6 handy guides to save up to 3 hours a day in your practice

Kevin B. O'Reilly , Senior News Editor

The AMA has unveiled six new clinical workflow modules on topics such as “getting rid of the stupid stuff” and medication management that can help make 2020 the year you implement more meaningful changes in your practice and reclaim up to three hours every day.

AMA STEPS Forward® Tools

Access more than 40 online modules, case studies and other resources to better manage patient care, workflow, technology and finance.

These modules join the more than 50 that are part of the AMA STEPS Forward™ practice-improvement strategies, which offer actionable, practical toolkits and customizable resources you can easily adapt for use in your practice.

  1. Getting Rid of Stupid Stuff: Reduce the Unnecessary Daily Burdens for Clinicians.”

    1. Physicians themselves are often in the best position to recognize the unnecessary tasks and “stupid stuff” in their day-to-day but may not feel empowered to speak up unless asked. Learn how to create a simple program to effectively solicit and implement feedback.
  2. "Medication Management: Save Time by Simplifying Your Prescribing and Refill Process.”

    1. Simplification, standardization and automation can help clinical teams better manage patients’ medications. Learn how to implement a more efficient medication management process.
  3. Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV): Streamline Workflow to Perform a Thorough AWV.”

    1. By focusing the annual wellness visit (AWV) on preventive screening, safety issues (e.g., falls) and social needs (e.g., food insecurity, transportation), patients’ quality of life can be enhanced. This module provides a detailed approach on how to optimize the AWV.
  4. Hospitalist Well-Being: Maximize Engagement and Minimize Burnout for Hospitalists.”

    1. Burnout among hospital medicine physicians is a very real and fast-growing concern. Hospitalist groups and leadership can benefit from this module detailing strategies to promote autonomy, mastery and joy in the practice of hospital medicine.

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  5. Medical Student Well-Being: Minimize Burnout and Improve Mental Health Among Medical Students.”

    1. Most medical students experience multiple forms of distress simultaneously. The more they experience, the higher their risk is for thoughts of suicide and dropping out of medical school. Learn how to promote a culture of well-being, minimize burnout and improve mental health among medical students.
  6. Team-Based Care in Resident Clinics: Engage Residents to Lead in Team-Based Care.”

    1. To lead an effective team later in their career, residents need to experience an effective one during their residency. This module provides a roadmap to implement an effective team-based care residency clinic and learning environment.

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The CME modules are enduring material and designated by the AMA for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

The modules are part of the AMA Ed Hub™, an online platform with high-quality CME and education that supports the professional development needs of physicians and other health professionals. With topics relevant to you, it also offers an easy, streamlined way to find, take, track and report educational activities.

Learn more about AMA CME accreditation.