Practice Resources


The AMGA seeks to improve population health for patients at lower overall costs by achieving high-performing and clinically integrated medical groups and health systems.  They support its members in enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care.


The CDC works 24/7 to protection America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the United States.  Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack,  CDC fights diseases and supports communities and citizens to do the same.


CMS is the federal agency that manages the Medicare program and works with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.


The FDA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and works to protect and promote the health of Americans.  This site is a resource for consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists & researchers, and industry looking for the latest information about:  food, drugs, medical devices, radiation emitting products, vaccines, blood & biologics, animal & veterinary, cosmetics, and tobacco products.


The HIMSS globally leads endeavors optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information technology.  HIMSS produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world.


In 1996 HIPAA was passed and a new set of privacy standards was put in place. Health Information Privacy is protected by HIPAA. This branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has created a comprehensive website to assist with understanding HIPAA privacy, enforcement, how to file a complaint, FAQ’s and news. Visit the US Health & Human Services for the information you need to know.


IHI’s mission is to “Improve health and health care worldwide” through Quality, Cost, Value, and Patient Safety.   They provide educational conferences, training, and resources to assist in their mission.


MSMP is a professional society that serves the needs of physicians, with primary concentration on adding value to their professional and non-professional lives.


NCQA strives to improve the quality of health care by transforming health care quality through measurement, transparency, and accountability.   They have been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to evaluate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.  Portland IPA is an excellent resource for and provides assistance with obtaining NCQA Primary Care and Specialty Care Medical Home Recognition.


The OMA’s mission of “Serving and supporting physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians”, reaches the legislation with the voice of Oregon physicians.  Additionally they provide education for physicians and their staff.