Health Information Technology

HIT and Health Care Reform

Health information technology (HIT) is a critical element in improving health care delivery in the United States. For that reason, the AAFP supports efforts to make information technologies more easily accessible and affordable to the nation's primary health care providers who see the majority of patients in the United States.

We also back privacy protection measures for patients, as well as standards and protocols that allow health care information to flow freely between physicians, payers, patients and pharmacies.


Follow developing payment policies supporting the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications.


Explore how the challenges of system interconnectivity are being resolved as we move toward a more highly digitized health care system.

Electronic Medical Records

Learn about the meaningful use program and how AAFP has worked to ensure that this important initiative remains grounded in realistic expectations.

Electronic Prescribing

Understand regulatory measures related to the ability to electronically transmit error-free prescriptions to a pharmacy from the point of care.