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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.

  National Health IT Week: Introducing Primary Healthcare Consultants Sept. 19, 2014
After months of research, planning, and development, the PAFP is proud to introduce Primary Healthcare Consultants. From Meaningful Use to patient-centered medical home transformation, Primary Healthcare Consultants is dedicated to practice innovation and transformation. Click here to visit the website!
  National Health IT Week: Study: Early Adopters of Health IT Lead Pack Sept. 18, 2014
Early adopters of technology lead the pack in terms of revenue growth and market share, according to a Harvard Business Review Analytic Services study. Fierce Health IT reports that only 27 percent of health care organization actively seek that early advantage - but those who do see "substantial benefits."
  National Health IT Week: How EHR Systems Can Improve Outcomes Sept. 17, 2014
"EHRs [electronic health records] must do more than simply replace paper charts," reads an Information Week commentary. While EHRs are far from universally satisfactory, new innovations such as cloud computing and big data are on the verge of delivering amazing benefits for patients and physicians alike.
  National Health IT Week: AMA: Overhaul Electronic Medical Records Sept. 16, 2014
The American Medical Association is urging a major overhaul of electronic medical records (EMRs) after a survey by the nonprofit Physicians Foundation found physicians lukewarm on their usability. The Wall Street Journal reports some practices are enlisting outside help to ease the technological burden. 
  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 8, 15, 22  2014
November 7, 8  2014
Essential Care for Older Adults Series
(details and registration)
October 29, 2014
Introduction to Direct Primary Care Webinar
(details and registration)
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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