Health Care Associations (C-M)

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CCAC/CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities & Continuing Care Accreditation Commission)

CCAC/CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities & Continuing Care Accreditation Commission)

COLA (formerly Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation)

CPRI-HOST [formerly Computer-Based Patient Record Institute & Healthcare Open Systems and Trials]

Canadian College of Health Service Executives (CCHSE)

Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA)

Case Management Society of America (CMSA)

Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)

Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL)

Center for Health Transformation

Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)

Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)

Coalition for Affordable Quality Healthcare [managed care, guidelines]

Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Health Care (CARH) [liability, malpractice]

Coalition for Health Environments Research (CHER) [design, construction, architecture]

Coalition for Healthcare e-Standards (Internet, e-commerce)

Coalition for Nonprofit Health Care (CNHC)

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

ComCARE Alliance: Communications for Coordinated Assistance and Response to Emergencies [disasters]

Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) [emergency services]

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) [formerly Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA)] [university programs]

Common Good [malpractice liability reform]

Community Hospital Medical Education Alliance (CHMEA)

Consumer Driven Health Care Association (CDHCA) [insurance, employee benefits]

Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) [over-the-counter drugs, supplements]

Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project (CPDP) [employers, labor, performance, quality]

Council for Responsible Telemedicine (CRT)

Council of Ethical Organizations - Health Ethics Trust [compliance]

Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH)

Council of Women's and Infants Specialty Hospitals (CWISH)

Dental Group Management Association (DGMA)

Dietary Managers Association (DMA) [food service]

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) [information systems, standards]

Disease Management Association of America (DMAA)

EHR Collaborative [electronic health record standards, information systems, medical records]

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) [third-party administrators, internet, value added networks, transactions/claims processing, provider management organizations, security]

Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA)

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

Employers' Managed Health Care Association (MHCA) [managed care]

European Healthcare Management Association (EHMA)

Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) [transplants]

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) [home care]

Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association (FASA) [surgicenters]

Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) [formerly Federation of American Health Systems (FAHS)]

Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (FSMB)

Forum on Privacy and Security in Healthcare (FPSH)

Governance Institute

HIPAA Conformance Certification Organization (HCCO) [accreditation, standards compliance]

HSA Coalition (formerly Business Coalition for Affordable Health Care; Archer MSA Coalition) [health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, insurance]

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Health Care EBusiness Collaborative (HCEC) [formerly Healthcare EDI Coalition (HEDIC)] [standards, information systems, barcodes, internet]

Health Care Education Association (HCEA) [patient educators, training/development]]

Health Care Liability Alliance (HCLA) [malpractice, law]

Health Care Policy Roundtable (HCPR) [human resources, uninsured, insurance, access, business, employers, industry]

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) [environment, ecology, medical waste]

Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC)

Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) [equipment, supplies]

Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA)

Health Industry Representatives Association (HIRA) [manufacturer sales representatives; equipment; supplies]

Health Level Seven (HL7) [electronic data interchange standards]

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Health Technology Center (HealthTech) [emerging technologies, internet, e-health]

HealthCare Chaplaincy

Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA) [third-party billers; insurance claims processing]

Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Associations (HCEA)

Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) [formerly National Wholesale Druggists Association]

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII)

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) [incorporates Center for Healthcare Information Management (CHIM)]

Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA) [professional competencies]

Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC)

Healthcare Manufacturers Marketing Council (HMMC) [equipment and supplies]

Healthcare Roundtable

Hi-Ethics [Health Internet, consumer security, privacy, quality standards]

Hospice Association of America (HAA)

Hospital Fire Marshals' Association (HFMA) [safety]

Hospital Home Care Association of America (HHCAA)

IHE - Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise [information systems, standards, radiology]

IPA Association of America (TIPAAA) [independent/integrated physician associations]

Institute for Family-Center Care (IFCC)

Institute of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (ICHBC)

Insurance Information Institute (III)

International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHHS)

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)

International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) [formerly Privacy Officers Association (POA) and Association of Corporate Privacy Officers (ACPO)]

International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA)

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)

International Interior Design Association - Healthcare Forum (IIDA)

International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care (ISTAHC)

Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHC) [quality, ethics]

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) [sonography, radiology, cardiology]

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) [cardiovascular, radiology]

Intersocietal Commission on the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) [radiology]

Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety [Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)]

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance (JHITA)

Leapfrog Group [patient safety, quality]

Medical Banking Project (Medical Banking Association, Society of Medical Banking Excellence, Charitable Communities Network) [HIPAA, privacy, security, finance]

Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) [equipment]

Medical Fitness Association (MFA)

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Medical Library Association (MLA)

Medical Records Institute (MRI)

Medical Transcription Industry Alliance (MTIA)

Medicare Rights Center (MRC)

Mobile Healthcare Alliance (MoHCA) [wireless communication/computing]

eHealth Initiative (eHI) [internet, information technology]

eHealth Institute [internet; information technology]



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