Physician Leadership Forum

The American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) is a new way for physicians and hospitals to advance excellence in patient care. Through the Forum, the AHA will work more closely with the medical community to identify best practices and deliver value-based care. Participating physicians and hospitals will commit to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care delivery. The American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum also offers physicians a unique opportunity to participate in AHA policy and advocacy development process while preparing to collaboratively lead the hospitals of the future.

What's New

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Hospital's Role

    The misuse or overuse of antibiotics remains a global public health concern, contributing to antibiotic resistance and increased patient morbidity and mortality. Hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs have proven effective in improving appropriate antibiotic use, reducing adverse events and enhancing quality of care by ensuring the appropriate selection, dose, route and duration of antimicrobial therapy. The American Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Forum convened a group of industry experts and hospital executives last summer in San Diego to discuss the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs. The event was part of the organization’s ongoing Appropriate Use of Medical Resources initiative. To read the transcript, click here »

  • Blue Ribbon Panel Report: Governance of Physician Organizations 

    The latest Blue Ribbon Panel Report shares findings from a study of the governance structure and practices of physician organizations as they relate to clinical integration. It also includes information about other related structures, such as leadership councils and clinical program committees, that play an important role in creating and supporting new models of care delivery. To download the report, click here »

  • MGMA 2015 Business of Care Delivery Conference

    Is the challenge of providing better care, improving health and reducing costs burning you out? Many practice teams agree, and they’re seeking to build a new kind of healthcare system focused on integrated clinical and administrative teams working smarter – not harder. The MGMA 2015 Business of Care Delivery Conference, features an educational program showcasing innovative approaches to the business of care delivery. From Jeffrey Brenner, MD, and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers’ “hotspotting” work to the deep-dive case studies on PCHM and Hospital at Home® care models, this year’s conference will turn theory into practice. For more information, or to register, click here »