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Healthcare Distribution Resources

Dental Trade Alliance
The ADTA and DTA have recently unified to create an even stronger member organization for the dental industry - the Dental Trade Alliance. Visit Site >>

Education OnLine ( is the medical industry’s first web-based training center that includes training modules, general product information, online manufacturer customer service, resource links, along with industry news and information links. Visit Site >>

Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA)
The mission of HDMA is to secure safe and effective distribution of healthcare products, create and exchange industry knowledge affecting the future of distribution management, and influence standards and business processes that produce efficient healthcare commerce. Visit Site >>

Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA)
HIDA is the international trade association representing medical products distributors. Visit Site >>

Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA)
The former Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) is now the Healthcare Supply Chain Association. HSCA is a broad-based trade association that represents 15 purchasing organizations. HSCA's group purchasing members include for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, purchasing groups, associations, multi-hospital systems and healthcare provider alliances. Visit Site >>

Medical Distribution Solutions, Inc. (MDSI)
MDSI is a publishing and content company providing information, communication and educational services to providers, manufacturers and distributors involved in the healthcare business. Visit Site >>

PennWell: Dental Economics, Proofs, Registered Dental Hygienist, Woman Dentist Journal, and Dental Equipment & Materials Publications
The PennWell dental division publishes dental industry publications including Dental Economics, Proofs, Registered Dental Hygienist, Woman Dentist Journal, and Dental Equipment & Materials. These publications and an email newsletter can be accessed from their site. Visit Site >>

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
OSAP advocates for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral care. Visit Site >>

Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH)
PWH is a new membership organization offering networking, mentoring, and personal and professional development to women working in healthcare. Visit Site >>

U.S. LifeLine's “The Max”
U.S. LifeLine, Inc., healthcare's leading provider of real-world intelligence for the supply chain, allows senior-level executives to easily find, digest, and act on vital business and market intelligence. Visit Site >>

Veterinary Advantage Magazine
A publication serving the animal health distribution channel (distributor sales rep, both inside and outside, as well as management, executives, customer service and operations/purchasing). Visit Site >>

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Healthcare Industry Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This organization preserves and promotes the science and art of family medicine and ensures high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.  Visit Site >>

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  Visit Site >>

American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare)
AAHomecare is the only national association that represents every line of service in the homecare community, including home health and home medical equipment providers, respiratory and infusion therapy, telemedicine, and rehab and assistive technology. Visit Site >>

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
The members of the AAHSA serve two million people every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Visit Site >>

American Dental Association (ADA)
As the world’s largest and oldest national dental association, ADA is the oral health authority committed to both the public and the dental profession. Visit Site >>

American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)
ADHA is the largest professional organization representing the interests of dental hygienists. Visit Site >>

American Health Care Association (AHCA)
AHCA is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers. Visit Site >>

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
AHIMA is the community of professionals engaged in health information management, providing support to members and strengthening the industry and profession.  Visit Site >>

American Medical Association (AMA)
As the nation’s largest physician’s group, the AMA advocates on the issues vital to the nation’s health. Visit Site >>

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
ALFA represents over 5,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living as well as a diverse range of organizations involved in the assisted living industry.  Visit Site >>

CPT Codes – AMA
The AMA is responsible for setting the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes used for medical billing. Visit Site >>

The Anaheim Group has been publishing the DENTALFAX® dental industry newsletters since 1994 with a goal is to provide timely and accurate business news and technical information. Visit Site >>

HospitalConnect™ links together the Internet sites for dozens of organizations serving health care providers. This health leadership portal, found at, makes it faster and more convenient for you to access information from member sites, no matter where you are going within the HospitalConnect™ family. Visit Site >>

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare (JCAHO)
An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Visit Site >>

Mayo Clinic Online
Mayo Clinic Health Information's award-winning consumer website offers health information, and self-improvement and disease management tools. Visit Site >>

An online resource for medical professionals, MedConnect provides industry resources and a free CME/CE center. This site requires free registration. Visit Site >>

MedScape from WebMD
A comprehensive database of resources for physicians, nursing staffs, including news, journals, patient info, CME courses and medical library. Visit Site >>

Makes access to the Internet's vast health and medical information as efficient and reliable as possible for healthcare professionals as well as consumers. Unique, patent-pending technology brings specific, content-focused information to users at the click of a mouse button. Visit Site >>

MSDS Online
MSDS Online develops web-enabled services which make it easier to access, manage and deploy material safety data sheets. Perform a free simple MSDS search (requires free registration). Visit Site >>

National Alliance for Health Information Technology (NAHIT)
NAHIT is a healthcare leadership catalyst driven to change healthcare through technology and achieve measurable improvements in patient safety, quality and efficiency. Visit Site >>

National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL)
NASL was founded in 1989 by advocates of professional medical services to the long-term and post-acute care industries to provide a national communication forum, advocacy, as well as legislative and regulatory representation for executives and their associated businesses. Visit Site >>

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
NEJM is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice. Subscription is required to access some parts of the site. Visit Site >>

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Government Healthcare Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Visit Site >>

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit Site >>

CMS regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). In total CLIA covers approximately 175,000 laboratory entities. The Division of Laboratory Services, within the Survey and Certification Group, under the Center for Medicaid and State Operations has the responsibility for implementing the CLIA Program. Visit Site >>

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. Visit Site >>

HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for implementing various unrelated provisions of HIPAA, therefore HIPAA may mean different things to different people. Visit Site >>

Medicaid – CMS
Medicaid is a program that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income. Visit Site >>

Medicare – CMS
CMS is the federal agency which administers the Medicare Program. Currently, Medicare, provides coverage to approximately 40 million Americans. Visit Site >>

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS is the nation’s principal health statistics agency compiling statistical information to guide actions and policies. Visit Site >>

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is the nation's medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. Visit Site >>

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library. Visit Site >>

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. Visit Site >>

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