New Mobile Apps Let Readers Access American Academy of Family Physicians’ Journals Anywhere

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Friday, Feb. 01, 2013

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LEAWOOD, Kan. — American Family Physician and Family Practice Management have launched new mobile apps for tablets and smart phones, bringing all of the journals’ content to the exam room, the morning commute, the living-room sofa, and anywhere else subscribers may want to access the latest in family medicine.

These new apps provide a digitally enhanced replica of the journals in a format that fits the way family physicians and their colleagues live and work — at no additional charge for American Academy of Family Physicians members and journal subscribers.

The apps feature text-formatted articles designed for maximum mobile readability. Issues are downloadable for offline reading. App users will also receive real-time news and content feeds from the AAFP, AFP and FPM.

The AAFP's official clinical journal, AFP delivers concise, easy-to-read clinical reviews for physicians and other health care professionals. Articles detail the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine. AFP is one of the best-read journals in primary care, offering more CME than all other primary care journals combined. AFP is published twice per month, 24 times a year.

FPM, the AAFP’s official practice improvement journal, helps physicians and other health care professionals, practice administrators and office staff with how-to advice on enhancing payment, improving quality of care, managing technology, practicing efficiently and achieving life balance. FPM is published every other month, six times a year.

Readers can download the AFP Journal and FPM Journal apps for free and then either subscribe or purchase individual issues. Those who are already print or online subscribers will get free access to the issues associated with the term of their subscription.

The applications are powered by Godengo+Texterity, a leader in digital publishing technology, provider of hundreds of online digital publications and mobile magazine apps.

Beginning with the February 1, 2013 issue of AFP and the January/February 2013 issue of FPM, advertisements are automatically entitled to equal space in the app editions of corresponding issues-at no extra charge. Several of the journals' back issues will also include advertisements in the app edition.

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Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 131,400 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year – more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective care dedicated to improving the health of patients, families and communities. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty.

To learn more about the AAFP and family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. Follow us on Twitter,(twitter.com) and like us on Facebook. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.familydoctor.org(familydoctor.org).