Physician Leadership Forum

As part of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities, AHA introduced the Physician Leadership Forum to engage and partner with physicians to collaboratively advance excellence in patient care. AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum also seeks to gather input from physicians to inform AHA policy and advocacy efforts while advancing physician leadership within the health care delivery system.


What's New

  • Strategies for Enhancing Resiliency for Individuals, Care Teams, and Organizations - Register Now

    This webinar will explore practical strategies for enhancing resiliency, reducing burn-out, and improving overall well-being of physician leaders. To register, click here »

  • Improvement from Within: the C-Suite's Nimble New Partner is CME - Slides and Recording Now Available

    This webinar offers an inside look at strategies C-suite executives can use to ensure that CME is a strategic asset for institutional excellence. To view, click here »

  • Appropriate Use of Medical Resources Compendium

    The AHA's Physician Leadership Forum and Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative have released a compendium to help hospitals, in partnership with their clinical staff and patients, to closely examine the appropriate use of medical resources for five hospital-based procedures or interventions. The compendium offers a toolkit on each of the five areas: blood management, antimicrobial stewardship, ambulatory care sensitive conditions, elective percutaneous coronary intervention, and aligning treatment with patient priorities for use of the ICU. To download, click here »

  • Picture of GME from the First Round of CLER Visits and Opportunities Ahead - Slides and Recording Now Available

    This webinar is the first in a series of presentations designed around the six CLER Focus areas. The presenters examine the data from the recent CLER National Report of Findings 2016 and engage the community in a dialogue about we have learned. To view, click here »

  • Verification of Graduate Medical Education

    To help streamline and standardize the residency verification process and meet hospital credentialing needs, the AHA, in partnership with other national organizations, has developed a template letter and form that would provide the necessary information to meet credentialing needs while reducing the need for program directors to complete multiple requests for information. To view, click here »

  • Physician Organization Governance: Transformation and Three Perspectives

    To understand how the governance of physician-led organizations is different, and similar, to that of health care systems, the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance and Physician Leadership Forum undertook a study to examine governance structures and functions in a diverse set of physician organizations. The resulting report, The Blue Ribbon Panel on Governance of Physician Organizations, examines how physician organizations govern themselves, come together as groups and impart the discipline and get the outcomes needed to be successful. In follow up to the report, the AHA convened an educational session to share highlights of the study and provide an in-depth examination from three leading-edge case studies. Proceedings from that session are now available by clicking here »

  • Physician Payment Reform - MACRA

    Physician leaders need to prepare for coming changes to the Medicare physician payment system. Section 101 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 replaced the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule with a physician payment system that will implement new physician quality and value-based payment programs in 2019. In addition to PLF resources, the AHA has gathered its own suite of resources. They can be accessed by visiting