Vision and Mission

AMA RF Fall 2015

Alberta's physicians and the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) are committed to Patients First®.

Vision: Patients First®

Alberta’s physicians are committed to a health care system that facilitates wellness and delivers patient-and family-centered care:

  • The provincial health care system is built around patients and families and defined by quality:
    • acceptability
    • accessibility
    • appropriateness
    • effectiveness
    • efficiency
    • safety
  • Patients and families enjoy optimal health through access to:
    • Healthy lifestyle choices.
    • Healthy environments and opportunities.
    • Health service access based primarily on need, not ability to pay.
  • The health care system has the resources to deliver patient- and family-centered care, with best evidence used to allocate resources to what is most effective and efficient in meeting health care needs.
  • The relationship between physician and patient remains a cornerstone of the health care system, founded on mutual respect, dignity, compassion and trust. Care is delivered with, not to, the patient, including:
    • Patient choice of physician.
    • Physicians as agents of patients acting always in the patient's best interests.
    • Clinical and professional autonomy of physicians.
  • Providers and patients are partners with funders and managers, sharing the goal of a patient- and family-centered health care system with defined roles and responsibilities and clearly specified accountability.

Mission: Leadership and support

The AMA stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership and support for their role in the provision of quality health care.

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The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.