Healthy AMA

Achieving the goals under the three Key Result Areas requires a healthy, vibrant and sustainable AMA.

Capability

Activity

Update

 Governance

  • Review the KRA’s and goals relative to the new vision
  • Implement the Governance Review report recommendations
  • Support the development of a specialist alliance/forum
  • As part of the 2018/19 business planning process, the board reaffirmed the KRA’s. One new goal was added under Well Being that supports physicians in attaining a safe, healthy, equitable working environment.
  • All recommendations have been implemented or are in the final phases of implementation.
  • The Specialist Care Alliance is active and considering a variety of topics including income equity and integration.

 Workforce

  • Continue to integrate and expand physician support programs
  • Complete a staff compensation review
  • Efforts continue to fully integrate physician support programs to more effectively and efficiently align with provincial strategies.
  • The compensation review will be undertaken in 2019.

 Financial

  • Sustainable operations and fully funded reserves
  • Effective stewards of AMA Agreement funding
  • Review ongoing activities for alignment with organizational goals and steward the use of one-time reserves to support activity
  • The AMA has fully funded reserves and a strong financial foundation to meet coming demands.
  • AMA Agreement funding is being managed in accordance with grant agreements under the financial oversight of the Committee on Financial Audit.
  • All activities were assessed as part of the annual business planning process to ensure that resources are focused on the activities of most value to members.

Relationships

  • Strengthen relationships with system leaders towards building an integrated health system
  • Improve the AMA’s ability to provide input into government policy development
  • Leverage the patient portal to inform AMA decision making.
  • The profession’s formal and informal participation across the system is helping to build the integrated health system envisioned by the profession.
  • The profession is formally recognized under the amending agreement in a variety of policy areas and is influencing policy development.
  • The board is using the patient portal to better understand patient’s perspectives on key health issues.

 Knowledge

  • Implement the insight and engagement strategy approved by the board
  • Complete a comprehensive data security review
  • Improve capabilities and opportunities for member engagement
  • A member engagement measurement system has been developed and new engagement and analytic tools are being added regularly including a member app for mobile devices, which is in final testing.
  • A comprehensive assessment of the AMA’s information, security and privacy framework is being finalized. Preliminary results show no critical gaps. The committee on financial audit will review the complete report in October.
  • New engagement tools including discussion boards have been launched.
  • A comprehensive communications audit was conducted and recommendations have been approved by the board to enhance engaging communications across the AMA’s activities.

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