LATEST NEWS


Practicing Physician Survey
The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is administering a membership survey. The results from the survey will help ACOFP better serve you in the coming years by providing the leadership and staff with important information on the issues that impact you and ways we can support you and the profession as a whole. All participants who complete the survey will have an opportunity to enter into a drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards. Thank you in advance! Please complete the survey by May 31.


All-New OMT Video Library Launching Soon! 
The all-new ACOFP OMT Video Library contains demonstrations of 150 OMT procedures to treat the whole body for a range of symptoms. The videos feature several experienced physicians showing various methods of OMT procedures while explaining their techniques and the conditions that are addressed. A useful new feature is the menu that allows you to sort by symptom/disease/condition, keyword, anatomic area and manipulation type. 


DPC Summit Pre-Conference
Join DPC industry experts as they talk about direct contracting between employers and primary care practices using the DPC model. This is an opportunity for those who pay for care to speak directly to those who provide or coordinate high-performing primary care health services using a DPC business model. Access to pre-conference sessions is included as part of your DPC Summit registration. Don’t forget to register before May 31, 2019 to save $200!

 
Health Care App Users: HIPAA Compliance Not a Given
A recent study published in JAMA researched several health care apps, including one for smoking cessation and another for depression. The app users provided their health care information when they signed on to the app and subsequently, the app developers provided this “private” information to companies such as Google and Facebook. For physicians, what is the liability when you recommend a particular health care app?


Earn CME and Have Fun at Summer State Society Meetings
Continuing medical education hours are a necessary part of maintaining your medical license but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t have a little fun while earning them. ACOFP State Society Conferences destinations include Disneyworld in Florida or Disneyland in California where the amazing new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was unveiled in May 2019. Explore the 180 miles of beach in historic Traverse City, Michigan once your day in the convention hall has ended, head to Arlington, Texas for a tour of AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play or take the kids to Hershey’s Chocolate World for some delicious treats in Hershey, Pennsylvania!