Electronic Health Records
Overview of EHRs
As a cornerstone of health information technology, the electronic health record (EHR) is a critical tool for improving patient health and health care delivery.
The AAFP has consistently endorsed industry and governmental initiatives designed to assist family physicians in the development and implementation of EHRs and related information technologies while improving patient care.
Widespread use of EHR technology promises to transform both the delivery of care and the development of public health initiatives. As HIT implementation progress, the AAFP will continue to serve family physicians by offering practical guidance to health care providers, as well as key recommendations to regulators and policymakers.
Recent AAFP Communications
AAFP Letter in Response to CMS on Physician Self-Referral Regulations - December 27, 2019(5 page PDF)
AAFP Letter in Response to OIG on Anti-Kickback Issues - December 27, 2019(4 page PDF)
AAFP Response to CMS on Ruture of Program Integrity - November 20, 2019(5 page PDF)
AAFP Response to CMS on Using Advanced Technology in Program Integrity - November 20, 2019(3 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to HHS on the 2020 National Vaccine Plan - October 24, 2019(5 page PDF)
Joint Communications with Other Organizations
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