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STEPS Forward webinar series

The recently rebranded AMA's STEPS Forward™ webinar series, previously known as the AMA Emerging Topics webinar series, focuses on physician well-being, practice redesign and implementing telehealth during COVID-19.

The rebranded series joins the AMA STEPS Forward collection of practical, actionable strategies and toolkits to transform and improve your practice. Integrating with AMA STEPS Forward will make even more resources available to help support the well-being of physicians and their teams, and guide organizations in optimizing telehealth and other technology to support patient care through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Please note: We are not offering continuing medical education (CME) credits for participation in these webinars at this time.

Webinar registration

Register for webinars in the AMA STEPS Forward™ webinar series.

 

  1. April 20, 2021, 11 a.m.noon Central: Fostering physician humanism and connection with patients

    1. Speaker: Donna Zulman, MD, MS, Assistant professor, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University School of Medicine and Associate Director, Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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    3. To provide quality care and reduce burnout, it is important to address patient-physician connections Join Donna Zulman, MD, assistant professor, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University School of Medicine and associate director, Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System for a discussion on practices that foster physician presence and connection with patients.

  2. April 21, 2021, noon–1 p.m. Central: Taming the EHR

    1. Speaker: Marie Brown, MD, professor, internal medicine, Rush Medical College and director of practice redesign, American Medical Association
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    3. The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is here to stay and a source of great frustration for many of us. You have more control than you think. The EHR vendor is often blamed for inefficiencies that your local IT/compliance teams have put in place. Learn what is under your control and tips that can save you hundreds of hours. 

  3. April 28, 2021, noon–1 p.m. Central: Stress & health care professionals

    1. Speakers: Richard Westphal, PhD, RN, FAAN, director, Alliance for Compassionate Care, School of Nursing, co-director, Be Wise: Wisdom and Wellbeing, UVA Health; Patricia J. Watson, MD, clinical psychologist, National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    3. This webinar will focus on Stress First Aid (SFA), a peer support and self-care model designed to improve self-care and assist peers in reducing the negative impacts of stress. SFA is practical, flexible and tailored to the specific styles and needs of those involved. 

  4. May 13, 2021, noon–1 p.m. Central: Association of Physician Burnout With Suicidal Ideation and Medical Errors

    1. Speakers: Nikitha Krishna Menon, social science research professional, Stanford WellMD & WellPhD Center, and Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD, director of evidence based innovation, Stanford University School of Medicine WellMD Center
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    3. Speakers will discuss findings from their study, “Association of Physician Burnout With Suicidal Ideation and Medical Errors,” published in JAMA Network Open in 2020. They will discuss the implications of the relationships between burnout, depression, suicidal ideation and medical error for organizations aiming to support physicians and their care teams.

  5. May 19, 2021, 11 a.m.–noon Central: Heath care well-being and burnout during COVID-19: Findings from a national survey

    1. Speaker: Kyra Cappelucci, project administrator, American Medical Association
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    3. As the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the U.S., the AMA launched a national assessment tool to support health systems in continuously monitoring well-being. This webinar will discuss this as well as insights and solutions shared.

  6. May 20, 2021, noon–1 p.m. Central: Adopting OpenNotes

    1. Speaker: Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, executive director, OpenNotes, and associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School
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    3. This webinar will look at ways to address concerns and provide guidance on best practices for sharing clinical notes with patients.

Learn more about the AMA’s work in practice transformation that aims to create the conditions where joy, purpose and meaning are possible for physicians and other health professionals.

 

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