• AAFP Advocacy Focus: Health Information Technology (HIT)

    HIT and Health Care Reform

    The AAFP supports efforts to make information technologies —  a critical element in improving U.S. health care delivery — more accessible and affordable to primary health care providers, who see the majority of the nation's patients.

    The Academy also lobbies to protect patient privacy  and advocates forstandards and protocols that allow health care information to flow freely among physicians, payers, patients, and pharmacies.

    Electronic Health Records

    The AAFP is working to ensure that the important meaningful use initiative remains rooted in realistic expectations.

    Telehealth and Telemedicine

    Follow developing payment policies that support the electronic site-to-site exchange of medical information.