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Partner Organizations

The Institute for Health Technology Studies maintains working relationships with a number of institutions and organizations in furtherance of its mission to support research and educational activities focused on the social and economic effects of healthcare technologies. In addition to InHealth’s funded research partners, the following organizations also contribute to the breadth and depth of the institute’s activities.  

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) was founded in 1991 to establish a clear and comprehensive identity for the field of medical and biological engineering, which is the bridge between the principles of engineering science and practice and the problems and issues of biological and medical science and practice. AIMBE represents 14 professional societies, 94 academic institutions, industry, and, through its College of Fellows, the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. In total, the institute reaches approximately 50,000 individuals engaged in medical and biological engineering.

Practical engagement of medical and biological engineers ranges from the fields of clinical medicine to food, agriculture, and environmental bioremediation. AIMBE seeks to serve and coordinate a broad constituency of medical and biological scientists and practitioners, scientific and engineering societies, academic departments and industries. Based in Washington, DC, AIMBE’s mission is to:

  • Promote awareness of the field and its contributions to society in terms of new technologies that improve medical care and produce more and higher-quality food for people throughout the world.
  • Work with lawmakers, government agencies, and other professional groups to promote public policies that further advancements in the field.
  • Strive to improve intersociety relations and cooperation within the field.
  • Promote the national interest in science, engineering, and education.
  • Recognize individual and group achievements and contributions to medical and biological engineering.

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
1701 K St. NW, Ste. 510
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202/496-9660

University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID Center) leads in research, development, and advocacy for innovative health benefit plans. Since 2005, the center has been actively engaged in understanding the impact of value-based insurance design and collaborating with employers, health plans, policy leaders, and academics, to improve clinical outcomes and enhance the economic efficiency of the U.S. healthcare system.

Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
University of Michigan
School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Phone: 734/615-9635
Fax: 734/763-5455


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