The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care throughout the communities they serve.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. Chartered in 1972, NMSDC has established a network of corporate members, now numbering 1,595. Among them are America’s top companies – publicly, privately, and and internationally owned – as well as universities, hospitals, and other institutions with supply-chain needs.
Texas Rural Health Association
The Texas Rural Health Association (TRHA) was established in 1984 by a steering committee of representatives from various West Texas entities, including county governments, public health departments, and educational/healthcare institutions. Efforts were encouraged by the Texas Tech University Regional Academic Health Center in Odessa, which also provided a convenient operational base in the early stages. Today TRHA continues to broaden the potential for leaders to unite, promoting strong rural health policy, advocacy, and education. We hope you will join us!
Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) is an organization of rural and community hospitals, corporations, and interested individuals working together to address the special needs and issues of rural and community hospitals, staff and patients they serve. The mission of TORCH is to be the voice and principal advocate for rural and community hospitals in Texas and to provide leadership in addressing the special needs and issues of these hospitals.