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3. Additional resources for selecting and implementing informatics solutions - Part 3: Industry and community resources

3.6 Trade organizations and events

Trade organizations and associations

A through D




E through J






K through Z

  • Kenya Health Informatics Association: KeHIA; a professional association dedicated "to further[ing] the health and biomedical agenda in Kenya to support the government's initiatives to improve and sustain quality health services for all Kenyans"
  • KDD: a sub-group of the Association for Computing Machinery, promoting the "advancement and adoption of the 'science' of knowledge discovery and data mining"



  • Markle Foundation: a private foundation with the goal of helping others "realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems, for the health and security of all Americans"
  • Medical Library Association: MLA; a nonprofit, educational organization "committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, [and] promoting access to the world's health sciences information"
  • Medical Software Industry Association: MSIA; a membership-based professional association representing "the interests of the Australian commercial software industry which develops, supplies and services information management products and services for healthcare practitioners, healthcare service providers and healthcare organisations"
  • MedTech Europe: formerly the European Diagnostic Manufacturer’s Association and Eucomed, the two combined to form MedTech Europe, a "trade association for the medical technology industry including diagnostics, medical devices and digital health"
  • Middle East Association for Health Informatics: MEAHI; a not-for-profit organization "trying to use regional as well as global potentials to provide a collaborative environment, in which requirements are discussed, solutions are provided, and resources are allocated to tackle healthcare issues of this vulnerable part of the world"


  • National Academies: a collection of U.S. "private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world," including sciences, engineering, medicine, and research
  • The NELAC Institute: TNI; a "non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the generation of environmental data of known and documented quality through an open, inclusive, and transparent process that is responsive to the needs of the community"
  • Nursing Specialist Group: NSG; a British Computer Society-related "U.K. organisation for nurses and therapists interested in the management and use of information and communications technology to improve the quality, delivery and recording of care"


  • Ontario Nursing Informatics Group: ONIG; a professional group attempting "to provide a forum for nursing professionals to communicate and disseminate current developments in health care information systems"
  • OpenClinical: "a not-for-profit organisation created and maintained as a public service," promoting tools, methodologies, "and other knowledge management technologies in patient care and clinical research"
  • openEHR Foundation: a not-for-profit company that develops specification, clinical model, and other medical programs and also supports health informatics education
  • OSCAR Canada Users' Society: OCUS; a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting the education and use of OSCAR, "a suite of open-source applications including an electronic medical record"


  • Public Health Informatics Institute: PHII; a non-profit organization acting "as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, transforming health practitioners' ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide"
  • Public Library of Science: PLOS; a not-for-profit "publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication"


  • Red Internacional de Enfermería Informática: RIEI, translates to International Network of Nursing Informatics; an international association of nurses and other professionals from Latin American and Caribbean countries seeking "the voluntary development and exchange of experience, information, and knowledge" related to the field of nursing informatics
  • Regenstrief Institute: RI; an informatics and healthcare research organization dedicated to "improving quality of care, increasing efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing medical errors and enhancing patient safety"


  • SIGCOMM: a special interest group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) dedicated to finding answers to "systems engineering and architectural questions surrounding computer communication"
  • Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening: SLAS; "a global organization that exists to provide forums for education and information exchange to encourage the study of, and improve the science and practice of, laboratory automation and screening"
  • Swedish Association of Medical Informatics: SFMI; a professional association that strives "to promote the development of informatics in health care, in particular through the organization of meetings with scientific lectures and discussions"
  • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics: SIB; an academic, non-profit foundation that "coordinates research and education in bioinformatics throughout Switzerland and provides high quality bioinformatics services to the national and international research community"


  • https://www.urac.org/ URAC]: an independent, nonprofit organization "promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs"


  • Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group: VanBUG; "an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics"


  • Workflow Management Coalition: WfMC; "a global organization of adopters, developers, consultants, analysts, as well as university and research groups engaged in workflow and BPM"

3.7 User communities

3.8 Books and journals

3.9 Standards

3.10 LIMSpec

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