Practice Transformation

AMA strategies and resources designed to increase professional satisfaction and physician well-being.

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What's new in practice transformation?

A joint study by RAND Corporation and the AMA Physician shows payment models are becoming more complex and the pace of change is creating challenges for physician practices that might hamper their ability to improve the quality and efficiency of care.

Begin your practice journey

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Research, Measure, Act, Recognize

Helping health systems and clinical practices succeed in their transformation journey is critical to the AMA. Through our four step process (Research, Measure, Act, Recognize) we developed evidence-based, field-tested solutions to guide physicians and care teams each step of the way.


Helping health systems and clinical practices succeed in their transformation journey is critical.

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What AMA is doing

AMA research summaries discuss physician burnout, its causes and the impact burnout has on physicians, patients and health care organizations. Keep up to date on our research to discover relevant findings from the field, including emerging practice science research on meaningful and sustainable solutions.


Improve patient satisfaction, quality outcomes and provider recruitment and retention.

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Invest in physician well-being

  • Seven key steps to help you prevent provider burnout

  • Ten-item survey designed to assist you in assessing burnout

  • Examples of successful burnout prevention programs in a variety of practice/organization settings


Solutions that empower teams to identify and attain appropriate improvement goals and tactics.

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Practice assessment

Answer various questions to help our assessment tool determine your practice needs and suggest relevant modules.

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STEPS Forward™ modules

Proven strategies to implement team-based care, save time and provide better and more timely care.

AMA Moving Medicine Podcasts

Moving Medicine Podcast

This Moving Medicine podcast series focuses on setting a course for personal and professional satisfaction and creating a culture of wellness.


AMA recognizes physicians and health care systems that have successfully implemented practice transformation in their practices and organizations.

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AMA Joy in Medicine™ Recognition Program

The 2020 Joy in Medicine Recognition Program will launch when the COVID-19 crisis is abated. A new launch date will be shared in summer 2020.

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CHARM Charter

The Charter on Physician Well-Being was created by the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM), a group of leading medical centers and organizations. The Charter helps advance and promote physician well-being.

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Practice Transformation Initiative

This new collaborative initiative with the Physicians Foundation and three state medical societies aims to reduce care team burnout by focusing on workflow redesigns shown to improve practice efficiency and enhance the patient-physician relationship.

Ochsner: Providing a framework for digital health

As southeast Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multi-specialty health care delivery system, Ochsner's goal is to deliver personalized and tailored care by using artificial intelligence to make meaningful interventions to keep patients from getting worse, or even having to go to the hospital.


Find out and register for events where you can learn more about tools to help you transform your practice.

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American Conference on Physician Health

Stanford University School of Medicine, American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic host this unique conference promoting physicians’ health and well-being.

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Debunking regulatory myths

The AMA provides regulatory clarification to physicians and their care teams in an effort to aid physicians in their day-to-day practice environment.