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

Physician well-being is essential for high-quality patient care. Through the AMA’s Practice Transformation framework, we provide guidance to health system leaders on how to create the conditions where joy, purpose and meaning are possible for physicians and care teams.

Through our five-step process (Research, Measure, Act, Recognize, Convene) our evidence-based, field-tested and targeted solutions help guide physicians, care teams and health system leaders on developing and implementing strategies to optimize practice efficiencies, reduce burnout and improve professional well-being. 

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AMA Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability: An overview



AMA practice transformation efforts



Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program

Launched in 2019, this program provides a roadmap for health system leaders to implement programs, policies and workflow efficiencies that support physician well-being.

Coping with COVID-19 for Caregivers Survey

The AMA offered the Coping with COVID-19 for Caregivers Survey during the height of the pandemic. View the national report to learn more about the findings from the survey.

Practice and Policy Reset Post-COVID-19: Reversion, Transition, or Transformation?

In this commentary, Christine Sinsky, MD, and Mark Linzer, MD, outline policy and practice changes post COVID-19.

Creating a resilient organization: Caring for Health Care Workers During Crisis

This resource provides 17 steps that health care organizations can take in order to effectively care for health care workers during times of crisis.

Telehealth Implementation Playbook (PDF)

Step-by-step guide on how to implement telehealth, defined by real-time audio/visual visits between a physician and a patient.

AMA Practice Transformation YouTube Channel

Watch the latest practice transformation featured videos and webinars.

How can we improve the work of care?

In this 3M podcast, Gordon Moore. MD, and Dr. Sinsky discuss the connection between joy in work and health system performance.

Joy, Meaning, and Purpose

In this Med Life with Dr. Horton podcast, Jillian Horton, MD, and Dr. Sinsky discuss joy, purpose, and meaning in work as a physician.

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