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U.S. Government Resources
Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.
HSRIC Health Informatics
Health Services Research Information Central maintains a page through the U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health with resources in Health Informatics, Health Information Management, and more.
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
LHNCBC conducts research and development in biomedical informatics and the use of advanced communications and computing technologies to improve how NLM (National Library of Medicine) brings clinical data and health information to consumers, health care providers, and researchers.
Organizations involved with Health Information Management
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 67,000 members, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional certification, and one of the industry's most active and influential advocates in Congress.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA)
Formerly known as IFHRO, IFHIMA was established in 1968 as a forum to bring together national organizations committed to improvement in the use of health records in their countries. The founding organizations recognized the need for an international organization to serve as a forum for the exchange of information relating to health records, health information management and information technology.
UIC Health Informatics and Health Information Management
UIC's informational page on the Health Information Management and Informatics programs. It includes program information, information on careers, and relevant publications.