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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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COVID-19 Challenges & Solutions
The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to serving HRS members and the entire EP community during the COVID-19 crisis. To address the rapidly changing needs and concerns of HRS members, the Society has formed a COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force. The COVID-19 Challenge & Solutions section of the website will host the most recent news and information developed and curated by the Task Force.
International Impact Initiatives
HRS launched the International Impact Initiatives program to increase opportunities for our colleagues in underserved areas. The growing set of initiatives currently include International Travel Scholarships to attend Scientific Sessions, International Membership Rates, and recognizing individuals who demonstrate commitment to underserved populations with the Global Humanitarian Award, to name a few. Due to the rapidly changing needs and concerns of HRS members, support towards initiatives for the COVID-19 pandemic have been added under this umbrella. This program relies on financial support and generous donations from partners and passionate HRS members. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this program by clicking the donate button below and selecting International Impact Initiatives from the drop down menu. All supporters of the International Impact Initiatives will be recognized on the HRS website throughout 2020.
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.