The American Academy of Family Physicians expects in the second quarter of 2013 to launch a data repository for its members that will support analysis of benchmarking data. Explaining the repository is the focus of an educational seminar at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.

About 40 physicians in 11 practices have been pilot testing the repository, which currently is populated with claims data from 60,000 family physicians, courtesy of claims clearinghouse/revenue cycle management vendor Emdeon. AAFP members are being asked, but not required, to contribute clinical data, says Steven Waldren, M.D., senior health I.T. strategist at the association and presenter of the session at HIMSS.

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