AMA Private Practice Simple Solutions

AMA Private Practice Simple Solutions are free, open access rapid learning cycles designed to provide opportunities to implement actionable changes that can immediately increase efficiency in private practices.

Each multi-week learning session will be focused on one topic area. Busy private practice physicians can access pre-recorded content presented by subject matter experts at a pace and time that works best for them. 

Innovation Academy

Visit the Private Practice Simple Solutions AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy page to access the complete collection of past sessions.

Running concurrently to the releases of the pre-recorded webinars will be a discussion board offering opportunities to interact with fellow cohort members and submit questions to the subject matter experts who oversee the sessions. Post-session surveys will measure the relevance of the topic, adoption of content and impact of the sessions. The surveys will also allow participants to suggest topics to be covered in future sessions.

Launch date: April 4, 2023 | Team-Based Care – Session One


  • Kevin Hopkins, MD
  • Sea Chen, MD, PhD

Webinar details

This session of Private Practice Simple Solutions, part of the AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy, is an eight-week learning session using the STEPS Team-Based Care Toolkit as a guide. Topics addressed include pre-visit planning, expanded rooming and discharge, team documentation, prescription management and EHR in-basket management.

Register once for access to both sessions. Session two information coming soon! 

March 28, 2023 | Support Staff Recruitment & Retention – Session Two


  • Carol Knopke, MD, FOMA, FAAFP
  • Justin Holtzman, MD, MHSA
  • Roxanne Marie Tyorch, MD, FACP
  • Sea Chen, MD, PhD

Webinar details

Part two of the Support Staff Recruitment & Retention session will include a panel discussion with subject matter experts on common obstacles identified from the asynchronous discussion. Topics addressed will include how employee empowerment, importance of good culture, trusting your team to “own the process,” work/life balance and fair compensation can all successfully play a role in the recruitment process.

Register now. (If you’ve already registered for session one, no need to register again.)

Missed the first session? Watch it on demand

Upcoming topics for the 2023 schedule (dates are approximate):

  • Branding and marketing: May 23–July 18
  • Social determinants of health: July 11–Aug. 8
  • Physician recruitment: July 25–Aug. 22
  • E/M documentation: Aug. 1– Aug. 29
  • Advanced branding and marketing: Aug. 22–Oct. 3
  • BHI in private practice: Oct. 10–Nov. 7
  • Psychopharmacology: Oct. 31–Dec. 5

Please contact the Private Practice team with additional topic suggestions.

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