• Train your residents to make small, impactful changes that yield big results in their daily practice with AAFP TIPS. Created specifically for family medicine teams, AAFP TIPS provides intuitive, ready-to-use tools and training in multiple formats that foster both individual and group learning.

    AAFP TIPS topics can help your team streamline processes and enhance the patient experience.

    AAFP TIPS includes:

    Practical, team-based tools with related instructional videos

    Mobile-friendly, interactive courses

    Customizable slide decks for training and team discussions

    Quick and easy training that fits into a busy daily schedule

    AAFP TIPS Topics

    Featured Topic

    Improve Care With Patient-Reported Outcomes

    20 Performance Improvement Points for ABFM Certification Program
    20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    PI-CME: 20 AAFP Prescribed credits

    Learn the value of collecting outcome data directly from patients, explore PROMs suitable for primary care, and learn key lessons from clinicians who have used PROMs to systematically bring the patient voice into how they provide care.

    Define patient-reported outcomes, recognize the difference between traditional measures and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), and understand the importance of PROMs in improving patient care

    Identify PROMs suitable for use in a primary care practice

    Learn how to successfully implement a PROM

    Topic includes: four online learning courses, three customizable slide decks, and eight downloadable tools.

    Other Topics

    Standing Orders

    CME: 1 AAFP Prescribed credit

    Learn how to initiate a Standing Orders quality improvement project in your practice to improve clinical efficiency.

    Understand the benefits and business case of standing orders
    Identify how to develop and maintain standing orders
    Apply concepts to implement standing orders in your practice

    Includes four online learning courses, two customizable slide decks, and 11 downloadable tools.

    Team Documentation

    CME: 2 AAFP Prescribed credits

    Learn how to build a business case for team documentation and find steps to implement it in your practice.

    Identify the potential cost and time savings of team documentation.
    Understand the workflow and benefits of implementing two team documentation models.
    Understand how to pilot and implement team documentation.

    Includes three online learning courses, three customizable slide decks, and eight downloadable tools.

    Agenda Setting

    CME: 2 AAFP Prescribed credits

    Make the most of each patient visit. Educate your team on prioritizing patient and physician concerns.

    Explore key definitions of patient visit agenda setting.
    Understand the benefits of implementing agenda setting in a family physician practice.
    Identify strategies to increase visit efficiency using agenda setting alignment tactics.

    Includes three online learning courses, three customizable slide decks, and 10 downloadable tools.


    CME: 1 AAFP Prescribed credit

    Learn about the importance of patient panels and how to create them for physicians and care teams.

    Understand and review the steps for creating a patient panel.
    Understand how to assess supply and demand for your practice.
    Learn how to identify the ideal patient panel size and refine panels.

    Includes three online learning courses, three customizable slide decks, and five downloadable tools.

    Quality Improvement  

    CME: 1 AAFP Prescribed credit

    Explore the benefits, concepts, and steps for quality improvement that can enhance the care you provide.

    Identify four simple steps to quality improvement.
    Explore data sources that are typically available to family medicine practices.
    Learn how to use run charts to display data and tell your QI story.

    Includes two online learning courses, three customizable slide decks, and six downloadable tools.

    Clinical Data Registries

    Uncover the benefits of registries, and learn how to select and implement them in your practice.

    Define a clinical data registry (CDR).
    Examine the cost and potential qualitative and quantitative return on investment of a CDR.
    Understand how using a clinical data registry can help physicians meet reporting requirements.

    Includes four online learning courses, four customizable slide decks, and eight downloadable tools.

    Continuity of Care

    Examine continuity in ambulatory primary care, including measurement and improvement.

    Define and calculate patient-centered and clinician-centered continuity of care.
    Identify strategies to engage all practice staff in improving continuity of care.
    Examine practice situations that make it challenging to establish or improve continuity of care.

    Topic includes: three online learning courses, three customizable slide decks, and nine downloadable tools.

    AAFP TIPS Volume Discount Pricing for Residency and Academic Programs

     3-6 Users7-12 Users13+ Users
    Price Per Topic
    – Quality Improvement
    – Empanelment
    – Continuity of Care
    – Clinical Data Registries
    – Standing Orders
    $12.00 each$10.50 each$9.00 each
    Improve Care with Patient-Reported Outcomes Topic$109.95 each$99.95 each$89.95 each
    Team Documentation Topic
    Free to AAFP members
    Courtesy of the Physician Health First initiative.
    Agenda Setting TopicFree to AAFP Members and Nonmembers
    Funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EA # 11569).

    Get Started on Your Group Purchase

    Create a list of all the users who will need access to the topic, including the following:

    • First and last name

    • AAFP ID number

    Contact us at aafp@aafp.org or 800-274-2237 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST) to provide your list and make your purchase. Credit card payments are accepted.

    Once your purchase is completed, the topic you selected will be added to each user’s account. To access the topic, users simply log in to aafp.org and go the “My Account” page. The selected AAFP TIPS topic will be listed under “My Online Products.”

    Note: Visit AAFP TIPS to purchase an individual topic online.