INDUSTRY INFORMATION Associations and Trade Groups

They provide advocacy, continuing education, lobbying, product marketing and, perhaps most of all, networking opportunities for you to share friendships and ideas. Here’s a compilation of noteworthy professional organizations that fuel the industry’s intellect and performance.

ASSOCIATIONS (CLINICALLY- AND OPERATIONALLY-ORIENTED) ASSOCIATIONS (ADMINISTRATIVE- AND BUSINESS-ORIENTED) Alliance for Healthcare Reform, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASC), America’s Essential Hospitals, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), American Bar Association (ABA) – The Health Law Section,

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), American Academy/Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association (ANA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society for Therapeutic and Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC),

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS), Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Association of Surgical Technologists (AST), The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc. (CBSPD),

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM),

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), Population Health Alliance (PHA), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Inc. (SHEA), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Inc. (SGNA), Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), Wound Healing Society (WHS),

Advanced Medical Technology Association (ADVAMED), Advanced Precautions for Today’s OR, American Association For Physician Leadership, American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA), American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI),

Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR), Bellwether League Inc. (BLI), C. Diff Foundation, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Convenient Care Association (CCA), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), ECRI Institute, Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), GS1 Healthcare US, Healthcare Business Management Association, Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH),


American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA),

American Health Care Association (AHCA), American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), America’s Blood Centers, Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), Association for Healthcare Resource and Material Management (AHRMM),

Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP), Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS),

Association for Supply Chain Management, The Council of Supply Chain Executives (CSCE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers (IHES), International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS), International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS),

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, Physician Hospitals of America (PHA),


Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers & Servicers (IAMERS),

International Safety Center, International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS), The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), Medical Device Supply Chain Council, National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), National Recall Alert Center (NRAC), Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP), Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), Premier Safety Institute, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), The Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), The United States Pharmacopeial Convention Inc. (USP),


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80