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About TAPS

The Texas Alliance for Patient Services (TAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association that provides professional development, networking opportunities, and resources to those who serve as patient advocates and in other patient service capacities. It is the only organization of its kind in Texas and is affiliated with the Texas Hospital Association (THA). TAPS is also affiliated and aligned with the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (SHCA), our counterpart national organization. This relationship helps us bring nationally recognized best practices to Texas and each of our eight regions.

About Patient Advocacy

December 2005

Entrepreneur Magazine includes patient advocacy in their “Hot List” of business ideas.

December 19, 2007

US News & World Report pronounces patient advocacy as an “Ahead of the Curve” career.

August 5, 2009

CNN and CareerBuilder.com listed patient advocacy as one of “seven emerging jobs poised for growth

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