New AMA STEPS Forward®
Preventing and Addressing Physician Suicide
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is Sept. 17. Take steps to identify and support at-risk physicians with these AMA STEPS Forward® resources:
Trauma Toolkit: Respond Effectively as an Organization
Gain actionable STEPS, practical tools, and supporting
resources to help your organization respond effectively to collective trauma
now and in the future. Learn
Integration and Optimization Toolkit
Integrate and optimize telehealth in your practice in a
sustainable way. Learn
Listening Campaign: Engage Physicians to Uncover Sources of Burnout
A new AMA STEPS Forward® toolkit outlines the 7 STEPS needed to successfully carry out a Listening Campaign, including 9 practical tools to help uncover and address sources of physician burnout.
AMA STEPS Forward®
Innovation Academy Virtual Events:
Supporting Private Practices: AMA & Medline University
Tuesday, March 7 | 10:15 a.m. CT
Learn how to use the AMA STEPS Forward® Private Practice Playbook to your advantage in this open access webinar designed to help physicians streamline employee training in their private practices. Register Now
Exploring Physician-led Innovation through Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
Thursday, March 16 | 11 a.m. CT
Hear a live panel of physician entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs discuss their journey towards building the future of health. Presented by the Future of Health Immersion Program and AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy. Register Now
Actionable Insights: Key Steps to Engaging Patients in Psychosocial Interventions
Thursday, March 23 | 10 a.m. CT
Experts will discuss the spectrum of brief psychosocial interventions along with how best to use them to help address behavioral health needs for both adult and pediatric patient populations. Presented by the BHI Collaborative and AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy. Register now
AMA STEPS Forward® Podcast
AMA STEPS Forward® Podcast
The AMA, in collaboration with Manatt Health, released virtual care case studies in 2021 as part of the Return on Health Framework. Two years later, we check in on the progress.
AMA STEPS Forward® Podcast Episode 43:
How a Telephone Consultation Model Eased Call Burden for Frontline Specialists
Dr. Alfred Atanda, Director of Clinician Well-Being at Nemours Children’s Health, shares his experience piloting a telephone consultation model aimed at reducing call burden for infectious disease specialists.
LISTEN NOW: Apple Podcasts | Spotify
AMA STEPS Forward® Podcast Episode 44:
The Importance of Screening for Social Determinants of Health
Margaret Bavis, DNP and Assistant Professor, Rush University College of Nursing, discusses how CommunityHealth, one of the largest volunteer-based health centers in the nation, assesses and optimizes social determinants of health to improve patient care.
LISTEN NOW: Apple Podcasts | Spotify
No One Left Behind: Expanded Peer Support and Second Victim Syndrome
Dr. Alicia Pilarski, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Medical Director of the Supporting Our Staff (SOS) Peer Support Program for Froedtert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin, shares her experience building an expanded peer support program for the entire health care team. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
Reframing Compassion Fatigue: Compassion as a Tool for Combating Burnout
Dr. Rola Hallam, British-Syrian consultant anesthetist, humanitarian and founder of CanDo, a social enterprise that enables local, frontline health care workers to provide health care to their own war-affected communities, shares the story of her “valley of darkness” and how compassion can be a tool to combat burnout. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
Health Counseling for Physicians and APPs
Dr. Rob McGregor, Chief Medical
Officer and Pediatric Hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares his
experience creating a strategic program that provides free and confidential
mental health services for physicians and APPs.
LISTEN NOW: (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)
Place: First-of-Its-Kind Free Childcare for Patients
Dr. Kavita Bhavan, Chief Innovation Officer at Parkland
Health and Hospital System, and Natalie Boyle, founder of Mommies in Need,
discuss Annie’s Place: a center at Parkland Hospital that provides free
and safe childcare for children of patients, as well as backup childcare for
first responders and frontline health care workers. LISTEN NOW: (Apple
Podcasts | Spotify)
AMA STEPS Forward® Private Practice Playbook
Private Practice Simple Solutions: Support Staff Recruitment
Private Practice Simple Solutions
The final two learning sessions of 2023 cover the use of behavioral health integration (BHI) and integrating psychopharmacological treatment into private practice.
High cost of broken relationships
This BMJ Quality & Safety editorial co-authored by Dr. Christine A. Sinsky, AMA Vice President of Professional Satisfaction, offers recommendations on how to decrease the high costs of physician turnover by prioritizing relationships and reducing burnout.
Funding Research on Health Workforce Well-being to Optimize the Work Environment
This JAMA Viewpoint article co-authored by Dr. Christine A. Sinsky, AMA Vice President of Professional Satisfaction, outlines the importance of federal funding to support research on system interventions that promote clinician well-being.
2022 Telehealth Impact Report (pdf)
This newly updated report offers a thorough overview of AMA’s efforts to aggressively expand digital medicine advocacy, research, and resources to better understand the specific needs around telehealth and digitally enabled care.
AMA Physician Innovation Network (PIN) at HLTH 23
Oct. 10 | Las Vegas
Planning to attend HLTH 23? Join the AMA for a free PIN IRL (in real life) event! Space is limited, so RSVP today to secure your spot. If you can’t attend in person, tell us your success story of implementing solutions in your practice on the PIN platform.
How to Financially Sustain Behavioral Health Integration in Your Practice
Oct. 26 | 12 pm CT
Join us for this live discussion to hear national experts share real-world experiences about how to make BHI financially sustainable. Register now.
How to Master Communicating with the Most Challenging Personalities in Your Life (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)
How to Handle Challenging Emotions—in Ourselves, Patients, and Those We Lead (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)
April is National Stress Awareness Month, and Dr. Neha Sangwan, founder of Intuitive Intelligence, joins the AMA STEPS Forward® podcast for two episodes focused on how to navigate conflict and challenging emotions.
The Association of Work Overload with Burnout and Intent to Leave the Job Across the Healthcare Workforce During COVID-19
Newly published Journal of General Internal Medicine study finds that perceived work overload was associated with burnout and intent to leave across all health care roles, including physicians, nurses, and other clinical and non-clinical staff.
Taming the EHR Playbook: A system-level approach to EHR inbox reduction
Physicians from three organizations provide a 9-step process (PDF) and checklist (PDF) to reduce EHR inboxes at the system level based on their personal experiences eliminating unnecessary burdens and improving EHR workflows.
Digital Minimalism — An Rx for Clinician Burnout
This New England Journal of Medicine commentary weighs the cost-benefit balance for technology and advocates for the development of clear boundaries around the use of modes of communication to achieve greater periods of uninterrupted work and higher quality patient care.
Private Practice: Attending to Business
Claim free CME with this new podcast mini-series designed to help you navigate medical practice business operations and efficiency solutions to create and support a thriving business.
Can physicians openly discuss EHR issues?
The latest entry in the AMA Debunking Regulatory Myths series addresses EHR gag clauses.