache.org An international society of healthcare executives, ACHE offers credentialing and educational programs.
American Dental Association (ADA) http://ada.org 12/21/12 7:35 PM
The ADA is an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization that develops dental standards that promote safe and effective oral healthcare.
American Hospital Association (AHA) aha.org Members of the American Hospital Association are grouped into three categories: institutional (short-term hospitals, long-term hospitals, headquarters of healthcare systems, nonhospital preacute and postacute facilities, and hospitalaffiliated education programs), associate, and personal.
American Hospital Association Research Data ahadata.com Detailed hospital research databank and resource for healthcare provider information.
American Health Quality Association ahqa.org AHQA represents quality improvement organizations and professionals working to improve the quality of healthcare.
American Health Lawyers Association http://healthlawyers.org Organization for lawyers associated with the health field.
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) http://osteopathic.org Home page for the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and healthcare facilities.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) astm.org An organization that sets technical standards for industries.
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) ahip.org A trade association representing the private healthcare system that provides health, long-term care, dental, disability, and supplemental coverage to consumers.
Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement
Specialists (ACDIS) http://hcpro.com/acdis/about.cfm ACDIS home page where CDI professionals share the tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful programs.
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity