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 to HHS on the 2020 National Vaccine Plan - October 24, 2019(5 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to SAMHSA on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder in Patient Records - October 21, 2019(3 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to CMS on Opioid Action Plan - October 10, 2019(9 page PDF)
AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019(61 page PDF)
AAFP Letter Supporting the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (HR 3107) - September 7, 2019(6 page PDF)
Joint Communications with Other Organizations
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