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Family Practice Career Articles of Interest
Will Loan Repayment Programs Save Primary Care Shortage?
Some programs in certain states offer primary care physicians financial assistance to be put toward school loans in exchange for commitment to a certain clinic. Experts are hoping this will encourage more medical students to pursue a career in internal medicine or family practice without the fear of unmanageable debt. As more patients are gaining insurance through the Affordable Care Act, more programs offering loan repayment are appearing. Could this help the physician shortage?View complete article here
AAFP Launches Primary Care Campaign
Source: The Advisory Board Company
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) wants to raise awareness for the importance of primary care services through the launch of its new campaign called Health is Primary. This campaign will cost $20 million and last five years, aiming to help primary care physicians adapt to big changes in healthcare, such as telemedicine and retail clinics. Health is Primary also aims to educate uninsured patients.
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Do you have concerns about EHR adoption in your practice?
Adopting and implementing electronic health records can be a stressful, costly and overwhelming experience for physicians. While the government offers incentives and assistance for doctors learning how to use EHRs, it also can fine and publicly name the doctors or healthcare systems who fail to keep patient privacy safe.