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Strategic Focus

As the nation's health care system continues to evolve, the AMA is dedicated to ensuring sustainable physician practices that result in better health outcomes for patients. This work is captured in the AMA's five-year strategic plan, which aims to ensure that enhancements to health care in the United States are physician-led, advance the physician-patient relationship, and ensure that health care costs can be prudently managed.

The AMA's plan emphasizes three core areas of focus:

James L. Madara, MD, the AMA's chief executive officer and executive vice president, unveiled this new strategy during the AMA’s 2012 Annual Meeting. Below you can access a video and transcript of Dr. Madara's speech to the AMA House of Delegates, the body that represents virtually every state and specialty society nationwide, giving voice to the vast majority of the nation's physicians.

Speech video

Speech transcript

AMA members are welcome to provide comments and seek further insight about the five-year-strategic plan through our members-only feedback form.