The Health Forum was founded in 1998 through the merger between the American Hospital Association's publishing and data and information subsidiaries. The Health Forum provides communications, information, education and research products to various health care providers, suppliers, payers and consumers. It features an online store that offers a range of data, food service and nursing products. The firm also specializes in facilities and risk management. The Health Forum works in the areas of organizational, market, clinical and medical leaderships. Headquartered in Chicago, it offers various code and billing products. The Health Forum is an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, which is a nonprofit association that provides education for health care leaders.