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Association Software Technology Council

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Falls Church, VA, the Association Software Technology Council (ASTC) was created as a forum for associations to discuss technology-related issues. The ASTC serves as a link between associations and software developers, helping these developers to conceive and deliver software solutions that best meet the ever-changing needs of member-based organizations.

In early 2002, executives from a wide cross-section of focus areas in the industry held a meeting to discuss the topic of technology trends, both current and emerging, of association software. Amongst the discussions, a study of software interests and concerns of association executives was commissioned to determine the true needs in the industry. Through that forward-thinking study, the need was established for a formal council to serve as a liaison between associations and software providers.

The mission of the Association Software Technology Council is four fold:

  • Provide a voice for associations in the industry on technology topics
  • Drive the trends of association technology software
  • Foster open communication between associations and industry software providers
  • Better equip associations to capitalize on technology advancement in the member-based industry through education

Today, the ASTC is comprised of over 1000 council members representing over 600 organizations, and the council’s number are growing ever day. One of the primary functions of the ASTC 40-person staff is to educate the industry on new technology and advancement in association software. The ASTC strives to create an informed and technologically confident member-based industry through educational opportunities and open debate.

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WHAT IS THE ACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION?
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care - also known as AAAHC or the Accreditation Association - is a private, non-profit organization formed to assist ambulatory health care organizations improve the quality of care provided to patients.

We are the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation currently accrediting almost 5,000 organizations.

What makes us unique is that we use active health care professionals to perform the accreditation survey. Our surveyors are experienced medical practitioners who bring a professional "real world" understanding to the process that permits more flexibility in implementing any recommendations.

This peer-based survey process, along with our comprehensive education programs and industry-leading research capabilities, set us apart from all other accreditation organizations.

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Accreditation from AAAHC helps ambulatory care centers like yours comply with nationally-recognized standards of patient care. Our accreditation is recognized by third party payers, medical societies, state and government agencies. Most importantly, it provides reassurance for your patients to know that your organization provides quality health care.
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