August 21, 2019
The Gravity Project, a social determinants of health program, is now being rolled into the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. The efforts, supported by the American Association of Family Physicians, will be focused on standardizing medical codes to be used for social determinants of health — meaning topics like work, lifestyle and socioeconomic factors. The program is also aiming to make data sharing...
April 3, 2018
The American Academy of Family Physicians and virtual care technology vendor Zipnosis are embarking on a partnership that will offer a virtual healthcare platform to AAFP's 129,000 members.
The telemedicine tech provides an online diagnosis and treatment system that would enable AAFP members to offer their patients easy access to care by connecting them virtually with their family physician.
October 25, 2016
The American Medical Association spent some portion of the $3.87 million it spent on lobbying this quarter trying to kill part of a telemedicine provision in a Senate bill, as did the American Association of Family Physicians, which spent a total of $1.46 million. Politico broke the news.
The bill in question, S-2943, is a lengthy appropriations bill for the Department of Defense. In section 705...
January 19, 2016
According to a just-published 2014 survey of 1,557 US physicians, there’s a big disconnect between support for telehealth and actual use of telehealth technologies. While 78 percent of respondents believed that telehealth improved access to care, only 15 percent actually reported using telehealth services in the past 12 months.
The American Academy of Family Physicians published the results of...
January 7, 2015
At CES15, the big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas this week, a panel session hosted by Family Medicine for America's Health shared recent survey data collected from 94 physician members of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The group made clear that the survey findings were "not scientific" and only intended to get "a snapshot of members' experience and perceptions".