Public and Private Collaboration
The AHIMA Foundation forges key, strategic partnerships with federal health agencies, academic research centers, private foundations, corporate sponsors and other organizations whose funding and research interests align with priorities of the AHIMA Foundation.
The purpose of these partnerships is to collaborate on applied health services research studies, projects, and conferences. We work with all parties who effectively apply results into practice and effect positive change from the research; whether in the form of commissioned papers, conference proceedings, or our on-line, peer-reviewed journal articles featured in Perspectives in Health Information Management.
The Foundation brings some unique capabilities to collaborating organizations:
- Broad dissemination capabilities through its relationship with the AHIMA
- Neutral, objective convener of stakeholders given its foundation mission
- Pool of established national stakeholder and corporate relationships
- Ready access to health information management expertise
A key goal of the Foundation is to establish and maintain strategic alliances that advance innovative and effective policy and research. Over the years, collaborative relationships include: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Library of Medicine; 3M; RAND Corporation; Research Triangle Institute; and Mississippi Institute for Improvement of Minority Health and Health Disparities in the Delta Region.
In addition to developing and maintaining our own team of collaborators, we are also partners of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) ACTION Network. The Foundation is a Network member on AHRQ’s designated master contracts with the RAND Corporation.
The Foundation is eager to expand our network of collaborators, including health services researchers from academic medical institutions and other research centers; hospitals; health plans; and businesses employing health information management professionals. These collaborative networks are integral for providing a well-formed and positioned community of research experts. This community of experts avail themselves to the opportunity to participate on federal or private grant or contract projects, corporate-sponsored projects, in addition to providing valuable feedback for innovative approaches and problem solving to get to actionable HIM solutions.