FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5223
LEAWOOD, Kan. — The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors has recognized Family Practice Management for exemplary research published in its November/December 2012 issue.
FPM earned a Gold Award in the society’s Best Original Research category for its article, “The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses from 3,088 Family Physicians.” The article, authored by FPM Medical Editor Kenneth G. Adler, MD, MMM, and former FPM editor-in-chief Robert L. Edsall, explored the performance of 31 commonly used electronic health record systems. The article presented data on 19 dimensions of user satisfaction, including vendor support, ease of learning and effect on productivity.
Findings from the article included:
"Family Practice Management is proud to have published the results of this important research on family physicians’ experiences with electronic health records,” said Stephanie Hanaway, publisher and director of the AAFP’s Journal Media Division. “We’re honored by the recognition from The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors.”
The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors’ annual awards recognized
outstanding achievement in 16 editorial categories this year.
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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 120,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is nearly 214 million office visits each year — nearly 74 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org(www.familydoctor.org).
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May 16, 2013 - FPM Gold Award