San Antonio educator appointed to national advisory committee

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San Antonio educator appointed to national advisory committee

By AAFP News Staff

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected AAFP member Carlos Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., of San Antonio, to serve on a national advisory committee responsible for overseeing the future of personal health records and the technology necessary to create them.

Jaén is one of six new additions to an existing committee of seven individuals that was created when the foundation launched its Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records project. Committee members were chosen based on leadership in their respective fields and their commitment to the program.

Jaén is a practicing family physician and has served as chair of the department of family and community medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio since 2001. He’s been active in family medicine and public health research since 1985. In 2005, Jaén was appointed to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Advisory Council.

Source: AAFP News Now, Aug. 5, 2009. © 2009 American Academy of Family Physicians.