2016-2017 AMA Business Plan Year End Update

The purpose of this report is to inform Alberta Medical Association (AMA) 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 updated on the 2016-17 Business Plan priority activities.

The ratification of the AMA Amending Agreement (AMAA) caused some of the planned activities to change and some new activities to be added. As shown in the attached AMA Amending Agreement Activity table, the breadth and depth of the AMA activities were extensive such that a major assessment of previous plans had to be made.


  • AMA Amending Agreement Activity
  • 2016-17 Business Plan Update
  • Business Plan Budget Update

Click below to find out how we did this year, or download the AMA 2016-2017 Business Plan Year End Update document.

AMA Amending Agreement Activity

View a table detailing all AMA Amending Agreement activity.

Update on KRA 1, Financial Health

The board established a preliminary business plan for 2016-17. Many of the activities specified in that business plan focused on securing agreement and/or a mandate to move forward in areas of importance to the profession. The Amending Agreement created a joint mandate and established the mechanism to advance in many of the areas identified by the board in its original plan. As a result, implementation of the activities outlined in the Amending Agreement became a key focus for second part of the year.

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 (PCNs), strategic clinical networks (SCNs) and other initiatives. Other activities include the AMA’s key role, with Alberta Health (AH) 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 2016-17 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.