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AAFP Physicians Direct Portal Now Open for Service
Register Now for Secure Messaging System and Save 50 Percent
By News Staff
Enhanced communication between physicians and other professionals on a patient's health care team also will help physicians achieve meaningful use of electronic health records and advance the patient-centered medical home model of care, Waldren noted.
Family physicians who register for the messaging service by Aug. 31 pay just $90 a year or $7.50 a month, which is a 50 percent discount off the regular fee. Waldren is urging family physicians to "take advantage of the discounted offer, get registered and start using the service."
Although members will be charged the full $15 at the time of purchase, they will receive a $7.50 credit on their credit cards within 48 hours after the transaction.
AAFP Physicians Direct was first unveiled at a February news conference, and is made possible via the AAFP's collaboration with Surescripts, an operator of one of the nation's largest electronic prescription networks.
Three health information technology companies -- SOAPware, Amazing Charts and e-MDs -- announced in February that they plan to embed Physicians Direct messaging technology into their products.
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