Transform Physician Practices in the AMA & MGMA Practice Innovation Challenge!

With the health care landscape morphing rapidly and continuously, physician practices must find new ways to adapt to changing times. Physicians are looking for new ways to transform their practice in order to achieve better patient experience and population health while also reducing costs and achieving improved professional satisfaction.

The Practice Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA) & the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), is seeking high-value, easy-to-adopt, transformative practice solutions to help physicians work smarter in their practices to achieve efficiency, improved outcomes and overall career satisfaction.

This challenge provides an opportunity for out-of-the-box thinkers to propose solutions that will help physicians adapt to the changing health care environment. Participants will submit in the form of a 1-3 page proposal describing the tactic, quantitative tracking methodology and defined metrics. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of experienced and established judges who will select five winning submissions. Each winning team will earn a $10,000 prize in exchange for developing their proposal into an educational module with the AMA, which will be hosted as educational programming on STEPS Forward™.

Submissions will be judged on:

  • Applicability
  • Ease of Implementation
  • User Experience
  • Business Improvement Potential

For more detail on the submission requirements and evaluation criteria, click here.

To enter this challenge, submit your proposal by September 1, 2015.


About American Medical Association (AMA)

As the nation’s health care system continues to evolve, the AMA is dedicated to ensuring sustainable physician practices that result in better health outcomes for patients. This work is captured in the AMA’s five-year strategic plan, which aims to ensure that enhancements to health care in the United States are physician-led, advance the patient-physician relationship and ensure that health care costs can be managed effectively.

The AMA’s plan emphasizes three core areas of focus. The Practice Innovation Challenge is focused on the third strategic focus area, professional satisfaction and practice sustainability.

About Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) equips practice administrators and executives with the knowledge and tools to lead high-performance physician group practices in a complex and evolving healthcare environment. As the leading association for practice administrators for nearly 90 years, MGMA provides the education, advocacy, data and resources that healthcare organizations need to deliver the highest-quality patient care. MGMA also produces the most credible medical practice economic data in the industry and provides industry-leading board certification and Fellowship programs through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

MGMA and its 50 state affiliates comprise more than 33,000 administrators and executives in 18,000 healthcare organizations in which 385,000 physicians practice. MGMA represents physician groups of all sizes, types, structures and specialties, and has members in every major healthcare system in the nation. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., with a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C.

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