Help and FAQs



What is CHIDSapedia?

CHIDSapedia is a directory of health IT organizations, developed by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) to create community-driven knowledge about health information technology organizations. CHIDSapedia’s information and content comes from listed firms, their customers and the wider community.

How does it work?

Members of the health IT community (providers, patients, administrators, entrepreneurs) create and edit directory listings which share information and feedback about the firms they encounter and work with.

How to search for companies

Enter general search criteria in the top left box or click advanced search to refine your search by keyword, category and/or address. You can also browse listings by choosing a category from the Health IT Companies drop-down menu.

How to open an account

To open a new account, register here. A confirmation link will be emailed to you. Click on the link to confirm your account and choose your password.

Forgot login information?

If you have forgotten your username or password, you may recover either here.

Need to change your password?

You can change your password on the My Account page

How to add a new company listing

Once you have registered and logged-in, select Submit a listing from the Health IT Companies drop-down. Enter as much listing information as you know, click “Continue” to review your entry, then click “Confirm Listing” to submit it for approval.

How to suggest a new category

If your organization does not fit well within our 8 classifications (Health Gaming, Electronic Health Records, Health 2.0, Health Information Exchanges, Health Insurance Exchanges, Health Research Centers, Healthcare Supply Chain, Mobile Health), please send us an email ( suggesting a new category that we may add to expand our taxonomy.

How to add a Twitter feed

Enter your Twitter username (without an @) in the Additional Information section of the Edit Listing page.

How to add an RSS feed

Enter your feed URL (e.g., in the Additional Information section of the Edit Listing page.

How to subscribe to a listing

Enter “” into your feedreader of choice, e.g., Google Reader.

How to contact another user

Enter their username in the Messages form, which can be found by starting on the My Account page and clicking My Messages→Compose Message.