About TransforMED

TransforMED was launched in April 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAFP. Its formation was an outcome of the 2004 Future of Family Medicine report aimed at addressing the increasingly fragmented and complex U.S. health care system.

Established as an $8 million practice redesign initiative of the AAFP to test an enhanced model of care (the patient-centered medical home or PCMH), TransforMED introduced its first line of products and services in December 2008 for primary care practices seeking to transform to the PCMH model.

Since its creation more than eight years ago by the AAFP, TransforMED has been at the forefront of transforming the nation’s primary care delivery system. It has helped drive the public conversation with physicians, patients, insurance companies, the federal government, state governments, and national thought leaders. TransforMED has also:

  • Guided transformation efforts in 677 primary care practices.
  • Impacted more than 12,445 providers and clinicians.
  • Supported organizational change in 34 residency programs.
  • Incorporated PCMH elements in 46 FQHCs.
  • Touched the lives of over 25 million patients.

Today, as a result of this leadership, the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and advanced primary care practices are widely accepted models at all levels of our health care system, embraced by physicians and payers alike. The AAFP remains a leader in health care transformation and is in the process of examining how best to provide PCMH transformation support to family physicians and their practices going forward.

TransforMED has achieved national recognition and enjoyed much success over the past eight years. However, the market niche in which it operates has evolved, and its future growth opportunities have become limited. The AAFP is in the midst of incorporating and maximizing TransforMED’s resources to help members transform their practices and deliver on the triple aim of better care, better health, and lower cost.