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Template-Free Electronic Medical Record Wins AAFP User Satisfaction Survey.

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Praxis(R) EMR was named the top EMR in the 2008 User Satisfaction Survey, held by the American Academy of Family Physicians, (AAFP) with 93,000 members nationwide. "This is wonderful news," said Doctor Richard Low, CEO of Infor-Med Corporation,...

Diabetes Advocates Call For National Strategy, Leadership to Reduce Diabetes and Advance Detection and Treatment

... ensure coordination of diabetes research, education and outreach efforts across the spectrum of federal agencies." Ted Epperly, MD President, aafp "Our hope is that the creation of a National Diabetes Coordinator will provide the leadership necessary to promote and encourage early diagno...

Opinion Leaders in Women’s Health To Take the Podium at the 17th Annual Congress on Women’s Health

...tion, Wyeth, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Amgen, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Congress offers 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 19.00 aafp credits, and 23.5 ANCC credits, and is sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The program is approved for up to 23.75 contact hou...

Opinion Leaders in Women's Health To Take the Podium at the 17th Annual Congress on Women's Health, March 27-29, 2009

... Wyeth, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Amgen, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Congress offers 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 19.00 aafp credits, and 23.5 A NCC credits , and is sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The program is approved for up to 23.75 c...

17th Annual Congress on Women's Health Convenes March 27-29, 2009 in Williamsburg, VA

... dermatology, and common clinical conditions. The Congress offers 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 23.5 A NCC credits , and 19.00 aafp credits, sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The Pharmacology Nursing Hours accreditation is pending approval for continuin...

PAFP Golf Tournament to Benefit Student Programs

...is fund honors Dr. Zervanos, a Lancaster physician, who developed and then headed the residency program at Lancaster General for 33 years.) -- The aafp National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Student Scholarship Fund: sending students to the National Conference held annually in Ka...

Groups Issue New Dementia Drug Guidelines

...aceuticals' effects on quality of life is mixed, and the clinical significance of many of the findings is questionable," Dr. Kenneth G. Schellhase, an aafp representative on the committee, said in a prepared statement. "In addition, the duration of existing trials was usually less than one year, providing...

CATalyst Summit Declared a Success: It's All About the Cat!

... with initial underwriting from Pfizer Animal Health. Attendees were led by aafp and represented more than 30 leading organizations and companies including ...can do our part to help cats." As an immediate outcome of the Summit, the aafp and the American Animal Hospital Association announced their plan to partne...

Bridges to Excellence Launches Medical Home Program

...dent of the AAFP. "BTE's efforts to support the medical home can significantly boost the growing momentum of this patient- centered model of care. The aafp has long worked to foster ongoing relationships between family physicians and their patients by empowering its members to provide accessible, accounta...

AAFP Statement - Family Physicians to President Bush: Call for Improved Health Access is Only One Step to Comprehensive Reform

... that reinforce primary care. Statement Attributable to: James King, M.D. President American Academy of Family Physicians Founded in 1947, the aafp represents nearly 94,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Nearly one in fo...
AAFP in Medical Dictionary

Kawasaki disease

...disease often begins with a high and persistent fever that is not very ... A patient information handout on Kawasaki disease , written by an aafp staff ... The principal cause of death from Kawasaki disease is myocardial infarction. ... Patient information: A handout on Kawasaki dis...

EGD

...ostic EGD to your practice may bring professional rewards, but ... Experts agree that EGD is an efficacious tool for upper GI evaluations. ... aafp policy on training and credentialing family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy ( EGD ) ... EGD is a useful tool in the physician's armamentari...
AAFP in Biological News

17th Annual Congress on Women's Health convenes

...th, bone health, dermatology, and common clinical conditions. The Congress offers 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 23.5 ANCC credits, and 19.00 aafp credits, sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The Pharmacology Nursing Hours accreditation is pending approval for continuing e...
AAFP in Biological Technology

U.S. FDA Licenses DAPTACEL(R) Vaccine for the Fifth Consecutive Dose in the Pediatric DTaP Immunization Series

... consecutive dose of DAPTACEL vaccine also provides a convenient fit with the CDC's recommended immunization schedule. According to the ACIP, AAP, and aafp recommendations, these five doses should be administered before 7 years of age. The safety of DAPTACEL vaccine was demonstrated in a clinical trial ...
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