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

Joint Communications with Other Organizations

Joint Letter on Application Programming Interfaces - September 11, 2019(2 page PDF)

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