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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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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 Heart Rhythm, International Membership Rates, and recognizing individuals who demonstrate commitment to underserved populations with the Global Humanitarian Award, to name a few. 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.
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.
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.
Digital Health Initiatives
In 2019, HRS established a Digital Health Working Group and launched the Digital Health Summit during the annual meeting to foster discussions about digital health opportunities and challenges. These activities led to the publishing of an official HRS whitepaper, "Transparent Sharing of Digital Health Data: A Call To Action," as well as expanded initiatives for 2020, including a permanent Digital Health Committee, the new Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal, a new Imagineer Tech Showcase during the Heart Rhythm 2020 Digital Health Summit, and more.
HRS's Health Policy Initiatives advocate for quality healthcare that is evidence-based and guideline-driven to improve health outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders as well as for fair reimbursement for healthcare providers. HRS collaborates with the American Medical Association, medical specialty societies, regulatory agencies, and manufacturers to ensure the heart rhythm care community has the necessary tools to navigate the complex healthcare environment.
More than 14 million Americans are currently living with heart rhythm disorders, the primary cause of heart disease-related disability and death. HRS is the preeminent organization for promoting research to end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.
COVID-19 Challenges & Solutions
HRS is committed to serving its 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 this website will host the most recent news and information developed and curated by the Task Force.