About HIDA

Advancing the Value of Distribution in Healthcare

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is the trade association representing medical products distributors. Since 1902, HIDA has provided leadership in the healthcare distribution industry. HIDA membership provides a wide range of resources and relationships that help companies perform profitably within today’s complex healthcare supply chain.

Learn more about the healthcare supply chain, and medical distributors’ important role within it, here.

HIDA Members

HIDA’s medical distributor members offer logistics services that increase the efficiency of the nation's hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, home health organizations, and other healthcare providers. Member companies range from independent businesses serving local communities, to international Fortune 500 companies. Most members distribute medical supplies and devices, but many also distribute pharmaceuticals, nutritionals, technology solutions, and many other products. Member companies differ by size, market, and specialty, but they share a focus on providing solutions that support patient care, enhance efficiency, and help providers manage total costs.

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HIDA Structure

The Health Industry Distributors Association is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) trade association. The association is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by staff.

The HIDA Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) education and research organization dedicating to continuously improving the healthcare supply channel. HEF is affiliated with HIDA and is led by a separate volunteer Board of Directors.