Practice innovation strategies: EHR improvements

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The utilization of electronic health records can help transform your practice and improve patient outcomes. This collection of AMA STEPS Forward® Practice Innovation Strategies offers proven approaches on how to maximize the benefits of electronic health record (EHR) use, strategies and tactics to successfully implement an EHR and best practices in software selection. 

AMA EHR solutions

  • Save hours out of your week
  • Complete tasks more efficiently
  • Get rid of the “stupid stuff”

This playbook walks physicians and care team members through a series of practical, actionable steps to help minimize the burdens and maximize the benefits of the electronic health record.

"Physicians don’t quit their jobs, their patients, or their bosses; they quit their inboxes."— CT Lin, MD, FACP, FAMIA

Learn more or get the playbook (PDF).

Fighting physician burnout

Reducing burnout is essential to high-quality patient care and a sustainable health system. The AMA measures and responds to physician burnout, helping drive solutions and interventions.

Identify leadership, system and individual strategies to optimize EHR use in your practice. These toolkits present strategies that health care delivery organizations can deploy to maximize EHR improvement.


The utilization of EHRs can help transform your practice and improve patient outcomes. Learn more from expert-led webinars on improving EHR usability.


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The AMA practice transformation team’s collection of EHR research focuses on core measures of EHR use, physician burnout, and EHR and practice efficiency. The AMA Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use Research Grant Program awards grants annually to multiple health care organizations to support research on EHR-use metrics and their relationship to burnout, professional satisfaction, well-being, and other practice-related factors.

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