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November 23, 2021


AMA Resources designed to reduce burnout and improve practice sustainability


The American Medical Association is excited to share three new resources designed to reduce burnout and improve practice sustainability. The AMA STEPS Forward™ Saving Time Playbook offers strategies and tips that can significantly improve practice efficiencies. A new prerecorded webinar, “Developing Clinically Integrated Networks and other Innovative Contracting Models,” highlights considerations for physicians starting or joining a clinically integrated network or entering alternative value-based contracting models. Finally, the AMA has released a report that highlights findings from qualitative research and provides insights into the nature of high-performing private practices.

AMA STEPS Forward™ Saving Time Playbook Offers Strategies to Improve Practice Efficiencies
Physician burnout is an epidemic in the U.S. healthcare system, and time spent on non-patient-facing tasks in a clinician’s workday is contributing heavily to the problem. But saving time cannot be accomplished by simply telling physicians to become more efficient. Timesaving efforts need to come from organizational leaders who can affect large-scale change. Containing highlights from nine AMA STEPS Forward™ toolkits, the Saving Time Playbook offers strategies and tips that can significantly improve efficiencies in your practice. LEARN MORE.

Practical Considerations for Starting or Joining Clinically Integrated Networks and Other Innovative Contracting Models
The AMA’s prerecorded webinar, “Developing Clinically Integrated Networks and other Innovative Contracting Models,” highlights the strategic, financial, risk, legal, and regulatory considerations for physicians starting or joining a clinically integrated network or entering alternative value-based contracting models. Topics include tactics to achieve operational readiness before entering value-based arrangements, types of arrangements, and structural differences in each. To accompany this presentation, the AMA has published a new, related resource, a checklist designed to help physicians evaluate their preparedness for clinical integration. LEARN MORE.

Report: Supporting and Promoting High-Performing Physician-Owned Private Practices
The AMA has partnered with Mathematica, a global research and policy organization, to analyze and assess the factors that create and sustain high-performing, physician-owned private practices. The report highlights the findings from this qualitative research and provides insights into the nature of high-performing private practices, advantages and challenges to the practice model, and the changes that physicians in private practice foresee. The report concludes that physician-owned practices will continue to be an integral part of the health care ecosystem, but the success of the model will require the commitment and efforts of policymakers, educators, professional organizations, and other groups to remove obstacles and create equitable opportunities for success. LEARN MORE.
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