2017-2018 AMA Business Plan Year End Update

The purpose of this report is to inform Alberta Medical Association members of the progress made in achieving results for physicians, delivering on planned activities and ensuring a healthy and active association.

This report provides a final update on the Business Plan priority activities for 2017-18.

Click below to find out how we did this year, or download the AMA 2017-2018 Business Plan Year End Update document.

Update on KRA 1, Financial Health

The AMA assists and supports members in maintaining their financial health. This includes negotiating with payers to ensure fair compensation, the provision of practice management services and the offering of financial products. Members in training are supported through a number of scholarships and bursaries.

Update on KRA 2, Well being

The AMA supports members in maintaining a healthy work-life balance, including being a leader in the development of a comprehensive physician health program. The AMA also promotes and supports physicians contributing to the broader community through the Many Hands™ program including the AMA Youth Run Club and Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion grant program.

Update on KRA 3, System partnership and leadership

The AMA supports members in their role as leaders within the health care system. This includes supporting physician leadership in developing innovations in care delivery through primary care networks, strategic clinical networks and other initiatives. Other activities include the AMA’s key role, with Alberta Health through the AMA Agreement, in developing and maintaining the physician payment strategy for the province; several programs aimed at quality improvement; activities related to information management and technology; and supporting the development of physician leadership skills.

Healthy AMA

Achieving the goals under the three Key Results Areas requires a healthy, vibrant and sustainable AMA. For 2016-17, we focused on the following core organizational capabilities: governance, workforce, financial, relationships and knowledge.

Year End Update Financial Forecast

The financial forecast for 2017-18 was based on the most current financial results and a review of the status of AMA activities.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.