Become a Member

Membership Information

Membership Benefits

As a PHSDC member you will be able to:

  • Build relationships with key policy-makers in industry and government;
  • Work closely with leaders from health care systems, health plans, public health agencies, health care technology suppliers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, practicing clinician groups, and the most influential professional societies and associations;
  • Participate in setting standards for local, state and national health information exchanges;
  • Play a critical role in shaping health information technology agenda and vision for improved health and health care delivery, enabled by information technology;
  • Gain early intelligence on healthcare information technology policy changes that will impact your organization, including regulatory, legislative and market changes;
  • Participate in the development of smart policies and strategies to drive quality, safety, and efficiency improvements through the use of health IT with other healthcare and public health leaders across every sector of healthcare;
  • Support informatics research;
  • Increase the public visibility of your organization by participating in our events, including expert panels on key issues, briefings, our annual meeting and key conferences; and
  • Receive recognition and showcase your best practices at a national level.

Membership Classes

  • Federal agencies
  • State and local government agencies
  • Professional membership organizations
  • Other professional organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • For-Profit Organizations
  • Individual members

Membership Categories

Within each membership class (except for For-Profit Organizations and Individual Members), there are two membership categories: Contributing Membership and General Membership.

Contributing Members pay higher fees than General Members. The Contributing Members designate their representatives to the Board of Directors.

General Members pay the General Membership fee. General Members elect representatives to the Board of Directors among other general members in their membership class.

For-Profit Organization membership dues are based on the organization's healthcare revenues. For-Profit Organization Members elect representatives to the Consortium's Board of Directors.

Individual Members pay the Individual Membership fee. Individual Members do not have representation on the Board of Directors.