Steven Walden MD

AAFP, Zipnosis to collaborate on online consultation platform

The American Academy of Family Physicians is teaming up with a vendor to roll out a telemedicine platform that will enable member physicians to conduct online consultations with patients.

The AAFP has announced a collaboration with Zipnosis on the project, which will use a platform that will offer an online service to enable patients to provide symptom and health history information for diagnosis and treatment by their physician.

“Patients want quick and easy access to healthcare, but that convenience should not come at the cost of the relationship they have with their family physician,’ says Steven Waldren, MD, a family medicine specialist and director of the Alliance for eHealth Innovation program at AAFP. “Offering this new telemedicine platform gives our family physician members another tool through which they can care for patients.” Read more.