Healthcare IT Communities

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The Open Group

A Standards Development Organization and global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards.

About The Open Group

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AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. AHIMA has helped improve health record quality by taking a leadership role in the effective management of health data and information and delivering quality healthcare to the public.


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The Sequoia Project is the independent, trusted advocate for nationwide health information exchange. In the public interest we steward current programs, incubate new initiatives and educate our community. The Sequoia Project is a national convener of private sector and government stakeholders solving health IT interoperability challenges.

About Sequoia Project


American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association) is the professional home of leading informaticians: clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students and other informatics professionals who rely on data to connect people, information, and technology. AMIA is the center of action for more than 4,000 health care professionals, informatics researchers, and thought-leaders in biomedicine, health care and science.

About AMIA
Clinical Informatics
AMIA Decision Support Work Group
Clinical Research Informatics


Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.



"carequality brings together a diverse group of representatives, including electronic health record (EHR) vendors, record locater service (RLS) providers and other types of existing networks from the private sector and government, to determine technical and policy agreements to enable data to move between networks, platforms, and geographies..."

The Sequoia Project and CareQuality

Sequoia Project: Who uses CareQuality?

Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI)

The Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) is a HL7 special committee dedicated to improving the interoperability of healthcare systems through shared implementable clinical information models.

About CIMI
CIMI Wiki Link Mayo Clinic

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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HIMSS

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories.

About NIST

NIST Device Interoperability


SemanticHealthNet Europe


About SNOMED Int'l

Cloud Technologies for Healthcare

Cloud Interoperability Magazine Authors: Kevin Jackson, Thanh Tran

CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell Health Alliance is devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.

Commonwell Health Alliance Home Page

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The Federal Health Information Model consists of UML data models of 38 healthcare domains. It is a project under a larger program called Federal Health Interoperability Modeling and Standards (FHIMS), an initiative of the Federal Health Architecture (FHA). Briefly, the US Federal government has established a Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), which provides guidance to federal agencies on how they should develop their enterprise architectures. FHIM Fact Sheet

ONC Federal Health Architecture

What is the FHA?

FHA Fact Sheet

HHS ONC Tech Lab Standards Coordination Home

HHS ONC Tech lab

HHS ONC Standards Coordination Home

Health Level 7 HL7

HL7 provides a framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information. The standards define how information is packaged and communicated from one party to another, setting the structure and data types required for integrations between systems. HL7 standards support clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services.

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Community information is believed to be accurate, please verify with individual organizations.