AMA Wire

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

For Physicians

Take part in physician-led quality improvement group

Registration is ongoing for the semi-annual AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI™) meeting, taking place Oct. 24–25 in Chicago.

A leader in health care quality and patient safety, the PCPI develops evidence-based performance measures used in national quality improvement programs. Members of this physician-led group also focus on patient-centered care and performance improvement that is clinically meaningful and meets both current and future health care needs. The PCPI is nationally recognized and has more than 190 diverse organization members.

The two-day meeting will focus on "PCPI 2.0," exploring the group's new role in improving health outcomes through quality improvement. Attendees will meet PCPI leadership and network with other key players in performance improvement.

Register online by Sept. 25 to receive the PCPI discounted hotel rate. The membership meeting also is open to nonmembers who are interested in this important work.

Learn more about the PCPI and how to become an organizational or individual member.

Maintain a stellar reputation: Resource offers helpful tips

A new resource from the AMA outlines steps physicians can take to ensure their practice achieves and maintains an excellent reputation among existing and prospective patients.

From improving the practice's reputation to managing the information patients find online, the resource explains effective ways to cultivate the loyalty of existing patients and attract new ones.

Additional guidance and resources on patient satisfaction are available through the online AMA Practice Management Center.