Affiliations & Partners

HealthPort: Advancing Healthcare through Strategic Relationships

As the authority on the compliant exchange of protected health information (PHI), HealthPort® is active in a variety of healthcare trade associations and partnerships with some of the most trusted vendors in the industry to advance release of information (ROI) and audit management. As the industry evolves, we will continue to lend our expertise and knowledge to foster ideas that shape the future of healthcare.

Organization affiliations:

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management professionals. AHIMA's 51,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the health information management profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.
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Established in 1996, AHIOS’s mission is to strengthen and enhance the health information management outsourcing industry while promoting excellence in the handling and dissemination of confidential patient-identifiable information. To this end, a large component of our work as an organization is involved with pursuing fair and equitable treatment of the industry through legislative, regulatory and legal processes.

Ultimately, our goal as an organization is to ensure that healthcare organizations will always have cost-effective resources for outsourcing their health information management functions — and that in outsourcing they gain not only fiscal relief but access to a cadre of specialists who have the industry’s most advanced training and tools at their disposal for safeguarding one of healthcare’s most precious and complex resources: confidential patient information.

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America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing over 60,000 members of the health insurance industry. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation.
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The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents medical groups and organized systems of care, including some of the nation’s largest, most prestigious integrated healthcare delivery systems.
More than 113,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 110 million patients in 49 states.
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ASTM International
ASTM International is an open forum for the development of high quality, market relevant international standards used around the world.
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HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) is the leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. Its more than 35,000 members value the Association's role as a respected thought leader on top trends and issues facing the healthcare industry.
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HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is the healthcare industry's membership organization, exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of human health.

Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., and other locations across the country, HIMSS represents approximately 17,000 individual members and some 275 member corporations that employ more than 1 million people.

HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.
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The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel serves as a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors for achieving a widely accepted and useful set of standards specifically to enable and support widespread interoperability among healthcare software applications, as they will interact in a local, regional, and national health information network for the United States.

Comprised of a wide range of stakeholders, the Panel will assist in the development of the U.S. Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) by addressing issues such as privacy and security within a shared healthcare information system.

The Panel is sponsored by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in cooperation with strategic partners such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), and Booz Allen Hamilton. Funding for the Panel is being provided via the ONCHIT1 contract award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Health Level Seven is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) operating in the healthcare clinical and administrative data arena. It is a not-for-profit volunteer organization made up of providers, vendors, payers, consultants, government groups, and others who develop clinical and administrative data standards for healthcare. Health Level Seven develops specifications; the most widely used being a messaging standard that enables disparate healthcare applications to exchange keys sets of clinical and administrative data.
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Founded in 1926, The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the nation's principal voice for medical group practice. MGMA's 20,000 members manage and lead more than 12,000 organizations in which more than 242,000 physicians practice.

MGMA leads the profession and assists members through information, education, networking, and advocacy. Its core purpose is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent.
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Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) unified with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as part of the HIMSS Users Group Alliance Program in October 2003. The unification strengthens the commitment of HIMSS and MS-HUG to better serve their members and the industry through a shared strategic vision to provide leadership and healthcare information technology solutions that improve the delivery of patient care.
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Sentillion - Vergence Enabled
Sentillion provides identity and access management solutions to the healthcare industry. Sentillion's Vergence® product suite enables healthcare organizations to know who their users are, helps them be productive, guards their systems, and protects their patients. The Vergence product suite includes user provisioning, strong authentication, single sign-on, clinical context management, and privacy management. Sentillion was named the leading vendor for healthcare single sign-on for three consecutive years by IDC Research and was the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2004 Customer Value Enhancement Award in Healthcare. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, MA.
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WEDI's goal is to improve the quality of healthcare through effective and efficient information exchange and management. They aim to provide leadership and guidance to the healthcare industry on how to use and leverage the industry's collective knowledge, expertise, and information resources to improve the quality, affordability, and availability of healthcare.
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For more information on HealthPort or our release of information services, call us today at 800-367-1500.