AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics. AMIA is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy. AMIA's 4,000 members advance the use of health information and communications technology in clinical care and clinical research, personal health management, public health/population, and translational science with the ultimate objective of improving health.
Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)
AAHC is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the nation's health and well-being through vigorous leadership of the nation's academic health centers.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
AAMC and the medical schools, teaching hospitals, academic and professional societies, faculty, residents, and students it represents are committed to improving the nation's health through medical education, research, and high-quality patient care. AAMC and the groups it represents dedicated to the communities they serve, committed to advancing the public good, and steadfast in their desire to earn and keep the public's trust for the role the are privileged to play in our society.
Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)
GEA promotes excellence in the education of physicians throughout their professional lives and, thereby, contributes to improving the health of the public.
Group on Information Resources (GIR)
GIR provides a forum for individuals in roles of leadership and responsibility to promote excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine.
The Chicago Collaborative is a a working group established in 2008 to promote open communication and education among the primary stakeholders in the scholarly scientific communication area. Its membership includes representatives from a number of publishing and editing organizations and representatives from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, which provides administrative support for the Collaborative.
Medical Library Association (MLA)
MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide. MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. The collections stand at more than 9 million items--books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world's finest medical history collections of old and rare medical works. The Library's collection may be consulted in the reading room or requested on interlibrary loan. NLM is a national resource for all U.S. health science libraries through a National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
AAHSL membership is composed of academic health sciences libraries whose medical schools hold member or associate member status in the Association of American Medical Colleges. AAHSL membership categories are full members and associate members. Associate members are libraries whose institutions or organizations have an interest in the purposes and activities of AAHSL.