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The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization. Founded in 1979, HRS is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Our specialty organization represents medical, allied health, and science professionals from more than 70 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders.
Mission: to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards. Vision: to end death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders.
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Call for Leadership Nominations
Please help the Nominations Subcommittee determine the slate of Heart Rhythm Society officers and trustees for the 2020 – 2021 term. We invite you to recommend candidates for six (6) positions, including four (4) Trustees and the two (2) officer positions of Second Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.
The deadline for Leadership Nominations is Monday, November 25, 2019
Digital Health Initiatives
In 2019, HRS established a Digital Health Working Group and launched the Scientific Sessions Digital Health Summit to begin discussing and assessing digital health opportunities and challenges. These activities lead to the publishing of an official HRS whitepaper, Transparent Sharing of Digital Health Data: A Call To Action, and expanded initiatives for 2020, including a permanent Digital Health Committee, a new Digital Health Journal in Cardiology, a new Imagineer Tech Showcase at the #HRS2020 Digital Health Summit, and more.
Education and Events
Heart Rhythm Society education provides premier education courses related to cardiac electrophysiology for both physicians and allied professionals. The Society's certified professional education courses awarding CME/CE credits are known for their comprehensive content and internationally-recognized faculty members.
Heart Rhythm Society Health Policy Initiative advocates for evidence-based, guidelines-driven, quality health care and fair reimbursement to healthcare providers, advance the development and implementation of performance measures that lead to improved health outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders, and collaborate with the American Medical Association, medical specialty societies, regulatory agencies, and manufacturers to improve access to treatments and appropriate specialty and sub-specialty care.
More than 14 million Americans are currently living with heart rhythm disorders, the primary cause of heart disease-related disability and death. The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is the preeminent organization for promoting research to end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.
The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients — representing professionals in over 70 countries worldwide.
The Patient Resources section is intended to provide accurate and clear information about cardiac rhythm disorders. Although meant to be general and not intended to cover all aspects of any medical condition, a wide variety of information is available to you.