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Practice Transformation: Measure

Measuring physician burnout, organizational efficiency and team culture is a key first step for health systems to improve professional satisfaction and team well-being. To support health systems in identifying key drivers of organizational stress, the AMA provides complimentary assessment services to organizations nationwide.

Physician burnout is largely attributed to organizational and systemic factors. Therefore, solutions must be identified and developed at the systems level. By measuring, organizations can (1) understand unique challenges to physician and care team well-being in their system and (2) develop strategies and solutions that can be targeted to the distinctive needs of their organization, physicians and care teams.

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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.

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The Organizational Biopsy™ (PDF) is an assessment tool and a set of services to support organizations in holistically measuring and taking action to improve the health of their organization. The Organizational Biopsy provides a comprehensive assessment for health systems across four domains:

  • Organizational Culture (leadership, teamwork, trust, etc.)
  • Practice Efficiency (team structure, team stability, workflows, etc.)
  • Self-Care (post-traumatic stress, post-traumatic growth, work-life balance, etc.)
  • Retention (work intentions)

Following an assessment, organizations receive an executive summary of their key findings and access to the Organizational Biopsy data through an online reporting platform. This platform also includes national comparison data. Following the assessment, the AMA can provide ongoing guidance and communication on interventions, research and convening opportunities in support of their ongoing improvement efforts.

The AMA Practice Transformation team provides hands-on support to design, build and deploy your assessment. The AMA Data Lab provides a one-of-a-kind online dashboard to review results and stratify data. Practice Transformation experts offer a series of strategies and resources for your organization. No matter where you are on your practice transformation journey, our team of experts will be right there with you.

The Organizational Biopsy is currently available to organizations with at least 50 physicians and/or advanced practice providers. Organizations intending to conduct an assessment must complete an agreement and set up an informational meeting with the AMA Practice Transformation team to plan and prepare for the assessment process.

The Organizational Biopsy is offered free of charge. If you are interested in learning more and your organization meets the criteria, please reach out via email to [email protected].

From professional burnout assessments to targeted intervention strategies, the AMA is pleased to support health care systems across the country with guided and validated solutions.

Learn more in the practice transformation toolkit (PDF). Contact us for additional information.

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The validated Mini-Z assessment assists organizations of all sizes to assess burnout and professional well-being.
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