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The American Academy of Family Physicians joins the American
College of Physicians and 19 other societies to support selection
and use of EHRs
June 26, 2012
(Washington) Yesterday AmericanEHR partners welcomed the
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) as its newest member
and Partner Organization. In conjunction with professional
societies, AmericanEHR Partners' primary objective is to provide
comprehensive and trustworthy information to support clinicians in
the selection and use of electronic health records (EHR) in order
to improve healthcare delivery.
"With the addition of AAFP's support, we are now positioned to
collect the most comprehensive set of EHR satisfaction data in the
U.S. for primary care practices," said Dr. Alan Brookstone, CEO of
Cientis Technologies and co-founder of AmericanEHR Partners. "We
believe that as practices transition to Meaningful Use of EHRs,
AmericanEHR Partners will play an increasingly important role as a
national source of data to guide EHR selection and use based on
user experiences. As the second largest medical specialty
organization in the country, AAFP brings a wealth of experience
regarding use of EHRs by family physicians that can be shared with
AAFP joins the American College of Physicians (ACP), American
Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Surgeons (ACS)
and 17 other organizations in supporting the program. AmericanEHR
Partners has become a leading resource for physicians to access
unbiased ratings and information about EHR systems and vendors.
"AAFP has a wealth of resources and knowledge about EHR adoption
and optimization in practice," said Michael S. Barr, MD, senior
vice president of ACP's division of Medical Practice,
Professionalism and Quality. "We look forward to adding AAFP's
expertise and guidance to the growing number of professional
societies and content partners contributing to AmericanEHR
"According to our 2010 Practice Profile Survey, more than 63
percent of AAFP members were using an EHR in 2010 to improve
quality and efficiency in their practices. This strong percentage
enables us to draw from their experiences to encourage more family
physicians to adopt the technology," said Steven E. Waldren, MD,
director of the AAFP Center for Health IT. "We value our new
relationship with AmericanEHR Partners. This collaborative tool
will serve as the primary resource for our members to find unbiased
information to help them identify the best EHR for their unique
Founded in 1947, the AAFP (www.aafp.org) represents 105,900
physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical
society devoted solely to primary care. Approximately one in four
of all office visits are made to family physicians. The mission of
the AAFP has been to preserve and promote the science and art of
family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health
care for patients of all ages.
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical
specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in
the United States. ACP members include 132,000 internal medicine
physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical
students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and
treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
AmericanEHR Partners is a free, online resource designed to aid
the medical community with the selection, implementation, and
effective use of health information technology and electronic
health records (EHR). It does not endorse any electronic healthcare
record vendor. AmericanEHR Partners was founded by the American
College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies and is supported by
20 professional societies with a combined membership of more than
700,000 clinicians, representing over 65 percent of physicians in
the U.S. For more information on AmericanEHR Partners, please
Alan Brookstone, MD
Phone: (604) 813-6729
American College of Physicians
Phone: (202) 261-4554
American Academy of Family Physicians
Phone: (913) 906-6000, ext. 5223