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  • PCMH


    With its emphasis on coordinated care, quality, safety and a more robust
    patient-physician relationship,the Patient-Centered Medical Home
    (PCMH) care model is a major focus of the PAFP.



    The PAFP is committed to helping family physicians
    achieve productive practices through its advocacy and
    lobbying efforts to achieve more affordable, efficient,
    higher-quality health care.

  • CME


    Family physicians love the PAFP's CME courses,
    including both live events and online webcasts
    on a variety of clinical topics and with a strong
    focus on evidence-based data.



    Dedicated to improving public health through family practice,
    PAFP provides a wealth of information with webcasts, tip sheets,
    FAQs and initiatives like the "Tar Wars" campaign.

  • QI


    Assisting practices with the PCMH model, providing expertise
    on electronic health records systems (EHRs) and improving outcomes,
    the PAFP is committed to improving the quality of care physicians provide.



    Education goes digital with the PAFP’s library of free online webcasts, allowing Pennsylvania’s family physicians to continue their lifelong learning conveniently at a time and place that fits their busy schedule.

  Government Affairs: Health Experts Call for Action on Fracking Aug. 20, 2014
More than 400 health experts are calling for reform at the Pa. Dept. of Health after reports that its staff was told not to respond to health complaints related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Activists are calling for actions including an investigation and the creation of a public health registry. Read the press release here.
  Affordable Care Act: UPMC vs. Highmark: Good for Patients? Aug. 19, 2014
The battle between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and insurer and provider Highmark is all but final. Experts say the Affordable Care Act is partially responsible, since insurers now need to get creative with the services they provide. But, NPR asks, could all this competition be good for the patient?

  Health IT: Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients' Records Aug. 18, 2014
It's the largest data breach of a health care system in U.S. history: the Community Health Services hospital chain reports that 4.5 million patients' data, including names and social security numbers, have been stolen by Chinese hackers. According to Reuters, patient medical information was unaffected by the hack.
  Practice Advocacy: Retail Giant Walmart Steps into Primary Care Aug. 15, 2014
"Check-up in aisle three!" Walmart is the latest retailer to step into the primary care sphere. According to the Washington Post, the company has opened six clinic locations across South Carolina and Texas which provide primary care health services. Customers pay $40 for a visit, with no insurance accepted.
  Featured News: PAFP Offers Online DOT Training May 19, 2014
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is excited to offer online accredited, certified training for those who wish to give physicals to commercial motor vehicle drivers. Click here to register for online DOT training - a six-hour audio session presented by expert faculty. An Internet connection is required to listen.




October 8 - 11, 2014
AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express™ Live Course
(details - register by Aug 15 to save $200)
October 31 - November 1, 2014
PAFP South Central Chapter Fall Conference
(details and registration)
November 7 - 9, 2014
Pittsburgh CME Conference & Live Streaming
(details and registration)

November 7, 2014
SAM Study Group
Topic: Well Child Care (details)


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