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2011-07-14 13:20:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Praxis: The Template-Free EMR received first place rankings in the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. As in past AAFP surveys, Praxis EMR ranked towards the top in all categories, with number one rankings in the areas of Health Maintenance and Training and Support. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/LA35468) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/LA42243LOGO)...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is excited to announce the 2011 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award winners. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs which have achieved increased immunization rates in their communities through creative solutions. Monetary grants and scholarships to attend the AAFP's National Conference were presented to 16 residents from the following programs: Baton Rouge General...

2011-02-17 19:01:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM) today announced the expansion of its technology solutions to power the exchange of clinical information for healthcare stakeholders industry wide. The clinical information exchange services leverage Emdeon's network to deliver real-time patient information at the point of care when it is needed most. The expanded services will provide patient information to authorized healthcare providers to help improve outcomes by...

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2011-02-01 13:55:00

Experts say that children will be better protected against pneumonia and other infections caused by the pneumococcus bacterium with this year's updated immunization schedule. The number of vaccinations kids should get has not changed, but authorities now recommend using Pfizer's Prevnar 13 (PCV13), which guards against six more types of pneumococcal bacteria than the earlier version. "Parents should feel very good about immunizing their children," Dr. Neal Halsey, who heads the Institute...

2010-12-02 18:29:00

More Than One in 10 Family Medicine Practices Consider Closing with Continued Threats to Medicare Payment LEAWOOD, Kan., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when 56 million Americans struggle to gain access to primary care doctors, more than one in 10 family physicians face the prospect of closing their offices if Medicare slashes their payment next year, according to a recent survey of American Academy of Family Physicians members who have an ownership stake in their...

2010-09-30 10:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, today launched 5MinuteConsult.com, a clinical decision support site that gives healthcare professionals answers to their clinical questions in 30 seconds or less. Launched at the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) 2010 Scientific Assembly after successful beta tests, 5MinuteConsult.com helps healthcare professionals quickly obtain critical information for the diagnosis, treatment...

2010-09-14 10:40:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Praxis EMR has submitted its application to the Drummond Group, making it among the first EMRs to apply for HITECH certification in the country. Under the ARRA legislation, medical practitioners can receive up to $65,000 in federal incentives if they can demonstrate "meaningful use" of a certified EMR product. The Drummond Group is authorized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify EMRs. "We are excited about the...

2010-06-08 15:28:55

Practice change feasible but has potential trade-offs In a special supplement, "Evaluation of the American Academy of Family Physicians' Patient-Centered Medical Home National Demonstration Project," Annals of Family Medicine reports on the results from the first large-scale national implementation of the patient-centered medical home concept in primary care practices. Using a multimethod strategy to evaluate the change process in 36 diverse U.S. primary care practices, an independent...

2010-02-17 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning actress and heart health advocate, Andie MacDowell, and Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006), have partnered to highlight the importance of effective communication between patients and health care professionals (HCPs) by introducing an innovative program: Time to Talk CARDIO - Creating A Real Dialogue In the Office. Time to Talk CARDIO is designed to help patients and health care...


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American Family Physician
2012-05-03 12:17:03

American Family Physician is a peer-reviewed medical journal published biweekly by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This journal is the successor to the journal GP (General Practitioner), which was first published in 1950 by the American Academy of General Practice, which was the predecessor organization to the AAFP. American Family Physician provides continuing medical education for family physicians and other primary care clinicians. It publishes original articles...

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