BENEFITS OVERVIEW


HIDA Member Benefits:The Tools For Your Success. Download the member brochure to find out more.
Advocacy | Networking | Research | Education | Connection

For more information about the benefits of becoming a member, contact: Kelley Taft, 703-549-6127. 



Government Affairs

  • HIDA works with members as partners to provide tools for success Advocacy
    HIDA serves as your full-time legislative and regulatory team on Capitol Hill, focusing on the latest issues and changes in policies that affect your business and customers. HIDA works with Congress, regulatory agencies, state lawmakers, and government agencies to protect your business interests on Capitol Hill.

     

  • Government Affairs Alerts
    Stay a step ahead of the latest regulations affecting your customers and your business with these timely member-only email updates.

     

  • Grassroots Advocacy
    With the implementation of healthcare reform in full swing, the ability of HIDA’s membership to educate and inform key decision-makers has a direct impact on the future of medical products distributors and the provider customers they serve. Get involved today!

     

  • HIDA PAC
    The HIDA PAC is the only political action committee that exclusively represents medical-surgical distributors on Capitol Hill. For further questions contact Josh Babb, babb@hida.org.

     

  • Legislation Action Center
    Take action on the current issues by contacting your members of Congress. Access letters to send to your elected officials and receive updates on the issues.

     

  • State Legislative Tracking
    Access state and federal legislative reports for HIDA’s core issues.
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Networking

  • Streamlining Healthcare Conference – www.HIDASHC.com
    Receive registration discounts for the industry’s most important event of the year. Join us at HIDA’s annual Streamlining Healthcare Conference and attend the education sessions, schedule strategic business meetings and hear from the industry’s best minds and thought-leaders. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting event!

     

  • Executive Business Exchange (EBE)
    This exclusive member-only event allows you to pre-schedule 20-minute meetings with vendor executives to plan profits, meet new vendors, and communicate with current trade partners…all while at the Streamlining Healthcare Conference.

     

  • Executive Conference
    Distributor and manufacturer senior-level executives gather for strategic education, structured networking opportunities, and the annual Golf Classic.

     

  • Leadership Opportunities
    By invitation: serving on an advisory council, working group or the Leadership Development Group allows you to take on a strategic role advancing HIDA's benefit to the healthcare distribution industry.
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Research & Analytics

  • HIDA BI Market ReportsIndustry Research
    HIDA Research and Analytics (HRA) services support member distributors and manufacturers by developing industry-specific market research publications. HRA provides custom decision support tools equipping you to better meet the challenges facing your business.

     

  • Custom Services
    Using industry benchmarks along with customer-provided data, HIDA Research & Analytics produces on demand a series of custom dashboards, reports and presentations for executives, managers and analysts.

     

  • Market Reports
    Understand the future of your market and prepare for strategic planning with key data published in our annual Market Reports: Acute Care, Physician and Extended Care. Newly added to the roster for 2016 is the Laboratory Market Report!

     

  • Market Updates
    HIDA Research & Analytics prepares quarterly members-only updates integrating essential market data on healthcare utilization and commodity trends.

     

  • Market Surveys
    Examine information from HIDA members, customers, and other business partners so you can benchmark your performance and learn more about your customers’ spending habits.

     

  • White Papers, Briefs and Fact Sheets
    Forecast more effectively with downloadable white paper research findings and PDF fact sheets focused on the trends, issues and factors that impact the healthcare distribution industry.
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Education

  • Accredited in Medical Sales (AMS) – www.HIDAAMS.org
    AMS is the industry credential for professionals involved in selling medical products.  Achieving AMS accreditation shows your customers and your company that you have the comprehensive knowledge required in today’s changing healthcare environment.  AMS is the only nationally recognized program that establishes your competence as a medical products sales professional.

     

  • Webinars
    HIDA’s webinar series gives distributors and manufacturers a simple and convenient way to tap into educational discussions of timely issues in medical products distribution and sales.

     

  • Sessions at the Streamlining Healthcare Conference – www.HIDASHC.com
    Educational sessions and rotations offered at the Streamlining Healthcare Conference allow you to customize your education experience by selecting a concise series of speaker sessions, workshops or roundtables. Topics include legislative and regulatory issues, product demonstrations, and skills development taught by industry experts.

     

  • Market Conference Seminars and Sessions
    Interactive forum style seminars educate attendees on market-specific industry issues and build relationships between healthcare manufacturers and distributors.Market Conferences include IDN+Acute Care, Physician Office, Extended Care and Laboratory+Diagnostics.

     

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Connection

  • Daily Clips Mailing List
    Your convenient daily source for staying connected to industry news including legislative and regulatory issue updates, provider news and trends affecting medical products distribution. Sign up for Daily Clips.

     

  • Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide
    A "who's who" of the medical products supply chain. The Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide is a complete listing of HIDA distributor members and HIDA Educational Foundation Associates. Distributors are cross-referenced by markets and by state. Manufacturers are listed by products. It's a great resource for finding new markets, product lines, and business partners.

     

  • Affinity Programs
    HIDA has partnered with a number of vendors to bring our members exclusive discounts on products and services that can be used to better run their business.

     

  • Social Media
    Stay connected by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and the HIDA blog.

     

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Health Industry Distributors Association
310 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1516, Phone: (703) 549-4432, Fax: (703) 549-6495