Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, explores what makes a high-performing practice

Webinar (series)
What makes a high-performing practice?
Mar 25, 2021

What makes a high-performing private practice? Although nearly half of physicians work in a physician-owned practice, there is no one-size-fits-all definition for what constitutes a “high-performing practice.”

AMA’s Vice President of Healthcare Quality, Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH reviews the findings of a recent AMA landscape analysis and describe ongoing research focused on the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of private practice.

M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD, an internist and chair of the AMA Private Practice Physicians Section, discusses the findings with Dr. Blake and describe how the newly established Section and AMA will be working to advance the sustainability and professional satisfaction of private practices.


Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH 

Vice president of healthcare quality, American Medical Association 

Speaker bio

Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH

Dr. Blake leads the payment and quality initiatives of the AMA’s Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability Department and is principal investigator at AMA for the CMS’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. From April 2013 until April 2016, she was executive director of the PCPI®, which includes among its activities the National Quality Registry Network™. A member of the Governing Committee of the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) coordinating center, Dr. Blake was also co-chair of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology until April 2017 and co-chair of its Quality Measures Task Force.

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Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed in this video are those of the participants and/or do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.