Patient safety is obviously a critical concern for every physician. The AMA is working to help physicians help patients by providing tools and resources designed to promote patient safety in all health care delivery settings.
Patient safety and quality care go hand in hand, and the AMA's Making Strides in Safety® program supplies physicians with an array of resources in support of both. The program includes tools to enhance teamwork, communications, systems improvement and a culture of safety in all settings of care.
The AMA’s patient safety efforts include webinars, checklists and other tools designed to enhance and strengthen the patient-physician relationship and patient education to assist involvement in and safe management of their care. Topics discussed include:
Access these tools and learn more about these topics by visiting the AMA's Making Strides in Safety® program. Please join the AMA in its ongoing efforts to promote excellence in patient care.
Advancing ambulatory quality improvement
This AMA report: highlights an environmental scan of 13 medical societies, and assesses the current and future roles these societies have with quality improvement; how they can support the advancement of quality initiatives; and how the AMA can help them advance ambulatory quality improvement. The AMA worked with state and county medical associations participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Aligning Forces for Quality initiative in order to explore the roles of medical societies in multi-stakeholder initiatives in ambulatory care quality improvement.