Saturday, August 15, 2015

About the AMA’s STEPS Forward™

Health Care is changing so rapidly that physicians and hospitals need "a little help from our friends"  If you are old enough you may remember that as title song from the era of The Beatles. At that time we all thought the times were tough. Well we did not envision that we would  once again need help from friends.  In this case I am surprised and pleased to see a  well orchestrated plan from the American Medical Association.

Health care is changing rapidly. Physicians are transforming their practices into organizations that can achieve the Quadruple Aim — better patient experience, better population health and lower overall costs with improved professional satisfaction. To navigate this environment, we leveraged the findings from the AMA-RAND study, "Factors affecting physician professional satisfaction and their implications for patient care, health systems and health policy," to develop the STEPS Forward™ practice transformation series.
Yes, despite the opinions of naysayers that the AMA represents  only 25% of physicians, it is the best 25% that I have encountered in the past ten years.

About the AMA’s STEPS Forward™ most or all of the modules contain CME credits. STEPS Forward™ is a practice-based initiative designed to provide you with proven strategies that can improve practice efficiency and help you reach the Quadruple Aim — better patient experience, better population health and lower overall costs with improved professional satisfaction.

STEPS Forward™ offers innovative strategies that will allow physicians and their staff to thrive in the new health care environment.

STEPS FORWARD provides modules includes a set for adopting electronic health records.   Complete electronic health record (EHR) implementation toolkit zip file
And there are many other modules:

ICD Conversion

Starting Lean Health Care
Improving physician resiliency
These are just three examples of modules which outline each topical issue.

Redesign Your Practice is the starting point for the overall program.


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