Reinventing Medical Practice

The AMA’s Digital Health Implementation Playbook packages the key steps, best practices and resources to accelerate the adoption of these and other digital health innovations and helps physicians extend care beyond the exam room.

AMA unveils playbook to speed digital health adoption

Digital tools such as wearables that offer new ways to improve care, enable lifestyle change and create efficiencies are skyrocketing in popularity. But physician practice integration of these kinds of tools sometimes falls short. The AMA’s Digital Health Implementation Playbook packages the key steps, best practices and resources to accelerate the adoption of these and other digital health innovations and helps physicians extend care beyond the exam room.

3 keys to giving physicians more face time with patients

A primary care model that makes greater use of medical assistants—among other changes—has helped cut patient wait times, raise job satisfaction and give physicians more time for direct patient care, according to a study whose results shed further light on the effectiveness of team-based care. 

Physician burnout is expensive to an organization, contributing to direct costs of recruitment and replacement when physicians leave or reduce their clinical work hours. For an organization, the cost of physician burnout can range from $500,000 to more than $1 million per doctor. This estimate includes recruitment, sign-on bonuses, lost billings and onboarding costs for replacement physicians.

How much physician burnout is costing your organization

Every doctor you’ve admired has dealt with burnout

How the Cleveland Clinic overcame barriers to team-based care

Teamwork in medicine is key to preventing physician burnout and improving patient outcomes. Physicians and other health professionals can learn more about how addressing physician burnout begins with a healthy team through an AMA STEPS Forward™ module on creating a strong team culture.

Addressing physician burnout starts with a healthy team culture

Burned out? You’re not alone. Here’s how 2 doctors overcame it.

3 keys to prep your staff for success with team-based care

14 ways to put your EHR to the test on usability, safety

62 clicks to order Tylenol? What happens when EHR tweaks go bad

7 EHR usability, safety challenges—and how to overcome them

James Jerzak, MD

Job satisfaction at this health system is 92%. Find out why.

How Henry Ford Hospital is working to prevent physician burnout

5 reasons physicians are less likely to seek support

How to recognize and respond to burnout in a fellow physician

Overall burnout rate is down from 2017, but doctors’ well-being remains a pressing issue. So, when thinking about becoming a physician, medical students and residents might be interested in knowing which specialties can be considered the most stressful medical jobs. Learn how the specialties compare.

Physician burnout: It’s not you, it’s your medical specialty

Practice lands tool to measure, manage gaps in care

Winners named in AMA mobile health innovation challenge

Add a pharmacist to the team

Add a pharmacist to the team to see better outcomes

Peer-led EHR training saves physicians’ scarcest resource: time

How Stanford is tackling the $7.75 million annual cost of physician burnout

9 organizational changes that lead to physician satisfaction

How to make the pharmacist part of your practice’s team

Finding the right IT solutions

Digital platform makes it easier to find the right IT solution

Taming your unruly in-basket is possible with a little teamwork