AMA strategies and resources designed to increase professional satisfaction and physician well-being.
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
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.
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.
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.
Answer various questions to help our assessment tool determine your practice needs and suggest relevant modules.
STEPS Forward™ modules
Proven strategies to implement team-based care, save time and provide better and more timely care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interpreting regulatory guidelines
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.