ACU (Association of Clinicians for the Underserved) -

Our own Earle Rugg serves on the Board of Directors

ACU is a nonprofit, trans-disciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America’s underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.

ACU focuses on issues such as: health care reform, health care access, elimination of health disparities, a trans-disciplinary approach to health care, workforce development and diversity, cultural competency in the health care setting, health care quality improvement, access to medicines and pharmacy services, and integration of behavioral health and complementary care into primary care practice.


Chilmark Research provides a framework to understand a complex and rapidly changing market. Based on the core belief that healthcare information technology (HIT) plays a crucial role in improving the quality and efficiency of care, we foster the effective adoption, deployment, and use of HIT by providing objective, high-quality research into technologies with the greatest potential to improve care.

Chilmark Research is a global research and advisory firm that focuses solely on the market for HIT solutions. Using a pragmatic, evidence-based research methodology with a strong emphasis on primary research and objectivity, we provide healthcare leaders the most in-depth and accurate portrait of the critical technology and adoption trends in the HIT sector. With an eye on the future, our research provides clients the guidance they need to shape their own HIT strategies.


SPINN is dedicated to delivering a complete solution for consumer-engaged healthcare that compliments existing health information technology investments. Our Internet-based patient engagement systems are at the core of the rapidly emerging “connected health” movement. Connected health uses technology to provide access to critical personal health information, improve communication between healthcare providers, patients and their families, and better manage chronic conditions to facilitate living normal lives.