History of the NSCHBC

The National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants was founded by the membership of the Institute of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, the National Association of Healthcare Consultants and the Society of Medical Dental Management Consultants on July 1, 2006.

The goal of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants is to create a strong, united organization from the membership of the three former organizations:

The National Association of Healthcare Consultants was formed in 1993 by members of the Society of Professional Business Consultants (SPBC), to provide a wide range of educational programs and benefits to its members, to promote the services of its member consultants to the healthcare industry, and to sponsor a professional certification program for its members. The SPBC was formed in 1957.

The Society of Medical Dental Management Consultants was formed in 1968 to advance the profession of healthcare consulting, the sharing of management techniques and the improvement of individual skills. SMD was instrumental in elevating the field of consulting by participating in the development of the Institute of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants.

The Institute of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants was formed in 1975 to establish standards of qualifications and ethics for practice management and financial planning consultants, individuals, and firms who concentrate on serving the business needs of medical and dental offices.