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The mission of the Coalition for Best Practices in HCIR Requirements is to streamline the healthcare industry representative (HCIR) credentialing process for all stakeholders, while meeting the common goals of patient safety and confidentiality, through the development of industry recommendations and best practices.

The Coalition is committed to open and ongoing dialogue between industry and health care providers to facilitate safe and confidential  patient care by ensuring continuing access to advances in medical technology.


A spectrum of healthcare providers, trade associations, and companies belong to the Coalition. The Coalition Steering Committee includes the following organizations:

  • Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)
  • Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Institute (HISCI)
  • Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council (HMMC)
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA)
  • Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA)
  • Health Industry Representatives Association (HIRA)
  • Independent Medical Distributors Association (IMDA)
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium (IPPC)
  • Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)
  • Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)