CREATING THRIVING PHYSICIAN PRACTICES

Working with physicians to advance initiatives that enhance practice efficiency, professional satisfaction and improve the delivery of care.

The AMA'S STEPS Forward™

Innovative strategies for physicians and their staff in the new health environment.

The AMA's STEPS Forward™ practice transformation series is a collection of interactive, educational modules developed by physicians to help physicians address common practice challenges and to achieve the quadruple aim of:

1/Better patient experience

2/Better population health

3/Lower overall costs

4/Improved professional satisfaction

The real-world strategies, tools and resources presented in AMA STEPS Forward ™ are based on the key insights of the AMA-RAND Study on Physician Professional Satisfaction, "Factors affecting physician professional satisfaction and their implications for patient care, health systems and health policy."

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Physician Professional Satisfaction

AMA-RAND STUDY on Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy

One of the AMA's core strategic objectives is to advance health care delivery and payment models that enable high quality, affordable care and restore and preserve physician professional satisfaction. Such changes could yeild a more sustainable and effective health care system with highly motivated physicians. To that end, the AMA asked the RAND corporation to identify the factors that lead to physician satisfaction.

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at a glance

Research Questions
Q:

What factors influence physician professional satisfaction?

Q:

What are the implications of these factors for patient care, health systems, and health policy?

Key Topics
  • The importance of delivering high-quality care
  • The promise and challenges of electronic health records
  • The value of income stability and fairness
  • The cumulative burden of regulations
Highlights

The AMA-RAND study highlights major contributors to higher professional satisfaction, including: providing high-quality patient care, autonomy over day-to-day work and sharing values with practice leadership. Major contributors to lower professional satisfaction are also highlighted, including perceived barriers to delivering high-quality care such as ineffective electronic health records (EHRs).

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