I am the Manager of Healthcare Quality for the American Medical Association. We work to identify effective care delivery elements that help support professional satisfaction and practice sustainability. This includes efforts such as the AMA Support and Alignment Network (AMA SAN) and the creation of physician practice improvement capabilities, that can be deployed "on the ground" at practice sites.
The changes occurring in healthcare offer a unique opportunity to move from pay for volume to pay for performance. Healthcare is undergoing dramatic changes owing to payment and care delivery reform happening now. Understanding the changes will enable providers, societies, and organizations to be successful in the new environment and provide high quality, affordable care to our patients.