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National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)
The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is an educational and charitable organization that collects, analyzes, and makes available health data to improve healthcare. NAHDO merges health-related data from public/government entities with private institutions and healthcare organizations; NAHDO then provides the amalgamated data to healthcare policy makers to assist them in making quality strategic decisions. NAHDO was founded by the Washington Business Group on Health (WBGH) and the Intergovernmental Health Policy Project (IHPP) in 1986. The initial conference included those two organizations plus state data organization (SDO) representatives from Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Tennessee. Initially, NAHDO's sole function was to support the ...